Level C, Glen Fearder

Sun 12th Jan 2014

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Info updated: 09th Mar


Level C

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Nearest town: Braemar

Pre Event Info

Level C

Directions / Parking

Parking is in the fields at Balmore. Access to the event is along the narrow Aberarder road that turns off the A93 just before the Inver Hotel if you are approaching from the Ballater direction. There is a phone box at the junction and the event will be signposted from there.

Course Information

White - 1.8k 20m
Yellow - 2.4k 35m
Orange - 2.7k 70m
Light Green - 3.3k 95m
Green - 4.5k 185m
Blue - 5.9k 200m
Brown - 7.8k 360m

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Timing will be by EMIT brikke

Please note that lost brikkes will be charged for at £45 unless the Club Commitee agrees there are special circumstances.


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