Nearest town: Braemar
- Grid Ref:
- Lat/Lon: 57.004570,-3.337612
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS)
- Bing Map (OS)
Pre Event Info
Level C Event rescheduled from March and hence courses are as planned for that event. Heather is now high so please choose your course with this in mind.
Some courses climb quite high to exposed hillside areas so please be mindful of the weather conditions and be prepared to take additional warm clothing. Cagoules may be compulsory.
Please also note that the Yellow and White courses follow overhead power lines in part and the underfoot conditions also now consist of high heather at these points. Please be aware that this may be tough for some small juniors so please arrange shadowing if in doubt and you think it appropriate.
Please bring £2 for the Pay and Display parking. Parking will be tight, so please car share if possible.
It would help us if you could pre-enter by sending an email to with your name, BOF number and course by 9pm on Friday 9th November. To help filter the emails, please put EEE in the subject line for the email. For those who send in an early email entry, you just come to registration at the event, pay for your run and pick up a timing brikke. (There is no need to complete an entry slip.) A map will be reserved for you - but only until 12 noon on Sunday.
Please note that this is not a full Pre-entry. It's entirely on a "no obligation" basis and no charge will be made if you cannot come to the event. If you change your mind, and decide on the morning of the event to run a different course, that's fine too (providing there are sufficient maps).
Directions / Parking
Keiloch Car Park, Invercauld Estate, which is 5.6km after the Inver Hotel on the A93. Please bring £2 for the Pay and Display parking. Parking will be tight, so please car share if possible.
Please drive slowly and careful on the estate road, there may be children and animals around.
White 2.0km, 50m
Yellow 2.5km, 80m
Orange 2.6km, 90m
Light Green 3.4km, 135m
Green 4.3km, 210m
Blue 5.9km, 330m
Brown 7.2km, 395m
ATTENTION PARENTS DOING WHITE AND YELLOW COURSES
The White and Yellow courses both use linear features technically not suitable for these courses (i.e. power lines), so please explain this to your children before starting. The wide ride that this power line follows is fairly rough with heather in places with only sporadic single (deer?) tracks. Where appropriate red & white tape has been used along these legs but most controls are visible from the previous one.
The White course has one leg that follows the edge of a vegetation boundary but this is taped along its entire length.
The Yellow course has two legs along a steam. Whilst this is technically acceptable, the steam is somewhat indistinct in places so both legs are taped in their entity.
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.
When entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.