Nearest town: Banchory
- Grid Ref: NO 607971
- Postcode: AB34 5DQ
- Lat/Lon: 57.05106,-2.68653
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Pre Event Info
Directions / Parking
Parking in Ballogie in the far south-west of the area. Small carpark by the junction of the B976 and the minor road that goes east towards along the south side of the forest. 4 spaces also available next to the old gallery. Please DO NOT park in the traditional car park close to Potarch bridge. There will be no one there.
Start is around 500m along the minor road and into the forest edge.
Registration & Start Times
Starts/Registration 18:00 – 19:00
Courses close 20:00
Long, 5.0km 12 controls
Short, 3.2km 9 controls
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.
£5 senior, £2.50 junior, cash only please as the contactless payment app does not work on my phone
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: Drew Tivendale
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.
Participants in orienteering should be aware of the risk of tick bites - more information here.
SPORTident timing will be used
Please note that a lost hire SI-Card will be charged for at a rate of £30, unless the Club Commitee agrees that there are special circumstances.
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