Sun 10th Mar 2019

Type of event: Local Race
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 11th Mar


Low key event suitable for newcomers and families. Limited range of courses available: white (beginner), orange (intermediate) and green (advanced).

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Nearest town: Ballater

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Parking is on forest tracks off the B976 South Deeside Rd, 6km west of Dinnet bridge, GR NO 419966. There is not a lot of space so please share transport and park as neatly as possible.

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10:30-11:30

Starts 11:00-12:00

Course Information

White (easy - beginner) 2km

Orange (intermediate) 3.1km

Green (short technical) 4.2km

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.

Entry Details

Adults £5, Juniors £2.50

Dogs allowed?

On lead only in forest

Contacts / Officials

Organisers: Sarah Dunn / Alan Bennett (day)

Planner: Sue Barrie

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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