Torphins Woods

Thu 16th Jun 2016

Type of event: Local-(D)
Type of terrain: Woodland
Info updated: 16th Jun


Local event for beginners and recent starts. White / yellow / orange courses only. A chance to work towards colour / participation badges.

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Nearest town: Torphins

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Parking and start adjacent to the church on the B993 on the north edge of Torphins. Grid Ref NJ627022

Registration & Start Times

Registration / Starts 5:00-6:00

Courses Close 6:30

Course Information

White 1.5km

Yellow 1.7km

Orange 2.4km

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

Contacts / Officials

Planner / Organiser Sarah Dunn

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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