World Orienteering Day at Dess

Wed 23rd May 2018

Type of event: Score
Type of terrain: Woodland
Info updated: 23rd May


Informal event in Dess woods to celebrate World Orienteering Day. It will be a 45' score event to suit all ages and abilities, young and old. Bring all the family and your friends! Three course choices on offer: normal map, no line feature map, or blank map challenge!

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Nearest town: Dess, Aboyne

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

At Deeside Activity Park

Registration & Start Times

6-6:45pm. Courses close 7:45 prompt.

Course Information

45' score event format.

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 £2, Juniors £1

Contacts / Officials

Organiser Sarah Dunn

Email sarah @ (delete spaces)

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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