WOUDS 1: Morrone Birkwood

Wed 24th May 2017

Type of event: Local-(D)
Type of terrain: Woodland
Info updated: 25th May


Wednesday Orienteering in Upper Dee/Donside Series no 1 and World Orienteering Day

Using a new map of the fabulous Morrone Birkwood

Low key evening event suitable for all the family, with 3 courses and a string course for the wee ones. Run on your own or as a pair / family. Bring a picnic or a bbq and make a summers evening of it!

Best 3 results from 4 events will count to overall league prizes for each course.

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Nearest town: Braemar

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Parking and registration by the Duck Pond in Braemar. On the left at the top of Chapel Brae.

Registration & Start Times


Courses close 20:00

Course Information

White - 2.0km - easy, for beginners

Orange - 2.6km - intermediate, for more advanced youngsters and novice adults

Blue - 5.0 km - advanced course for experienced orienteers

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

Entry on the day only.

Adults £2, Juniors £1

Please note that due to juniper disease in the area we will be requesting that all participants disinfect their footwear in a footbath following their run.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser / Planner Sarah Dunn. E-mail sarah at scottish-orienteering.org

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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