Our next event in the summer series summer series takes place this coming Wednesday evening, 26th July. Come and tune up your skills, and enjoy a training run ahead of the Scottish Six Days.
Parking is at the Bennachie Centre, at grid reference NJ698217. Access is on minor roads, either from Chapel of Garioch to the north, or Blairdaff/Kemnay to the south. Link to a map is here. Charges apply for parking (£2 for 3 hours, £1 for 1 hour) so please bring suitable change for the ticket machines.
Register inside the Centre building from 5pm (note: slightly earlier than normal). Last starts at 6.45pm. Courses close at 8.00pm.
The circular maps are novel training exercises for more experienced orienteers. The maps have no magnetic north lines, and no indication of which way is north! Ideally you should do the courses without using a compass, by simply reading the map, identifying the features, using good attack points, and staying in close map contact. A few traditional maps are available on the Short Tech course for those who don’t feel confident enough to handle the circular map exercise.
As a special treat, the Bennachie Centre has kindly agreed to extend it’s opening hours and will be open for the event till 7pm. So we’ll benefit from all the facilities there:
Registration desk will be in a dry and midge-free zone inside the centre! And there are excellent toilet facilities there too. What more could we ask for.
Our thanks to Forestry Commission Scotland and the manager and staff at the Bennachie Centre for providing these facilities.
Planner/Organiser: Rob Hickling
Summer Series Events – fun, friendly events with something for everyone on Wednesday evenings. Events will have an easy (white/yellow standard), medium (orange standard) and two as-hard-as-we-can-make-it courses of different lengths (generally referred to as short and long tech).
Starts 6-7pm, courses close 8pm (unless changed for a particular event, please check website for any changes)
Seniors £4, students/juniors £2
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