Glen Dye – Level C Event – 21/08/16

The start of the Autumn orienteering season is the Glen Dye Event this Sunday. It is a chance to run on the best bits of Glen Dye’s pine forests and moraine.

Final Details … updated 18/08/16


Nearest postcode: AB31 6LP
OS Grid Ref: NO656906
GPS WGS84 coords: 57.00568, -2.56726

The event will be signposted from Strachan where the B974 heads south. Parking is on forest tracks signed 500m south west of Bridge of Bogendreip.

The parking is on a forest track running east of the B974 and the courses start and finish to the west of the B974.
NOTE: The route to and from the start and finish will be marked and the B974 road crossing will be signed and marshalled, but it is requested that juniors are accompanied on the route to the start.


Light Green

Guide to course difficulty (thanks to BKO).

Entry on the day, or, to help our IT team, if you think you are probably coming to the event and have a fair idea of which course you would like to run, please email your name, BOF number and course to (subject EEE Glen Dye). A map will be held for you till noon. No obligation to run if you change your mind, pay on the day.
Senior BOF member £5, Non-BOF member £7, Junior £2.50

Registration and Start Times
Registration: 10:30 to 12:30
Starts: 11:00 to 13:00
Courses Close: 14:30


Planner: Richard Oxlade
Organiser: Anne Hoy
Controller: Andy Tivendale (MAROC)

Contact the Organiser (to volunteer your help, ask questions etc)


  • Best bits of the forest used, though there is some young conifer growth
  • Some paths are indistinct these will be taped on the white and yellow courses.
  • Some thinning in the west on the longer courses and new tracks
  • Approx 750m walk to the start is taped but off track (rough ground).
  • HEALTH: There are ticks in the area so full leg and torso cover is required and check for them after your run
  • South of the parking area is Out of Bounds because of pheasant rearing
  • Dogs are welcome in the forest but should be on a lead please (pheasants). The surrounding fields should be avoided since some have young cattle grazing

Safety – A 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.HEALTH – Full leg and torso cover is required due to ticks.

Public Liability – Please be aware that British Orienteering Federation (BOF) event insurance only covers non-member participants  for public liability for 3 events in any one year (this includes helpers, parents shadowing and competitors).

Privacy – when entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports. Grampian Orienteers data privacy policy

Photography – In line with the policies of British Orienteering, the organisers of this event request that any person wishing to take photos or video showing children should register their details with event volunteers before taking any such photos or videos. The event organisers reserve the right to ask people to refrain from taking photos or video and may, if such warnings are ignored, refer the matter to the police.


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UPCOMING EVENTS (click series or event names for details link)

This is what we’re currently planning…. (fingers crossed everybody please!) Things are going to look  a little different now due to Covid-19 precautions, most important being pre-entry only and allocated start times even for local events.

See our Covid 19 page for more info.

Wednesdays Urban Sprints
9th Sep Danestone
16th Sep Westhill
23rd Sep Duthie Park/F’hill
30th Sep ABZ Uni
Look out for an email or a post for each event with details and how to pre-enter. No entry on the night.

9th Oct  Glen Dye
At least 4 courses – more details to follow very soon.

If you can’t make any of these events or prefer to avoid others fo the time being, you can join the Mobile O revolution  and download the MapRun app and have a go at some local courses using your phone to time yourself and even navigate with. Visit our MapRun page for instructions and a list of maps.
Or do one of our Temporary Orienteering Courses – see the TOC post for info.

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Then try a Permanent Orienteering Course in a local forest or park or try one of our Street O maps for a taste of urban O.

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