Events/Results, Summer Series

Summer Series – Back O Bennachie 3rd August

Usual 4 courses; Easy/yellow 2.00 km, medium/orange 2.4 km, short tech 2.8 km, long tech 4.2 km

 This is an area only used once before so come and explore. Interesting paths, open woodland, flowing burns. Quite a lot of woodrush but all courses except the long technical  have route choices that can take you round most of it if you don’t mind the long way sometimes.  The long tech is  quite physical with a steep ravine along the way. Choose your route carefully.  Quite a few new log stacks. Parents warn your children to STAY OFF.  There is a very short walk through the car park to the start. Be careful, especially of parking cars.

 We should be ready before 6.00pm.

Parking in Forestry Commission Back o’Bennachie car park, signposted off B9002 just west of Oyne. Grid reference NJ661245.   http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=366150&y=824550&z=0&sv=NJ661245&st=5&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf

 

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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.

Sundays
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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CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT EVENT? NEED A FIX NOW?

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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