Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club

BirnamMon 05 February, 2024

Last updated: Mon 05 February, 2024

National level event

Explanation of event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.

Pre-event Information

Scottish qualifier for the CompassSport Cup and Trophy

Location Info

Near: Birnam
Lat,Lng: 56.55087,-3.60746
OS Grid Ref: NO018415
Postcode: PH8 0DU
What3Words: ///force.irrigated.body

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Map / Terrain

Birnam Hill provides an excellent physical and navigational challenge on its beautiful wooded slopes. And if you stop to look up, there are superb views over the surrounding Perthshire countryside.

Registration and Start times

Start times from 11am.

To avoid having huge amounts of climb on the courses, the Start will be up on the hill with the Finish down at the bottom. You should therefore come prepared for a walk of approx 3km with 200m climb to the Start and a flat walk back from Finish and Download afterwards. (There will be an option get dropped off closer to the Start but you'll still need to do the climb!)

FVO have also added a second lower start so that we can now offer Yellow and White non-CompassSport courses (as well as Light Green).

Course Information

All information about the event is on the FVO website and the SIEntries page.

Entry Details

Entries only through SIEntries. Entries close on Sunday 4th February 2024. No Entry on the Day.

Contacts / Officials

BASOC Club Captain Jane will arrange the start times for the club once all the entries are in. Contact Jane if you have any questions.

Nearest A&E Hospitals

Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ

Nairn Town & Country Hospital, IV12 5EE

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