Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club

CraigellachieTue 06 July, 2021

Last updated: Thu 25 January, 2024

Local 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.


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Thanks all for coming along, smiling and enjoying the wet, mud, slugs, midges - and glorious terrain! And of course thanks to Clare for great courses and Jane for rapid results.

A rare opportunity to orienteer on this delightful nature reserve!

Pre-event Information

Local event primarily for BASOC members, though visitors and non-members are most welcome.

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Location Info

Near: Aviemore
Lat,Lng: 57.18556,-3.83517
OS Grid Ref: NH893120
Postcode: PH22 1UL

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Directions / Parking

There is plenty of public parking in Aviemore, though if you're using the car park by Aldi, Tiso etc., be aware they do charge penalties for overstaying the time limit. There's lots of parking space around the Macdonald resort. Make your way on foot to the underpass under the A9, near the Youth Hostel, into the Craigellachie Nature Reserve, and the start is a short distance up that path.

Map / Terrain

This area has a wonderful mixture of tussocky grass, open woodland, rock detail and marshy bits. It's quite steep in places and there aren't a lot of paths.

Registration and Start times

Starts 18:15 - 19:00

Courses close 20:00

Course Information

Medium (suitable for confident juniors, junior with adult, or beginner adults) 2.4km, 90m climb

Long (suitable for competent adults) 3.5km, 185m climb

Entry Details

Entries have now closed.

Dog restrictions

As this is a nature reserve, dogs must be on a lead or extremely well behaved.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser - Clare Kemsley

Covid Officer - Hilary Quick


Public toilets, chippy and other facilities nearby in Aviemore.

Nearest A&E Hospitals

Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ

Nairn Town & Country Hospital, IV12 5EE

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