DunachtonmoreSun 22 May, 2022

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 Activities 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.


Last updated: Tue 24 May, 2022

Pre Event Info

BASOC event at Dunachtonmore in May

Welcome to BASOC’s first weekend event of 2022!

We are returning to this fantastic area which hosted the SOL in 2018. Thanks to John Forbes-Leith of Dunachton Estate for allowing us to use the area.

Location Info

Location map

Near: Kingussie
Lat,Lng: 57.11009,-3.96611
OS Grid Ref: NH810038
Postcode: PH21 1LX
What3Words: ///promote.girder.competing

This what3words address refers to a 3 metre square location. Tap the link or enter the 3 words into the free what3words app to find it.

Open an interactive map in:
GoogleMap - Streetmap (OS 50k)
OpenStreetMap - BingMap (OS 50k)

Directions / Parking

The assembly is 9 miles south of Aviemore, adjacent to the Highland Wildlife Park. Follow the signs for “Highland Wildlife Park".

Travelling north towards Inverness on the A9, turn off for Kingussie / Kincraig, and follow the B9152 north. Traveling south towards Perth on the A9, turn off south of Aviemore for Kincraig and follow the B9152 through Kincraig to the Park. Take the turning off the B9152 to the Highland Wildlife Park. This entrance is shared with the Park traffic so look out for the Orienteering sign approx 100m on the right after you turn off the main road. The main car parking field is next to assembly next to Meadowside Quarry.

Please take care when leaving the event as the road joins the exit from the wildlife park.

Open an interactive map:

GoogleMap - Streetmap (OS 50k)

OpenStreetMap - BingMap (OS 50k)

Map / Terrain

The map was updated in 2018 by Stirling Surveys and will be printed at a scale of 1:10,000 for all classes/courses.

The area consists of open moorland, runnable woods and, near the finish, open fields. Note most of the area is very exposed in the event of bad weather during the competition - and whistles are recommended.

Please be aware that we are orienteering in a working estate. There are sheep and deer in the area, please close all gates if you opened them.

Please be aware that some low fences include barbed wire and there is "dead" fence wire around some of the crossing points. There are also several deer fences on the courses, please do not climb them but use the marked gates/crossing points.

Finally, please be aware there is an estate road running through the area close to the finish and competitors should check for traffic when crossing.

Registration and Start times

Starts for all courses will be between 11.00am and 12.00 - and will all be punching starts.

The course start will be approximately 1.2km from the assembly point.

The finish will be close to assembly and download will be signposted near to there.

The course will close at: 14.00.

PLEASE GO TO DOWNLOAD, EVEN IF YOU DON’T FINISH. This is our way of checking that no competitors are left out, lost, or injured.

Course Information

Purple Jane is planning 3 amazing courses:

Entry Details

Entries are now CLOSED.

If you wish to inform us of medical conditions, forms and envelopes will be available at the download area.

Dog restrictions

As there could be sheep in the assembly area dogs must be on a short leash and only allowed to be in or very close to the parking area.

Contacts / Officials

Planner - Jane Chisholm

Organiser - Ann McGougan

Controller - Hilary Quick

First Aid - Hilary Quick/ Jane Chisholm

Covid Officer - Hilary Quick


Unfortunately there will be no toilets at the event. Please use the nearest public toilets at Kingussie or Aviemore.

Safety Notes

Nearest A&E - Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ

Nearest A&E Hospitals

Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ

Nairn Town & Country Hospital, IV12 5EE


Please be sure to check yourself and/ or your children for ticks afterwards. Lyme Disease is known to be present in Strathspey.