Tue=OLoch Vaa SWTue 12 February, 2019

Training 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.

Results will be here

Last updated: Sun 13 January, 2019

Pre Event Info

Technical orienteering with lovely contours but enough paths to reassure you.

This training will concentrate on 'Ups'.

Location Info

Near: Aviemore
Lat,Lng: 57.23467,-3.80638
OS Grid Ref: NH910173
Postcode: PH24 3BT

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Directions / Parking

Get to the A95 north of Aviemore. Just NE of the railway bridge is a small turning signposted for the Laggantygowan cemetery. Turn immediately left as you leave the main road, into a small parking area. As parking is quite limited, please park as tightly as you can, and if possible share transport (we don’t recommend cycling on that road in the dark!). There is an overflow parking area to the S of the railway bridge - if you use this area please walk on the verge and use your torch so traffic is aware of you.

Map / Terrain

A small area of the Loch Vaa map will be used. This area has Loch Vaa in the middle of it and is well bounded on all sides by tracks, the railway and the A95; there are some paths and tracks through the area as well. Contour detail is very good and in winter visibility is better without leaves on the trees. The vegetation is a mixture of birch woodland with clearings and pine forest.

Course Information

Ups - this means hills and spurs. At night these are more obvious to spot than 'Downs' (these will appear on the 19th February). It is also easier to make 'handrails' from a series of 'ups' and use these to help with navigation.

Dog restrictions

Well behaved dogs welcome.

Contacts / Officials

Lynne Walker