Loch Vaa SWSat 25 September, 2021
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.
This event is easily accessible by public transport, being a modest jog or bike-ride from Aviemore railway station (buses also stop there), with the entire route from there to the parking field being on minor roads or decent off-road cycle tracks (Sustrans Route 7). Do please ask Hilary Q for details, and let me know your ETA so I can allocate appropriate start time. We'll arrange some kind of covered kit dump just in case it rains...
Aviemore parkrun is also conveniently nearby, you could fit that in before your orienteering!
Near: Aviemore Lat,Lng: 57.22574,-3.80590 Postcode: PH22 1QF
Directions / Parking
Field accessed from the A95 at Avielochan, approx. 1 mile north of the A9/A95 junction north of Aviemore. If approaching from the south, please be aware this small junction onto a track is just after a bend where many drivers are tempted to overtake. We recommend early use of indicators!
Parking charge £2 per car - please throw cash into the bucket near the gate.
Map / Terrain
Lots of scattered birch forest with nice contours, a bit of bracken in places.
Registration and Start times
Emails have been sent to all who entered, showing start block allocation, and giving other final information. Here are the PDFs:
and a PDF of the final information as per that email: Loch Vaa final info
The SI units will NOT be touch-free.
If you wish to inform us of medical conditions, forms and envelopes will be available at the Download car beside the club banner.
Orange: 2.9km, 40m climb
Light Green: 3.8km, 60m climb
Green: 4.1km, 80m climb
Brown: 8.3km, 160m climb
Walk to start approx. 150m, no serious amount of climb.
ENTRIES NOW CLOSED.
The information below is left in case you need it.
BOF/SOA members - Senior £8, Junior £4
Non-members - Senior £10, Junior £5
THERE WILL BE NO LATE ENTRIES, NO SPARE MAPS AND NO ENTRY ON THE DAY.
Dogs must be on leads and trained to pick up their own mess.
Aviemore is nearby and offers everything you could possibly want - including toilets (there will be none at the event).
Please be sure to check yourself, your kids and your dogs for ticks afterwards. Lyme Disease is known to be present in Strathspey.
Final information has been sent to all who have entered (or their personal assistant) and is available as PDF. Loch Vaa final info
Contacts / Officials
Planner - Callum Scott
Organiser - Hilary Scott
Entries and Covid Officer - Hilary Quick