Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club

Loch Vaa SWSat 25 September, 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.


Results and splits

Pre-event Information

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!

Location Info

Near: Aviemore
Lat,Lng: 57.22574,-3.80590
Postcode: PH22 1QF

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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.

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.

Course Information


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.

Entry Details


The information below is left in case you need it.

Entry fees:

BOF/SOA members - Senior £8, Junior £4

Non-members - Senior £10, Junior £5


Dog restrictions

Dogs must be on leads and trained to pick up their own mess.

Contacts / Officials

Planner - Callum Scott

Organiser - Hilary Scott

Entries and Covid Officer - Hilary Quick


Aviemore is nearby and offers everything you could possibly want - including toilets (there will be none at the event).

Nearest A&E Hospitals

Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ

Nairn Town & Country Hospital, IV12 5EE

NHS Urgent care search


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