67 people took part on a cold (-2°C) but calm day. The forest was looking at it’s best so hopefully you enjoyed the day. Please add your route using RouteGadget, it's a very good training aid, not just for you but others looking at route choices.

Sun 12th Jan 2014

Type of event: Local-(D)
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 02nd Jan


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Event Report

67 people took part on a cold (-2°C) but calm day. The forest was looking at it’s best so hopefully you enjoyed the day. Please add your route using RouteGadget, it's a very good training aid, not just for you but others looking at route choices. Short RouteGadget screencasts showing, how to plot your route manualy or upload your GPS track.

Apologies to those on the Orange course, it ended up being a lot tougher than we expected. We are fortunate in BASOC that we have such a choice of high quality areas with complex terrain, easily able to provide TD5 level courses, but sometimes it's hard to plan the easier courses.

Pre Event Info

The map: was recently revised. Scale is 1:10000 for the Blue course, 1:7500 for all other courses. For clarity, only the most significant rides are marked.

Start: The start will not be manned. Start when you are ready. The clear and start boxes will be adjacent to the start kite.

SI Boxes: These will be either hanging from the control kite or lying on the ground below the kite.

Everyone is welcome, whether member or not, and whether old or young, experienced or new to the wonderful sport of orienteering. Although rarely used these days, Revack is an excellent area with plenty of scope for planning technical and physical  orienteering challenges.  The map has been significantly updated for this event.

In addition, there is the added benefit of an on-site cafe just a few metres from the car park serving a tempting selection of cakes.  If the weather looks dubious, please check here before setting out for the event!
Please avoid wearing muddy shoes when visiting the shop and restaurant.

Revack Estate website

BASOC members are asked to help collect controls - please contact Tim to offer your assistance.


We are testing out the option to enter online via and encourage you to do so. No payment will be collected by oentries, you just pay on arrival at the event. Online entry closes on the 11th Jan.

By having this information in advance we can more accurately judge how many maps to print and it makes producing the results easier and quicker. If you don't already have an oentries account it only takes minutes to set one up and will then save you time entering events in the future.



Directions / Parking

1Km South of Grantown,from the A95, take the B970 towards Nethy Bridge. After 550m turn left into the Revack Estate. The entrance to Revack estate at GR NJ 030259 will be marked by a control kite. Follow the entrance drive to the shop and restaurant. Parking is in the overflow car park beyond the hard standing. The car park is small and entries higher than expected so please park in a way that maximises the available space. Should the car park fill, you may be directed to alternative parking 200m NW. You pass this on the RHS on your way along the drive. Please leave the hard standing adjacent to the shop free for shop customers.

Registration, Start & Finish

Registration: 10:45 - 11:30
Starts: 11:00 - 11:45
Notes: courses close 13:00

Course Information

Subject to final planning amendments, course details are:
Blue 6.5km, 200m climb.
Green 4km, 140m climb.
Orange 3km, 110m climb.
Yellow 2.3km, 50m climb. (This course will include two sections that follow fence lines through uneven terrain.)
Courses close 13:00

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Fees: Adults £3, juniors £1
Entry: Online and on day

Hired timing chips (Si-Cards, dibbers)

We provide a free loan of these if you don't have your own, but if you loose it there will be a £30 charge for it's replacement.

Terrain Description

Pine forest with patches of long grass and heather. Varied runability and quite physical.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Tim Sands
Organiser: Tim Sands
Controller: Paul Frost

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.


Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

Medical Conditions

You have the option of downloading and completing this Medical form. It could be life saving if the organisers are aware of any existing medical conditions in the event of an incident. You can leave it at registration/enquires in a sealed envelope that will only be opened if required and destroyed after the event.


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