Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club

Club ChampsTolvahSun 06 December, 2020

Last updated: Tue 13 April, 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 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.


What a fantastic day for the club champs! Sun, snow and orienteering; a match made in Speyside...

Thanks to everyone who came along and took part. We had a score event with a bit of a twist. Controls counted for different values depending on which order you visited them, so there was room for even more brain work than usual. We have our new Club Champion for 2020; here are the scores:

Jo: 90

Jane: 70

Lynne: 100

Clare: 110

Hilary: 110

Callum: 180

And our Club Champion 2020 is Alice: 240

Members of other clubs, who couldn't be club champions but had fun anyway:

Alison: 140

Finlay: 240

Andy: 260

Congratulations to everyone, especially to Alice for her fantastic run.

Many thanks to everyone who helped collect controls and carry equipment and to Thomas MacDonell for letting us use the area.

This year's club champs will be held at Tolvah, also known to orienteers as Achlean. It's a lovely section of woodland further up Glen Feshie from Uath Lochans. We don't often orienteer here, but it's well worth it.

Pre-event Information

Location Info

Near: Kincraig
Lat,Lng: 57.06483,-3.91332
Postcode: PH21 1NH

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Directions / Parking

Waiting for confirmation on where we should park.

It will be at least 500m from parking to the start, mostly flat along forest tracks.

Map / Terrain

The vegetation on the map is a little out of date, but this is a fantastic technical area.

There has been some recent forestry work in part of the area. We will be avoiding large areas recently felled and the map will show small sections of felling.

There are timber stacks along some of the tracks. Please don't climb on them.

Registration and Start times

Start blocks will be from 10:30am at 15 minute intervals. You will be allocated a start block before the event.

Please arrive promptly for your start so we can get everyone going before the next group arrive. Make sure you leave enough time to get to the start from parking.

Course Information

A 60 minute score course for everyone, with a club champs twist.

Unless your memory is excellent, you might want to bring a pen.

SI timing will be used. If you need to hire a dibber, please mention this when you enter. Dibber hire is free.

We will not be using SI Air.

Entry Details

Pre-entry only. Contact Gemma to enter.

Entry is free to club members.

Other orienteering club members:
Adults £4, Juniors £2

Non orienteering club members:
Adults £5, Juniors £3

Please enter by Friday 4th December.

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved dogs on a lead.

Contacts / Officials




Nearest A&E Hospitals

Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ

Nairn Town & Country Hospital, IV12 5EE

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Due to Covid-19, we can only accept entries from people living in Scotland in level 1 or 2 areas.

We won't be able to socialise before or after the event. Please arrive in time for your start and leave promptly after your run.

The AGM will take place online at 3pm the same day. Please join us even if you can't attend the club champs.