Uath Lochans

A small, friendly event at Uath Lochans, with 5 courses so there was something for everyone.

Sun 17th Nov 2013

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Info updated: 29th Dec


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Pre Event Info

BASOC welcome members and newcomers to the first of our series of small, friendly events through the winter.  Uath Lochans is a delightful area with plenty of paths for the easier courses, and some brilliant forest for the difficult course.  



Directions / Parking

From Kincraig, go East to Loch Insh Watersports then turn south (right) on the B970 and after less than half a mile take the left fork at Insh House (no-through-road).  After about 1.5 miles turn right down a track to the Forestry Commission car park.

Registration, Start & Finish

Registration: 11:00 - 11:30
Starts: 11:00 - 12:00
Notes: Courses close 13:00.

Course Information

Easy Yellow course suitable for children with little experience;  Orange course about 3km suitable for beginner adults or children with some experience;  Green course about 5km, technically difficult.  Please note distances quoted are the “straight-line” distance, and might find you run a lot further - particularly on the Green course.

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: On the 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.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Hilary Quick
Organiser: Hilary Quick
Controller: Lynne Walker

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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