Uath Lochans North
Uath Lochans is a delightful area with plenty of paths for the easier courses, and some brilliant forest for the difficult courses. Simple (provisional) results now available.
Sun 09th Mar 2014
Type of event:
Info updated: 29th Dec
Pre Event Info
Uath Lochans is a delightful area with plenty of paths for the easier courses, and some brilliant forest for the difficult courses.
Coaching and advice will be available for newcomers and improvers.
- Nearest town: Kingussie
- Grid Ref: NH836023
- Lat/Lon: 57.09605,-3.92761
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Park at the Forestry Commission car park near the “paw-print” Uath Lochans ponds. This car park is signposted from the unclassified no-through road on the west side of Glen Feshie. To get there, find the Loch Insh Watersports Centre just east of Kincraig, and from there head south for half a mile on the B970, then take the left fork at Insh House, where there will be an O kite.
Registration, Start & Finish
Registration: 10:45 - 11:00
Starts: 11:00 - 11:30
Notes: courses close 13:00
Yellow: (approx. 2km) for juniors
Orange: (approx. 3.5km) for older juniors and adult beginners
Green: (approx. 4.5km)
Blue: (approx. 6.5km) courses for experienced orienteers
Remember that course length is given as the straight line distance; for the Yellow course you will go a little bit further, for the other courses your chosen route might be quite a bit longer - quite apart from any unintended wanderings…
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.
Fees: Adults £3, juniors £1
Entry: Online and on day
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Chris Fitzsimons
Organiser: Chris Fitzsimons
Controller: Hilary Quick
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.
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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