Windy RidgeSat 05 June, 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 Activities 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.

Last updated: Tue 11 May, 2021

Pre Event Info

Wonderful hillside venue with great views!

Our first actual event for some time!. Entries will open mid-May.

Location Info

Near: Aviemore
Lat,Lng: 57.14146,-3.67458
OS Grid Ref: NN990060
Postcode: PH22 1RB

Open an interactive map in:
GoogleMap - Streetmap (OS 50k)
OpenStreetMap - BingMap (OS 50k)

Directions / Parking

Park at the Cairngorm ski car park, right at the top of the ski road. Please park at the north end of the car park; the end furthest from the buildings.

Map / Terrain

This little-used area is a wonderfully contoured slope near the Cairngorm ski centre. It is generally quite steep and rough, with excellent views to distract you. There are a few paths, which can become indistinct in places. The great thing is, even if you can't find your control, you can quite easily see enough to get back to the car park easily!

Registration and Start times

No registration on the day - pre-entry only. If you need to hire a SI dibber (no additional charge unless you lose it) this will be in an envelope with your name on it, on a table for you to collect.

When you enter you will be offered start times in 15-minute blocks between 11:00 and 12:30.

Course Information

Orange - TD3 (challenging for juniors, fairly easy for adults) - 1.6km/85m

Short Green - TD5 - 2.4km/65m

Green - TD5 - 2.9km/120m

Blue - TD5 - 4.1km/165m

TD5 courses are technically and physically challenging.

Distances and height gain are now accurate.

Entry Details

Members: juniors & students £2, adults £5

Non-members - £3 / £7 respectively.

Entries will be available via SI Entries, from 15 May until 23:59 on Sunday 30 May.

Please ensure you comply with all Covid restrictions in place at the time of the event, including travel restrictions. In particular, if you or anyone in your household feel unwell, have been told to isolate, or have recently tested positive for Covid, please DO NOT COME to the event. Please familiarise yourself with British Orienteering's Code of Conduct relating to participation in events.

Dog restrictions

Dogs in car park only please, and they must be on a lead, well behaved and clean.


We expect the ski centre toilets to be available, and the cafe to be open for sit in or takeaway.


We expect to open entries mid-May, so you will have 2 weeks to get your entry in. We will then get maps printed only for those who have pre-entered.

Contacts / Officials

Rob Hickling is our Planner for this event. Queries can be addressed to Hilary Quick via the Contacts page.