WOLF - Aviemore

Urban Sprint, BTO SOUL 8

Mapping Aviemore has been a major project for BASOC over the last 3 years. We are delighted with the new map which will be used for the first time at this event.

Sat 23rd Sep 2017

Type of event: District Race-(C), Sprint, Urban
Type of terrain: Urban
Info updated: 11th Jul

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Pre Event Info

Come to sample the brand new map at this popular event, with the usual warm WOLF welcome!



Directions / Parking

Parking will be available near to Dalfaber Country Club.

Registration, Start & Finish

Registration, Start & Finish will all be located at the Dalfaber Country Club.

Registration from 14:30 - 16:00

Starts from 15:00 - 16:30

Courses close 17:30

Course Information

Course Lengths Subject to Final Controlling
Course Class Length (km)
5 M/W 12- 1.4
4 M/W 16- & Adult Beginner 2.1
3 M/W 55+ 2.3
2 M/W 40+ 3
1 M/W Open 3.5


NB: M/W16s that have not had their 16th birthday prior to the event must enter course 4 due to British Orienteering regulations regarding athlete safety in urban areas. If they are 16 they can enter the Open class, course 1.

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

Please enter all WOLF events via SIEntries.

Entry Fees
Entry Type Fee (£)
Adult member of British Orienteering / SOA Club 8
Junior member of British Orientering / SOA Club  5
Adult non-member 10
Junior non-member 7
Adult on course 4 or 5 As per junior entry


There will be no charge for the hire of SI cards.

Terrain Description

Aviemore offers classic Scottish modern urban environment mixed with more unusual open areas, scattered birch woodlands, parkland and golf course. There is negligible climb across the area. The map is new - GGMaps 2016.


Indoor facilties with toilets & catering.

Contacts / Officials

Planner - Alison Campbell

Controller - Alan Halliday MOR

Organiser - Jo Cumming

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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