Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club

Go Orienteering

There are many ways to enjoy the sport of orienteering.

Training sessions, like our Tuesday evenings.
Competitive events
, from small local ones to large (2000 people+) national/international ones.
Virtual
(smartphone/watch) courses, where the controls are virtual.
Permanent orienteering courses, where the control sites are marked with small orienteering symbols.

More Info about going orienteering
New to Orienteering? - Orienteering Calendar - Orienteering Events - Virtual Orienteering Courses - Permanent Orienteering Courses - Map symbols key - Control Description examples - RouteGadget - Important Event Information - Ticks and Lyme Disease
Explanation of Event levels, types and formats

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.

Read more about events…

Date Venue (select to view) Near Type
Tuesdays Tue=O Training Sessions Varies Training
There are no other club events planned at the moment
Anytime orienteering opportunities
Anytime Creag Meagaidh Kinloch Laggan Permanent course
Anytime Grantown NW Grantown-on-Spey Virtual course
Anytime Moor of Alvie Kincraig Virtual course
Anytime Dunachton & Kincraig Kincraig Virtual course
Anytime Aviemore North Aviemore Virtual course
Anytime Aviemore South Aviemore Virtual course

Neighbouring clubs events

Nearby events can be found based on a postcode via Ollie O'Brien's UK Orienteering Races Map (centred on the PH22 postcode as an example), or the following list sorted by date. These clubs may also have Virtual and Permanent courses of their own.

Note. Links below will open the event details that are on the British Orienteering website in a new tab or window.

Date Event name (select to view) Club Near Level
Wed 21 Feb MAROC Deeside Night Cup - Tilquhillie MAROC Banchory Local
Wed 21 Feb Moravian - Burgie Arboretum - Northern Night Cup #2 - Burgie Arboretum MOR Forres Local
Sun 25 Feb Moravian Saturday Local Event - Lossie Forest East - Lossie Forest East MOR Lossiemouth Local
Sun 3 Mar Dallaschyle Regional event - Dallaschyle INVOC Nairn Regional
Sat 9 Mar MOR - Saturday Local Event - Aberlour - Aberlour MOR Aberlour Local
Sun 10 Mar MAROC Bogendreip Regional - Bogendreip MAROC Banchory Regional
Wed 17 Apr MAROC Forest Sprint - Dess MAROC Aboyne Local
Sun 21 Apr Scottish Orienteering League 2 - Balfour Forest MAROC Aboyne National
Wed 1 May MAROC Forest Sprint - Glen O'Dee MAROC Banchory Local
Sun 12 May GRAMP Balmedie regional - Balmedie GRAMP Aberdeen Regional
Wed 15 May MAROC Forest Sprint - Cambus O'May MAROC Banchory Local
Sun 19 May MAROC Local Event - Haughton & Murray Country Park MAROC Alford Local
Wed 22 May MAROC Auchenblae Urban - Auchenblae MAROC Auchenblae Local
Sat 25 May Scottish Championships - Individual (UKOL) - Creag Leach INVOC Inverness National
Sun 26 May Scottish Championships - Relays - Roseisle MOR Forres National

Orienteering Events

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.

Read more about Orienteering Events…

Virtual Orienteering Courses

MapRun is an app which allows you to use your smartphone to enjoy orienteering without needing to set up physical control points on the ground. There are now MapRun courses set up all across Scotland which you can go and run right now, with more new ones being added all the time.

Using MapRun, you can run an orienteering course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version; the only difference from a “traditional” course is that there are no physical markers on the ground. Instead, the phone tracks your location as you run and vibrates or buzzes to confirm when you’ve reached each control point on the course.

Read more about Virtual Orienteering Courses…