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
Wed 29 May Grantown on Spey Northern Urban League Grantown on Spey Local event
 
Anytime orienteering opportunities
Anytime Creag Meagaidh Kinloch Laggan Permanent 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
Sat 25 May Scottish Championships - Individual (UKOL) - Craig Leach INVOC Inverness National
Sun 26 May Scottish Championships - Relays - Roseisle MOR Forres National
Wed 29 May GRAMP Summer Series - Westburn - Westburn Park GRAMP Aberden Local
Wed 5 Jun GRAMP Summer Series - Haddo - Haddo GRAMP Pitmedden Local
Wed 5 Jun INVOC Schools League & evening event - Culloden Woods INVOC Inverness Local
Fri 7 Jun Northern Urban League 2 - INVOC - Milton & Drakies INVOC Inverness Local
Wed 12 Jun GRAMP Summer Series - Cove - Cove GRAMP Aberdeen Local
Wed 19 Jun GRAMP Summer Series - Balmedie - Balmedie GRAMP Aberdeen Local
Wed 19 Jun Northern Orienteering Urban League - Event #3 - Forres MOR Forres Local
Wed 26 Jun GRAMP Summer Series - Foggieton - Foggieton GRAMP Aberdeen Local
Wed 3 Jul Northern Orienteering Urban League - Event #4 - Elgin MOR Elgin Local
Fri 23 Aug Northern Urban League 5 - INVOC - Lochardil INVOC Inverness Local
Sat 31 Aug Linn of Dee: GB Team Selection Race (Middle) - Linn of Dee MAROC Braemar Local
Sun 1 Sept Muir of Dinnet: GB Team Selection Race (Long) - Muir of Dinnet MAROC Ballater Local
Sun 15 Sept MAROC Corsedarder Local Event - Corsedarder MAROC Aboyne Local

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…