Last edited: 22nd Jul 2013

Location information

Loch of Boath

whisky country and much, much more

28th July - 3rd August 2013

The Scottish 6 Days returns to Moray in 2013, once again offering a mix of fantastic orienteering in a popular tourist location – Moray has it all including lovely beaches, wildlife, castles, whisky, woollens, shortbread and tartan.

logoOur logo, the whisky still, tells us that Moray is whisky country but that's not all it has to offer...

Wildlife abounds - dolphins in the Moray Firth, salmon in the rivers, ospreys on lochs, deer and birds of prey on the high hills.

Moray also offers indoor diversions including the chance to sample local produce such as shortbread, knitwear, salmon, smoked venison and other foods - and, of course, whisky.

Then there are the castles, beaches and even the mountains are not far away.

Join us in 2013 for some top quality orienteering and get an outstanding holiday location included free!

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Thanks to Lady Cawdor, Carse of Ardersier (owned by Cawdor Estate and managed by Cawdor Forestry) will be extended and is delightfully runnable and contoured. Loch of Boath is a fine new area south east of Cawdor Castle, linking up with a rarely used part of Clunas. Coulmony & Belivat, now the location for the last day, is a combination of two fine areas never used in major competition and by extending the existing Coulmony & Belivat areas we can make long and challenging courses including Classic Final achievable.

Euromeeting 2013 is incorporated into Moray 2013, making use of existing races and venues. A Sprint Race will be held in nearby Lossiemouth. Loch of Boath will host a World Ranking Event Middle Distance race so if you want to watch the Elites before heading off dolphin spotting this could be the best day.

The Scottish 6 Days appeals to all ages and abilities and we will ensure we can provide the right courses for everyone.

The event campsite will be at the beautiful (and centrally located) Brodie Castle. The local village hall at Dyke will host various social events, and is easily accessible from Forres and Nairn as well as the campsite.

We planned to bring you a mix of quality seaside areas (Lossie, Culbin and Roseisle) plus three “inland” areas. Darnaway was pencilled in as one of the options, but issues with capercaillie in nearby Strathspey that affected our plans for the staging of the World Orienteering Championships 2015 have resulted in both Darnaway and parts of Culbin being embargoed. Come back in 2015 once you have enjoyed 2013!

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Nearest town: Forres
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Latitude: 57.59856
Longitude: -3.70984
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