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Day 2: Strathfarrar


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Nessie News - Day 2

Glen Strathfarrar is new to orienteering, and gives a unique opportunity to sample this rugged and beautiful glen, which extends for many miles.

For those familiar with Munro climbing, it is well known that only 25 cars a day are allowed into this glen and only on certain days in the week. Access to the area is controlled by a locked gate. Because of the narrow road with few parking places, and use of other fields for sheep and a deer farm, parking will be 2km to the east of the Race Arena.

Two areas are being used for the competition: Culligran, on the north side of the River Farrar, and Struy, on the south side. Culligran is rough, tough and technical with few line features. Struy is less rough, with more (but limited) line features and the terrain is easier than Culligran. To enable the two areas to be linked, two bridges are being constructed - a 36m floating bridge (walkway) opposite the Race Arena that will take two-way pedestrian traffic, and a smaller bridge upstream (at Neaty Beach), which is one-way.

Last edited: 03rd Aug  

Day 2 - Daily Digest

Glen Strathfarrar is best known to Munro “baggers” as a quiet and rather secretive glen, with strict access controls and only 25 vehicles allowed into the area on any one day (when not closed).  Coupled with the fact there was a 35 metre river running through it with frequent and alarming rises of water from the Culligran Power Station it seemed that this would be the least likely venue for an event attracting over 5,000 competitors.

Last edited: 03rd Aug  

Nessie News - Day 2

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Last edited: 02nd Aug  

Highland 2015 Bus Timetable

Important note for all Main Competition days

Bus passengers have been allocated one of two groups, called “BUS1” and “BUS2”. Because space is limited, it is essential that you travel at the correct bus time for your group. Your bus ticket will show which group you are in. On some days, BUS2 is earlier than BUS1.

Buses will run from the Campsite (Bught Park) and the Event Centre (Eden Court). The stop for Eden Court is on the south side of the theatre, on Bishop’s Road.

Bus passengers should collect a copy of the daily newsletter from a box at the door of the Competitor Shelter in the arena.  There is one copy per family or group.

We are afraid that there are now no more bus passes available to purchase for travel to and from the events. The full capacity of buses has now been reached with those  competitors who pre-booked through the on-line booking system.

Last edited: 27th Jul  

Competition Information

General competition information, including courses, shadowing, start times, scoring, electronic punching, clothing, taping.

Last edited: 30th Jun  

Race Arenas

Facilities at the Race Arena each day.

Last edited: 30th Jun