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Course Details

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For the main 6 Days, a full range of age classes is available, from M/W10 to M/W85. White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, and Green courses are also available for less experienced or casual orienteers.

These will provide a choice of courses at Technical Difficulty (TD) levels 1 - 5, where TD1 is the easiest and TD5 is the most difficult.

  • TD1 - M/W10B, White
  • TD2 - M/W10A, M/W12B, Yellow
  • TD3 - M/W12A, M/W14B, Orange
  • TD4 - M/W14A, M/W16B, Light Green
  • TD5 - M/W16A, Green
  • TD5 - M/W18, M/W20 - Long and Short
  • TD5 - M/W21 - Elite, Long and Short
  • TD5 - M/W35, M/W40, M/W45, M/W50, M/W55 - Long and Short
  • TD5 - M/W60, M/W65, M/W70, M/W75 - Long and Short
  • TD5 - M/W80, M/W85

The following is an explanation of the colour coded courses:

  • White – Technically easy with most controls on paths. Where paths don’t exist, a taped route may be necessary. Mainly used by 6-10-year-olds and family groups.
  • Yellow - Uses linear features like paths, walls, and streams. Mainly used by under 12s and family groups. 
  • Orange - Involves basic use of the compass and route choice. Ideal for competent youngsters or novice adults. 
  • Light Green - Uses simple contour and point features. Ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase.
  • Green - Very hard navigational difficulty. Mostly used by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course.

Course Information

Course lengths will vary from day to day, depending on the area. We are planning courses as follows:

Day & Date



ELT Elites

1-Sunday 28th July



50 > 60 mins

2-Monday 29th July



50 > 60 mins

3-Tuesday 30st July

Dundurn & Cnoc a’Mhadaidh

Middle Distance

Middle Distance

4-Thursday 1st Aug

Culteuchar & Dron


50 > 60 mins

5-Friday 2nd Aug

Craig a’Barns


Full Classic

6-Saturday 3rd Aug


Middle Distance

Middle Distance

The following table provides information about the expected leading times which are valid for the ‘Standard’ days. For the two days labelled as ‘middle distance’ the course lengths and winning times will be shorter on the TD5 course. The other courses will not be shortened.

Expected Leading Times – Standard Days




20 minutes

M80L+, W70L+

40 minutes


25 minutes

M75L, W65L

45 minutes


30 minutes

M55-70L, W35-60L

50 minutes


45 minutes

M18L, W18L, W20L

50 minutes



M20L, M35-50L

55 minutes

Except for M/W21, the course lengths for Senior Short (S) classes are approximately 2/3 of those for Long (L) classes.

For M/W21L the course length is set at 80% of the length of a 60-minute Elite course.

For M/W21S the course length is set at 60% of the length of a 60-minute Elite course.

For Junior B classes, the course is the same as the A course for the age class below (e.g. M14B will run the same course as M12A).

World Ranking Event

WRE status has been granted for the events on Day 3 at Dundurn & Cnoc a’Mhadaidh and for Day 5 at Craig a’Barns.

UK Orienteering League

The events on Day 1 at Auchingarrich and Day 6 at Grandtully both count towards the UK Orienteering League.

Reversed Seeded Start

For the M & W21 E competitors, a Reversed Seeded Start shall be used on Day 6 at Grandtully. See Day 6 for more information.

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