The 23rd Scottish 6 Days Orienteering event will be held in Lochaber between the 1st and 7th August 2021 (immediately following O-Ringen in Sweden). Lochaber is a scenic area in the Scottish Highlands, including Fort William, the outdoor capital of Scotland and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.
UPDATE - 1st June 2020
The Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Company has been keeping under review the progress of the next 6-day event in view of the threat posed by the Corona virus. At present, the intention is to go ahead with the event in Lochaber provided that travel and social distancing restrictions have been sufficiently lifted to enable the event to safely take place and that holding the event would not pose a risk to public health or to competitors or volunteers’ health and safety.
Other options have also been considered by the 6-Day Company if an event in Lochaber proves to be unrealistic or unviable with the intention that an event run as closely as possible in line with the aims and objectives of the 6-Day Company should take place if at all possible.
Further details will be released in due course as we continue to assess the risks imposed by the Corona virus and as government policy develops.
The last Scottish 6 Days were held in Lochaber in 2001, but 2021 promises to be a very different orienteering experience with some fantastic new areas . Achnacarry is the seat of the Chiefs of Clan Cameron and the rugged terrain was perfect for Commando training during WW2. Expect great views of the North Face of Ben Nevis at Inverlochy before moving along the Road to the Isles and Arisaig. Hopefully circumstances will allow a Sprint Race in Fort William, Adventure Capital of Scotland before taking on the expanse of Strathmashie. The final days are at Ardchattan, a scenic open area on the northern shore of Loch Etive before a final Middle Distance in Glen Creran.
The event centre (registration) is likely to take place in Fort William itself, a busy town with a wide range of accommodation types including chalet complexes around the Great Glen area. See lochaber.com and visitscotland.com for travel tips. Travel the “Hogwarts Express” from Fort William across the Glenfinnan Viaduct to Mallaig; become a local hero on Camusrory beach by Morar or visit the Glenfinnan monument, marking the starting point of the 1745 Jacobite uprising.
Linnhe Lochside Holidays have kindly agreed to act as the official event campsite (tents, campervans and motorhomes) but availability is limited. The complex also includes chalets and caravans to rent. Bookings can be made now by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or call (+44) 01397 772 376. Website: www.linnhe-lochside-holidays.co.uk
Entries will open on the 1 December 2020, but start planning ahead for another great experience brought to you by the Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Company.