Monday 2nd August 2021

Today is a middle distance event and a UK Orienteering League fixture

The golf course on the northern outskirts of the town has fast open fairways separated by birch scrub and areas of marsh before climbing up into the oak forest on the lower section of the Allt a’ Mhuilinn that tumbles down from the north face of Ben Nevis.

Location


Gallery

A selection of images from the race area…

Image Caption: Inverlochy and Fort William Golf Course - Credit David Esson

Image Caption: Ancient Woodlands at Inverlochy - Credit Dave Peel

Image Caption: Extract of the map from Inverlochy

Image Caption: View of Nevis from the golf course

Final Details

Important Information

Organising clubs
MAROC, AYROC, KFO
Organisers
Sue Barrie (MAROC)
Planners
Nick Hale & Dan Gooch (MAROC)
Controllers
David Esson (GRAMP), Phil Smith (AYROC)
Directions
A82 toward Inverness (2 miles). Standard Parking: turn left onto A830 towards Mallaig (0.3 miles) and turn then turn right to Lochaber High School (NN123761). Priority parking: continue on A82 towards Inverness (0.6 miles), turn right into car parking immediately after unlimited speed sign and right hand bend (NN129761) at Carr’s Corner. No right turn on exit.
Parking (P)
Hard standing at both locations. Priority parking only for those pre-contacted with priority permits.
Event Services (ES)
SE of railway underpass at Fort William Golf Course clubhouse. Access along level tarmac paths from parking, partly on shared cycle path. Follow signed route from Lochaber High Schools using using pedestrian crossings. Do not cross elsewhere. Call-up on the SW edge of the Event Services area.
Starts
Along tracks (5 mins)
Maps
LIDAR, survey by Peel Land Surveys (2020). 1:10000 for courses 1-2, 1:7500 for courses 3-22. Note that pylons and powerlines are not mapped
Terrain
Very mixed terrain ranging from the fast runnable golf course to flattish rough open and scrubby trees with extensive areas of marsh.  Oak woodland on steeper slopes with extensive bracken in open areas,  Some areas of commercial forestry. Golf greens are OOB. Keep off
String course
adjacent to Carr’s Corner
Safety
A82 is a busy road – take care crossing. Juniors should be accompanied to and from Carr’s Corner. The steep gorge crossed by the longer routes must be crossed at designated points.
Junior courses
White tape used where routes are unclear
Departure
No right hand turn on exit from Carr’s Corner.
Special Info
Snacks for sale at golf clubhouse. Do not congregate

Course Information

CourseClassLengthClimbScaleStart
1M21E5.42051:10000Red
2M21L M20L M35L W21E4.41551:10000Red
3M40L M45L4.21601:7500Red
4M18L M50L3.91451:7500Red
5M16A M55L W21L3.61351:7500Red
6M21S W18L W20L W35L3.41301:7500Blue
7M60L M20S M35S W40L W45L3.5751:7500Blue
8M65L M45S M40S W50L3.3701:7500Blue
9M50S M18S W16A W21S2.71001:7500Blue
10M70L W55L2.8751:7500Blue
11M55S W60L2.7701:7500Blue
12W18S W20S W35S Green2.7551:7500Green
13M75L M60S W65L W45S W40S2.5251:7500Green
14M65S W50S2.3301:7500Green
15M70S W70L W60S W55S2.1151:7500Green
16M80 M85 M90 M75S W80 W75L W70S W65S1.7151:7500Green
17W75S  W85 W901.4151:7500Green
18M14A M16B2.5551:7500Green
19W14A W16B Light Green1.9551:7500Green
20M12A M14B W12A W14B Orange1.9251:7500White
21M10A M12B W10A W12B Yellow1.7151:7500White
22M10B W10B White1.551:7500White

Thanks go to Jahama Highland Estates for permission to stage the event in the vicinity of the GFG Alliance Lochaber smelter. Jahama Highland Estates is a multi-enterprise rural business extending over 114,000 acres of Lochaber and Badenoch. Part of the GFG Alliance, JHE is managed on the principles of sustainable development for the benefit of local communities, the environment, and the economy.