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.



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
Sue Barrie (MAROC)
Nick Hale & Dan Gooch (MAROC)
David Esson (GRAMP), Phil Smith (AYROC)
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.
Along tracks (5 mins)
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
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
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
No right hand turn on exit from Carr’s Corner.
Special Info
Snacks for sale at golf clubhouse. Do not congregate

Course Information

Course Class Length Climb Scale Start
1 M21E 5.4 205 1:10000 Red
2 M21L M20L M35L W21E 4.4 155 1:10000 Red
3 M40L M45L 4.2 160 1:7500 Red
4 M18L M50L 3.9 145 1:7500 Red
5 M16A M55L W21L 3.6 135 1:7500 Red
6 M21S W18L W20L W35L 3.4 130 1:7500 Blue
7 M60L M20S M35S W40L W45L 3.5 75 1:7500 Blue
8 M65L M45S M40S W50L 3.3 70 1:7500 Blue
9 M50S M18S W16A W21S 2.7 100 1:7500 Blue
10 M70L W55L 2.8 75 1:7500 Blue
11 M55S W60L 2.7 70 1:7500 Blue
12 W18S W20S W35S Green 2.7 55 1:7500 Green
13 M75L M60S W65L W45S W40S 2.5 25 1:7500 Green
14 M65S W50S 2.3 30 1:7500 Green
15 M70S W70L W60S W55S 2.1 15 1:7500 Green
16 M80 M85 M90 M75S W80 W75L W70S W65S 1.7 15 1:7500 Green
17 W75S  W85 W90 1.4 15 1:7500 Green
18 M14A M16B 2.5 55 1:7500 Green
19 W14A W16B Light Green 1.9 55 1:7500 Green
20 M12A M14B W12A W14B Orange 1.9 25 1:7500 White
21 M10A M12B W10A W12B Yellow 1.7 15 1:7500 White
22 M10B W10B White 1.5 5 1:7500 White

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.