Tuesday 3rd August 2021

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

Arisaig is a superb venue on the famed Road to the Isles and was an extremely popular area used in 2001. The area is primarily complex contours and rock detail on open moorland with limited line features.

Arisaig is a pretty little village and the coastline north of the venue has some of the best beaches in Scotland including the silver sands of Morar and Camusdarach, featured in the classic movie Local Hero.



A selection of images from the race area…

Image Caption: Looking out to the Islands from Arisaig - Credit Dave Peel

Image Caption: The view from the arena at Arisaig

Image Caption: Extract of the map from Arisaig

Image Caption: The race arena at Arisaig with the Hogwarts Express

Image Caption: Open terrain in Arisaig

Final Details

Important Information

Organising clubs
Andrew Campbell & Nikki Howard (MOR)
Eddie Harwood (MOR), Dave Summers (INVOC)
Jon Musgrave (MAROC), Roo Hornby (MOR)
A82 toward Inverness (2 miles) & A830 towards Mallaig (37 miles). Turn right onto farm road 0.6miles beyond turn off to Arisaig village (GR NM659872).
Parking (P)
Flat fields accessed via minor road from A830 (1 mile). No entry after 1230.
Event Services (ES)
Help Point (HP) located within car park area. Call-up (CU), Download (DL) and First Aid Tent N of railway underpass. Main toilet grouping adjacent to car park 2 (P2). Two competitor toilets located near CU and DL.
Steep hill track which is stony but good underfoot (allow 30 mins for the 1-1.1Km from Call Up).
PG plot (Stirling Surveys), previous map (DOLM), survey by Peel Land Surveys (2020). 1:10000 for courses 1-6, 1:7500 for courses 7-22.
Open moorland, with complex contours, rock detail and areas of marshland, generally easy to cross on foot. Western part is crossed by fences with crossing points (C16 & C17 maps show easiest points). Eastern part crossed by streams/ditches and small lochans. Terrain steep and rocky in areas, including some large crags. Fast running but rough under foot in places. One small power line crosses the area.
2 finishes. F1 used by courses 1-5 and 16-22. F2 used by all other courses. Routes from both finishes are downhill all the way.
Adjacent to car parks.
Take great care and drive slowly on event access road and in car parking area. Competitors routed to avoid cars to start but will cross road N of railway underpass, which will be marshalled. Cagoules may be mandatory if bad weather, whistles advised.
No exit before 1300
Special information
Shorts may be worn during the event.

Course Details

Course Class Length Climb Scale Start
1 M21E 9.3 375 1:10000 Red
2 M21L M20L M35L W21E 7.4 330 1:10000 Red
3 M40L M45L 7.3 290 1:10000 Red
4 M18L M50L 6.9 285 1:10000 Red
5 M16A M55L W21L 6.0 250 1:10000 Red
6 M21S W18L W20L W35L 5.6 280 1:10000 Blue
7 M60L M20S M35S W40L W45L 5.1 245 1:7500 Blue
8 M65L M45S M40S W50L 4.8 230 1:7500 Blue
9 M50S M18S W16A W21S 4.5 225 1:7500 Blue
10 M70L W55L 4.2 205 1:7500 Blue
11 M55S W60L 4.0 190 1:7500 Blue
12 W18S W20S W35S GREEN 3.8 205 1:7500 Green
13 M75L M60S W65L W45S W40S 3.5 155 1:7500 Green
14 M65S W50S 3.3 150 1:7500 Green
15 M70S W70L W60S W55S 2.7 140 1:7500 Green
16 M80 M85 M90 M75S W80 W75L W70S W65S 2.0 45 1:7500 Green
17 W75S  W85 W90 1.7 35 1:7500 White
18 M14A M16B 4.1 135 1:7500 White
19 W14A W16B LIGHT GREEN 2.9 105 1:7500 White
20 M12A M14B W12A W14B ORANGE 2.2 55 1:7500 White
21 M10A M12B W10A W12B YELLOW 1.5 40 1:7500 White
22 M10B W10B WHITE 1.3 50 1:7500 White