Thursday 3rd August 2023

Today is a long distance event

The forested sand dunes of Culbin with its raised beaches are extensive enough to provide two days of contours to orienteer through without having to worry about seeing many of the same features more than once – except for the stalls and club tents in the arena, that is!

For the final long distance event of Moray 2023 we take you to the delights of Culbin Forest with an arena tucked down below the “raised beach” which borders the forest. Access to the forest from the arena, which will be used for both days, is by kind permission of Davie and Dawn Nicholson and Forestry Land Scotland.

Culbin was planted between the wars to stabilise shifting sand dunes; the resulting open pine forest on complex topography is perfect for orienteering.  The forest is mainly runnable with good visibility though some pockets of gorse and deeper heather do exist.

ALL campervans, motorhomes and any low-slung vehicle will NOT be able to park at the arena and will be required to park nearby and walk approximately 1.5km.

Dogs are permitted in the parking and arena.

Location


Gallery

A selection of images from the race area…

Image Caption: Culbin map extract

Image Caption: Culbin map extract

Image Caption: Culbin forested dunes

Image Caption: Culbin forested dunes

Image Caption: Culbin forested dunes

Preliminary Details

Thanks to Davie and Dawn Nicholson and Forestry Land Scotland for use of the area.

Important Information

Organising clubs
Edinburgh South Orienteering Club (ESOC) supported by Clydeside Orienteers (CLYDE) and Kingdom of Fife Orienteers (KFO)
Organisers
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Planners
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Maps
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Terrain
Complex contours in forested dune.

Course Details

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