Friday 6th August 2021

Today is a long distance event with World Ranking status applied for

New to orienteering but first mapped two years ago as an area showing great potential.  The massive crags of Creag Dhubh just to the southwest of the area are legendary in mountaineering circles.

The area itself is on the southwest flanks of the hill in an open birch forest (Coille na Creige Duibhe) but longer courses will climb up onto the Cluny Estate and open moorland beyond the line of sight.  The town of Newtonmore is just a mile to the northeast and their Highland Games will be held on the Saturday 7th August.



A selection of images from the race area…

Image Caption: Extract of the map from Craig Dhubh

Image Caption: Cluny Estate and Creag Dhubh Credit Tom Baker Photography

Image Caption: Parking and Race Arena

Image Caption: Northern Terrain at Creag Dhubh

Organising Club

Grampian orienteers (GRAMP) supported by Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club (BASOC) and Roxburgh Reivers (RR)


Steve Barrett, Stirling Surveys


Main Day Officials

Organisers: Paul Duley (GRAMP) & Tim Darlow (RR)
Planners: John Tullie (RR), Eb Rooney (RR) & Helen Rowlands (GRAMP)
Controllers: Brian Porteous (FVO) & Tim Griffin (GRAMP)