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…
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)