Sunday 30th July 2023

Today is a long distance event

The sand dunes of Lossie forest provide a superb backdrop for a classic long-distance race which will take place, both in the forest itself and out on the more open dunes.

Expect to run as fast as you can navigate!

Photo © Richard Webb (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Day 1 of Moray 2023 begins with a long distance event for your fresh legs.  Lossie Forest, to the east of Lossiemouth town offers fast and technical orienteering and is the most easterly of the areas to be used for this 6 Days event. Parking and access to the forest has been arranged with kind permission of Innes Estate and Forestry Land Scotland.

The north western and northern part of the mapped forest consist of intricate open dunes with marram grass and pine forested dunes, together with new pine tree growth and denser gorse sections in part. The main pine forest area has an extensive path and track network.

Mapping updates will be undertaken during summer 2022 to take account of damage from Storm Arwen (thankfully not extensive) and recent felling in the northern forested dune area which resulted in the thinning of trees and a number of new extraction lanes.

Lossie Forest was last used by the 6 Days for the opening day of  Moray 2013 and the most recent large event was a SOL (Scottish O League) event in October 2021.

Dogs will be allowed in the parking area but NOT in the run-in area as there are pheasant covers adjacent. More detail will be available later.



A selection of images from the race area…

Image Caption: Lossie Forest map extract

Image Caption: Lossie Forest - cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Richard Webb (

Image Caption: Lossie Forest map extract

Preliminary Details

Thanks to all the landowners who have made today’s event possible.

Important Information

Organising clubs
Inverness Orienteering Club (INVOC) supported by Roxburgh Reivers (RR), Solway Orienteers (SOLWAY) and St. Andrew’s Orienteering Club Glasgow (STAG)
open and forested dunes

Course Details