Tuesday 1st August 2023

Today is a long distance event

Roseisle is a beautiful forested sand-dune area with areas of very little undergrowth interspersed with some denser areas where visibility is reduced and contour complexity increased

Photo © Richard Webb (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Day 3 takes us to Roseisle Forest and our second long distance event of Moray 2023 with kind permission of Forestry and Land Scotland. Roseisle Forest is a planned forest consisting of mostly open pine forest with some denser areas. Planted on coastal sand dunes which provide some complex topography with the sea bordering the north west of the area. There is a good network of forest roads and many smaller paths.

Parking for cars will be in a large, gently sloping field with approximately 10minute walk to the arena. Motorhome and campervan parking will be a different area, also around 10 minutes walk to the arena. Both walks will be along pavements and crossing roads.



A selection of images from the race area…

Image Caption: Roseisle map extract

Image Caption: Roseisle Dunes

Image Caption: Roseisle map extract

Image Caption: Roseisle Forested Dunes

Preliminary Details

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

Forestry and Land Scotland Moray Council Strathdee Properties

Important Information

Organising clubs:
Grampian Orienteers (GRAMP) supported by Interlopers Orienteering Club (INT)
Robin Galloway (INT) & Max Carcas (INT)
Tim Griffin (GRAMP) & Zoe Griffin (GRAMP)
John Emeleus (KFO) & Colin Eades (INT)
Deeside Orienteering and Leisure Maps (Jon Musgrave)
For Cars: From Findhorn Roundabout on A96 take the B9011 towards Kinloss. After 1.8 miles in Kinloss continue straight onto the B9089. Follow the B9089 for 5 miles. After Roseisle Distillery turn left following the B9089 for a further 1.3 miles. At the junction turn left onto the B9013. After 0.1 miles turn right onto the B9040 (Hopeman / Cummingston). After 0.5 miles turn left into the parking field.
For Campervans: TBC.
Playing Field, Burghead adjacent to B9013
1km from parking.
All courses start together 500m from the arena.

Forested and open sand dunes
The finish for all courses is in the arena.
Dogs are permitted in the parking areas and arena provided they are under control, on a lead and cleared up after.
BOF Registration Number: 81096

Estimated Course Lengths

Course Class Length (km) Climb (m) Start
1 M10B W10B 2.1 30 White
2 M10A M12B W10A W12B 2.4 40 White
3 W12A W14B 2.7 45 White
4 M12A M14B 3.6 60 White
5 W75S W85 1.6 60 White
6 M85 W70S W80 2.2 35 White
7 M75S M80 W65S W75L 2.4 40 White
8 White 2.1 30 White
9 Yellow 2.4 40 White
10 Orange 2.7 45 White
14 Light Green 3.5 60 Green
15 Green 4.3 70 Green
16 W14A W16B 3.5 60 Green
17 M14A M16B 4.4 75 Green
18 M70S W55S W60S W70L 3.2 55 Green
19 M65S W50S 3.7 60 Green
20 M75L W45S W65L 3.9 65 Green
21 M60S W40S 4.1 70 Green
22 W18S W20S W35S 4.3 70 Green
23 M55S W60L 4.6 75 Blue
24 M70L W55L 5.0 85 Blue
25 M18S W16A W21S 5.1 85 Blue
26 M50S 5.3 90 Blue
27 M45S W50L 5.5 90 Blue
28 M40S M65L 5.4 90 Blue
29 M20S M35S W45L 5.7 95 Blue
30 M60L W40L 6.2 105 Blue
31 M21S W18L W20L W35L 6.5 110 Blue
34 M16A W21L 6.7 110 Red
35 M55L 6.9 115 Red
36 M18L M50L 7.8 130 Red
37 M45L 8.2 135 Red
38 M40L 8.4 140 Red
39 M20L M21L M35L 8.6 145 Red
40 W21E 8.0 135 Red
41 M21E 10.8 180 Red