Orienteering information

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Orienteering Info for Braemar Mountain Festival

At the Braemar Mountain Festival this year there will be an opportunity to try out orienteering on each of Fri, Sat and Sun afternoons. As well as being a fantastic family sport in its own right, orienteering is an excellent way of practising skills for navigating in the mountains. The fundamental skills involved in orienteering include map interpretation, route selection, compass work and understanding contours, all of which are equally important for navigating in the mountains. The difference is that orienteering offers opportunities to practice these skills repeatedly in easily accessible locations.
The sessions on offer at the Braemar Mountain Festival will take place in Creag Choinnich woodland and up onto the open hillside of Carn nan Sgliat.
Fri pm : 60’ “Score” event suitable for anyone with basic navigation skills
Sat pm : Introductory session for families or youths
Sun pm: “So you think you can navigate” challenge suitable for those with some prior navigation experience
More details and registration are available on the Braemar Mountain Festival and Mar Orienteering Club websites

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