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INVOC School O League Event - CAWDOR

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Wednesday 1st May 2024

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Thursday 11th April 2024
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Monday 29th April 2024 at 12:00
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38 Participants
Entry Fees
Senior Member   £8.00   
Senior Non-Member   £9.00   
Junior / Student Member   £3.00   
Junior / Student Non-Member   £3.00   
Event Coordinator - Susan Blackwood

Cawdor Wood is a lovely mature open woodland with a scattering of pine areas and is part of the castle grounds. There is a good path network and some areas of complex contours.

Terrain: Cawdor provides a fine mixture of terrain with open woodland, a variety of vegetation and an extensive path network. There are a number of deep gorges which are out of bounds and can only be crossed at the marked bridge locations. 

Map: Pre-marked and printed on waterproof paper, scale 1:7,500 with 5m contour interval. 


Green 4.8Km, 125m Climb

Light Green 3.7Km, 120m Climb

Orange 2.9Km, 90m Climb

Yellow 2.4Km, 50m Climb

White 1.6Km, 35m Climb

Directions and Parking: Cawdor castle is situated just 7 miles from Inverness Airport and directions to Cawdor Castle are well signposted on all major routes from Inverness and Nairn. Post code IV12 5RD .The access will be using the main castle entrance and leaving the event will be the main castle exit.
Arriving by bus/minibus: Schools arriving by bus/minibus will be parked in the bus car park (directions above).  
Arriving by car: parking will be at the castle not in the main car park but an adjacent field, it will be signed with an orienteering kite.

Start and Finish: The route to the registration/start will be signposted from the car parks. 
Start times for schools will be between 3.30pm and 5pm, so all school groups should have completed their courses by 5:45pm at the latest. 
Starts will remain open for non-school/club competitors until 6:15pm.
The finish will be adjacent to the castle car park.

Download: The download station is in the registration area close to the castle car park, the route will be taped and clearly sign posted. It is essential that everyone returns to download even if you have not completed your course. This is so that we know you are back safely and don’t send out a search party.

Toilets: at the castle carpark

Courses close: 7:15pm

Organiser: Ken MacDonald
Planner: Hazel Cload
Controller/Safety Sign Off: Laurence Cload
SI Lead: Susan Blackwood

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Event Location
Cawdor Woods, IV12 5RD