Hermitage Woods/Stirling Uni

Date Start Place OS Grid ref Type Organiser
3 Mar 2018 10:15 a.m. Stirling Uni NS 810 968 Local Chris Smithard


Local event

Further Information


Apologies because of the snow, this event has had to be cancelled. We hope to see you at one of our other upcoming events.

Newcomer Series - Race 1

Try a new outdoor adventure sport around Hermitage Woods, right next to Stirling University. Ideal for all ages and abilities, families, children and runners welcome. Loads of help is available and no experience is necessary.

Car parking:

The University Medical Centre. enter the Uni through the main entrance (FK9 4LA), left at the first junction and follow the signs to the race!

Registration: open from 10.15am to 11.00am (by parking) Start a course any time up to 11.30. Courses close at 1pm.


Starter: Ideal for those new to orienteering. Approx 2km, allow 20-60 minutes to complete!
Short: Harder navigation, for those who have done it before or who are in search of a challenge! Approx 3km
Long: Harder navigation. For experienced orienteers. Approx 5km.

New to orienteering?

It's a trail run (and often an off-trail run!) with a difference - an orienteering race doesn't follow a set route. Instead you have to visit a series of checkpoints and register each one with an electronic timing chip. The checkpoints are marked by flags on the ground and may be along paths, earth banks, streams or anywhere around the area. The challenge is to race between each one, choosing your own route between the checkpoints, using a special orienteering map (which you get to keep too). Why not come and give it a go?

What do I need?

It's an outdoor sport, dress for the weather conditions. You may encounter mud and bushy vegetation so please don't bring your designer clothes... We'll give you a map, compass and an electronic card for recording your time.

Newcomer Series: We're running a series of 4 events in March for people to learn how to orienteer.

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