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Scottish 6 Days Lochaber 2021

Competition nameScottish 6 Days Lochaber 2021
Start date20210801
End date20210807
CountryGreat Britain
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityFort Willaim
Club/organizerScottish 6-Days Orienteering Event Co Ltd
Region of countryLochaber, Scotland
Number of competition days6
Expected number of runners2000
WRE event?No
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Contact phone number+44 7814398145
Contact postal addressNational Orienteering Centre, Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore PH22 1QZ
Max distance from eventcentre to competitions70 km
Latest entry dateTBA
Entry fee (Euro)TBA
Typical accomodation fee, hotel (Euro)TBA
Typical accomodation fee, tent (Euro)TBA
Event descriptionThe Scottish 6 Days is one of the most popular international multi-day events and has been held every two years since 1977. Lochaber hosted the Scottish 6 days in 2001, but 2021 promises to be a very different orienteering experience with some fantastic new areas. Subject to final permissions the event will start at Ardchattan, a scenic open area on the northern shore of Loch Etive before moving to a new area and Middle Distance race at Inverlochy, directly beneath the north face of Ben Nevis. Day 3 will take the Road to the Isles to Arisaig, with opportunities to continue the journey through Mallaig and out to Skye for a day trip. No decisions have yet been made on a Sprint Race (Fort William) but the main programme will recommence at Achnacarry (a new area), seat of the Chiefs of Clan Cameron with rugged terrain used for Commando training during WW2. The penultimate day will be up the glen towards Newtonmore and another great new area at Creag Dubh. The final day (Middle Distance) is on the National Nature Reserve at Creag Meagaidh, with outstanding views over the Ardverikie Estate, Loch Laggan and numerous Munros. The event centre (registration) is likely to take place in Fort William itself, a busy town with a wide range of accommodation types including chalet complexes around the Great Glen area.
Terrain descriptionFour areas new to orienteering have been "discovered" in addition to two popular areas previously used at Scottish 6 days events. There is a wide variety of terrain types, but with more open moorland (with spectacular views) than previous events. Forested areas are primarily oak and birch but with some small areas of commercial forestry..
Training possibilitiesThere has been a lack of orienteering activity in the area for many years and many of the areas used in 2001 have been turned into matchsticks! There are training opportunites across Scotland including the Masterplan Adventure Coast and Islands event preceding Lochaber 2021.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Visit Fort William, The Outdoor Capital of Lochaber, and climb the mighty Ben Nevis. Discover the dramatic landscape and history of Glencoe. Take a wildlife safari to seek out Scotland's Big Five. Little Five and so much more. Climb aboard the Jacobite and steam down the romantic Road to the Isles to the wee coastal villages of Arisaig and Mallaig. Hop onto a ferry and take a cruise to the Small Isles of Eigg, Rum, Canna and Muck. Skye is within reach. Explore the wilderness of Knoydart. Search for Jacobite gold in Loch Arkaig. Head out west, way out west, to Ardnamurchan Point and discover the singing sands, turquoise seas and ancient volcanoes of the West Highland Peninsulas. This is Wild Lochaber where great adventures begin.
Street address of navigation pointPH33 6HT
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Live results available?No
Live GPS tracking available?No
Live TV available?No
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