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Tweet Friday 30th July 2021

The Scottish Orienteering 6-Days Event starts this weekend!

The 23rd Scottish 6 Days Orienteering event will be held in Lochaber between the 1st and 7th August 2021.

Lochaber is a scenic area in the Scottish Highlands, including Fort William, the outdoor capital of Scotland and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.

Event Schedule is as follows:

Sunday 1st August

Long distance

Day 1: Ardchattan, north of Loch Etive

Monday 2nd August

Middle distance

Day 2: Inverlochy, Fort William

Tuesday 3rd August

Long distance

Day 3: Arisaig

Wednesday 4th August


Rest day
Check back later to see if we have planned any activities

Thursday 5th August

Long distance

Day 4: Creag Dhubh

Friday 6th August

Long distance

Day 5: Creag Dhubh, Newtonmore

Saturday 7th August

Middle distance

Day 6: Craig Meagaidh

This year’s event will be different from others and to keep numbers at each area down there will be two 3-Day events. 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.

After a well-earned rest day or a chance to bag a Munro, the main programme will recommence at another great new area at Creag Dhubh, to the north of the River Spey near Newtonmore. Everyone will get the chance to run there as it is also being used for the next day. 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.

More details and start times can be found on the Scottish 6 Days website here.


British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to wish all members navigating their way to the Scottish 6 Days over the next days a safe journey as they travel there.  British Orienteering also would like to thank the Scottish 6 Days Organising team for all the hard work they have put in to making this event happen.  Wishing all orienteers attending this event a great week of orienteering within the spectacular and stunning scenery.  

Don't forget to post your comments and photos on British Orienteering's social media Twiiter and Facebook channels.  Have fun!

Day 3: Arisaig and the Islands Credit: Dave Peel