LVO Autumn Trophy (Date TBC)

Venue Cairn Wood
Date Sat, 6th Nov 27
Starts 12:00 to 15:30
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Event Description

Date Saturday 6 November 2027
Venue Cairn Wood
Event Format Autumn Trophy (Club Event)
Online Entry .
SI Entries
Online Entry closes Midnight, Monday 1 November 2027
Registration, Start and Finish TBC
Price Adult (aged 21 & over) £8 (£10 non-member).
Junior/Student £4 (£5 non-member).
Maximum charge for a family £20 (£25 non-members).
Sociable group / family fee where all are going round a course together – entry fee is per required number of maps – one entry = one map.
There is no fee to hire an SI card if required, but lost cards are charged at £30.
Terrain Summary Cairn Wood is a delightful established forest – a mix of pine and deciduous – and very suitable for those competitors wishing to step up from learning courses. Large and medium paths will help juniors, and all routes lead back to the central main path to the car park. Don’t expect those smaller paths to be necessarily that distinct, but there are some lovely free running areas, criss-crossed with ditches and streams.

A general hillside slopes up towards a quarry running along the south west. Much of wood to the south west has also been cut to leave open areas of high vegetation. It is heavily used by dog walkers, so please be careful at the start and finish.

Previous Maps/Routegadget This area was last used for an Autumn Trophy event in September 2023. Routegadget map and courses can be found here:
Course Notes 🟡 Yellow – km + m climb – along paths with more route choice decisions. Appropriate for newcomers and younger juniors with some experience.
🟠 Orange – km + m climb – skills needed to navigate away from paths and more route choice decisions, some compass skills are expected. Aimed at novice adults and improving juniors.
🟢 Light Green – km + m climb – this course requires confident map reading and compass skills.
🔵 Short Blue – km + m climb – technically and physically demanding course.
First Aid and Safety Watch out for other park users, including dog walkers, bikers and golfers.

There will be a first aid and a qualified first aider available at registration. Registration is also a safe place for lost children to wait.

Please do not come to the event if you are unwell. Please bring and carry any medication you might need, especially inhalers and EpiPen’s.

If you come across an injured or ill person, please stop, help and get further help. There will likely be qualified first aiders on the course who can stop to provide support.

All participants must return to download, whether they complete the course or not. This is to account for all competitors, ensuring everyone’s safe return.

Courses will close and controls collected in at 3pm sharp. If you are still out on the course at this time return to finish and download immediately.

Kit requirements Full body cover is mandatory.

A whistle (emergency alert is 6 loud blasts per minute) is mandatory.

A waterproof jacket may also be mandatory if the organisers decide the weather requires one, so bring one along just in case.

Parking We will be using the main forest car-park off the B170 Craigantlet Road. There will be extremely limited space for competitor’s vehicles – along with the public – so you are asked please to consider car-sharing or make a quick getaway after your race. There will not even be space for the MOO! Do not park on the side of the road. Dundonald Park&Ride is conveniently located at the south end of the Craigantlet Rd if car-sharing.
Toilets There’s a public toilet in the car park (normally open) as well as the usual coffee/cake van.


Cairn Wood
21 Craigantlet Road
BT23 4TE

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