Lochaber 2021 update 22nd Nov 2020Scottish 6 Days 2021 - STAG & FVO now Day 4 @ Achnacarry

Posted: Tue 24 Nov 2020

UPDATE - 23rd November 2020

The Scottish 6 Days Orienteering event has been held every two years since 1977. The last time the event was held in Lochaber was 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. See lochaber.com and visitscotland.com for travel tips. Travel the “Hogwarts Express” from Fort William across the Glenfinnan Viaduct to Mallaig; become a local hero on Camusrory beach by Morar or visit the Glenfinnan monument, marking the starting point of the 1745 Jacobite uprising.

Linnhe Lochside Holidays have kindly agreed to act as the official event campsite (tents, campervans and motorhomes) but availability is limited. The complex also includes chalets and caravans to rent. Bookings can be made now by contacting or call (+44) 01397 772 376. Website: www.linnhe-lochside-holidays.co.uk

Area Overview for Lochaber 2021