The forest covers an area of 300 hectares and lies on a plateau on high exposed ground. A fine network of wide paths makes the area buggy friendly. Traditionally this map would have favoured fast runners due to the ability to gain valuable time over competitors on these tracks. However recent map updates have enhanced the map with the mapping of several new areas of forest run. As a result vegetation boundaries and forest rides are important features when navigating between controls.

In recent summers competitors have proved to be tasty targets for the resident midges. So be advised if you have insect repellent be sure to bring it with you as it might make for a more enjoyable run!