Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club

Northern Night Cup 4HeathfieldWed 01 February, 2023

Last updated: Thu 25 January, 2024

Local level event

Explanation of event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.




Routegadget is now available.

Pre-event Information

Frsh snow on NNC area

NOTE This event is rescheduled for Wednesday 1st February. All entrants have been contacted.

The fourth event in the NNC 2022 / 2023 series.

Location Info

Near: Grantown on Spey
Lat,Lng: 57.33458,-3.59982
OS Grid Ref: NJ039283
Postcode: PH26 3HU
What3Words: ///wolves.senior.adopting

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Directions / Parking

Parking at Grantown Grammar School

Map / Terrain

A mixed area which tests the ability to change pace and tactics.
Heathfield has a hill to the west with a low visibility rocky plantation and some runnable woodland; to the east there is a flatter area of plantation characterised by a dense network of rides.

Registration and Start times

Registration (and Download at the car park entrance) will open at 5:45pm.
STARTS will be from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, courses close 8:00pm. The walk to the start is approximately 600m and will take about 10 minutes. We won't be allocating start times - please don't all turn up in the last 10 minutes!
There are two gates on the walk to the Start and back from the Finish - please close these gates.
MAPS - and loose control descriptions have to be collected from Registration; Long and Short course competitors should NOT look at their map before they start; Score course competitors may look at their map and plan their route.
You will need to punch at the Start, each control and the Finish; SIAC will NOT be enabled.
HIRE DIBBERS will be at Registration.

Course Information

Long and short courses will be technically difficult; we are also offering a Score course which is ideal for anyone less confident in the dark - you choose which controls to go to.
Under-14s must be accompanied by an adult unless they have proven competence and confidence at night orienteering.

Scale 1:7500, 2.5m contour interval, Magnetic N 2015

Course details
Long = 4.8km, 125m climb, 12 controls. This course has a map turn over.
Short = 2.9km, 70m climb, 9 controls.
Score = 11 controls, 45 minute time limit.

Entry Details

Entry fees: Members (BOF or SOA) £8 senior, £4 junior/student; Non-members £10 senior, £5 junior/student.
Online entries have now closed. A very small number (0 long, 3 short, 3 score) of 'Entries on the Night' will be available, on a first come WITH CASH, first served basis. Add £1 per person to entry fees for this privilege. We will not reserve maps for people who say they'll turn up. If you want to run, please enter before the closing date.

Dog restrictions

Sorry, no dogs allowed at this event.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Laura Holland
Organiser: Lynne Walker
SI: Hilary Quick & Mike Linnet


Toilets available in the Craig MacLean Leisure Centre - please remove ALL orienteering shoes before entry.

Safety Notes

Under-14s must be accompanied by an adult unless they have proven competence and confidence at night orienteering.

Nearest A&E Hospitals

Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ

Nairn Town & Country Hospital, IV12 5EE

NHS Urgent care search


Fresh snow on NNC area

Thank you to Grantown Grammar School (parking), Craig MacLean Centre (toilets) and Seafield Estate (orienteering area).

Covid-19 is still around and rates are rising. The fact that orienteering is an outdoor sport where we disperse across the area is very much in our favour, and we know the social aspect is important to all but we urge you to keep your distance, even outdoors and follow the proper hygiene measures.
Please do not come if you or anyone in your household feel unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms. All orienteers must not attend an orienteering event if they have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 (even if they have
received two doses of the vaccine and boosters) until they have completed their period of self-isolation. People in higher risk categories should be aware that meeting a group of people does increase the possibility of them becoming infected.