Northern Night Cup round 2Loch Vaa NorthWed 12 December, 2018

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 Activities 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.


Last updated: Tue 13 April, 2021

Pre Event Info

Round 2 of the 2018 - 2019 Northern Night Cup.

Location Info

Location map

Near: Boat of Garten
Lat,Lng: 57.24848,-3.76390
OS Grid Ref: NH937188
Postcode: PH24 3BL

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Directions / Parking

Parking on Deshar Road (north side) between the entrances to Grampian Crescent. Maximum distance to Boat of Garten Community Hall is 250m. You will be able to leave bags in the hall where there are also toilets.

Map / Terrain

Map scale 1:10000, updated to ISOM 2017 specification
Contour interval 5m

A classic runnable Strathspey area with excellent contour detail, especially on the wooded slopes of the hill SW of Boat of Garten. The flatter, more subtle areas will prove to be challenging at night - compass and distance judgement skills will be tested! There are lots of unmarked extraction lanes in the woods, particularly surrounding the furthest away controls on the long.

Registration and Start times

Registration, Map issue for ALL COURSES, Entry on the Night, Download and SI dibber collection - Boat of Garten Community Hall, please use entrance at left hand side (east side) of building. No dobs or muddy shoes inside.

Registration, Map issue for ALL COURSES, Entry on the Night: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Start: 6pm to 7pm; 800m along a taped route on a flat path from Registration.

Finish: adjacent to Community Hall. Courses close 8pm. You must report to Download in the Community Hall even if you do not complete your course.

Course Information

Long = 5.0km, 155m climb, 13 controls
Medium = 3.6km, 95m climb, 11 controls
Short = 2.5km, 70m climb, 9 controls.
All course details are subject to final controlling.

Entry Details

Enter online through SIEntries. Online entries close Monday 10th December 2018. Entry on the night will be available, but map numbers will be limited, so please enter online. This will make it much easier for event organisers!

Short course: this will be 'Enter on the Night' ONLY. We will print 15 maps, if you wish to reserve a map please email, giving details (name of entrant, club, age class, SI dibber or hire one). The course is relatively contained and so is suitable for beginners, less confident night-orienteers and younger juniors.

Entry costs:
Senior: £6 (non-orienteering club members £7)
Junior: £3 (non-orienteering club members £4)

Dog restrictions

On leads outside; no dogs inside the hall.

Contacts / Officials

Planners & Organisers: Kat McGougan & Izzy Cox
Controller: Lynne Walker


Soup & bread £1 minimum donation. Alba Chocolate will also be selling, more details to follow. Tea & coffee available for a donation.

Toilets in the Community Hall.

Nearest A&E Hospitals

Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ

Nairn Town & Country Hospital, IV12 5EE