Badenoch & Strathspey Orienteering Club

NNCLoch Vaa NorthWed 22 January, 2020

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.


Provisional results


Thanks all for coming along! Winsplits also available.

BASOC welcomes you to Boat of Garten for the final event in the 2019/20 NNC Series.

LOST PROPERTY - if you have realised you left your headtorch at the hall, please contact Hilary Quick via the CONTACTS page on this website, give a brief description and I'll tell you how you can get it back.

Pre-event Information

Round 6 of the Northern Night Cup 2019-20 series. Please check website prior to event if weather conditions warrant any updates.

Location Info

Near: Boat of Garten
Lat,Lng: 57.24820,-3.76357
OS Grid Ref: NH937188
Postcode: PH24 3BF

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Directions / Parking

The Event venue for Registration and Download is the Boat of Garten Community Hall.

Parking is available in the Hall Car Park, but please be aware that there may be other people using the Hall during the evening. If the Car Park is full there is parking close to the Hall on Deshar Road or Grampian Crescent; please be considerate of local residents if parking road-side.

Map / Terrain

Map Scale: 1:10 000

Contour Intervals: 5 m

A classic runnable Strathspey area with excellent contour detail, especially on the wooded slopes of the hill SW of Boat of Garten. Please note there a quite a few unmarked extraction lanes across the woods, there is also loose wire at the foot of some ruined fences, extra care needed at these points. The crossing point between controls 1 & 2 on BOTH courses is mandatory and will be marked with bright silver reflective tape. Other crossing points shown on the map are optional.

Both courses go near and round significant bodies of water, which might have surface ice. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD YOU ATTEMPT TO CROSS ANY POND OR LOCH, EVEN IF IT LOOKS LIKE THICK ICE.

Registration and Start times

Registration and Download will be in the Boat of Garten Community Hall. Please use entrance at left-hand side (east side) of the building, not main entrance. No muddy shoes/dobs inside the building please.

Maps will be issued for both courses at Registration.

Registration: 5.45 pm to 6.45 pm.

Starts: 6 pm to 7 pm.

Courses close at 8 pm; please choose a course and start-time that matches experience and fitness.

Please report to download in the hall even if you don't complete your course.

Course Information

Please read NNC 2019/20 Guidelines, Rules & Scoring before entering.

Medium Course: 3.6km (planned to roughly TD3 if done in daylight)

Long Course: 5.3km (difficult!)

Distance to Start: 700m along taped path route.

Distance from Finish to Download (hall): 850 m along same path

Punch type: SI

Entry Details

We have use of Boat of Garten Community Hall as a venue for Registration/Download, and are hoping to offer hot drinks, soup and home-baking at a modest cost. An indoor venue also offers the benefits of accessible toilets, a warm, dry changing area and the opportunity for a post-run social, so we hope that all competitors will appreciate that in order to cover the additional cost of the indoor venue hire we have increased the entry fee by £1/50p per adult/junior as follows:

Adult/Junior BOF/SOA member: £7/£3.50

Adult/Junior non-member: £8/£4.50

Entry on the Night will be available, but maps will be limited. ENTRIES CLOSED 10 a.m. Monday 20 January

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved dogs on leads welcome, but dogs are not allowed inside the Hall.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Clare Kemsley

Organiser: Ann McGougan

Controller: Hilary Quick


Toilets in the Community Hall.

Soup & bread, Cheese/Crackers, Home Baking and Tea/Coffee available, £1 minimum donation per item.

Nearest A&E Hospitals

Raigmore Hospital, Inverness IV2 3UJ

Nairn Town & Country Hospital, IV12 5EE

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