Northern Night Cup 6 Aviemore Golf Club

Final round of the Northern Night Cup, League positions here

Wed 24th Jan 2018

Type of event: Local Race, Northern Night Cup
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
Info updated: 24th Jan


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Pre Event Info



Directions / Parking

From the B9152 at the north end of Aviemore, follow signs along Dalfaber Drive for 'Macdonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Club'. Approximately 250m after the level crossing, the car park and 'assembly building' is on the right hand side. If the car park is full, please park considerately in adjacent streets.

Registration, Start & Finish

Maps and Control descriptions for ALL courses have to be collected from Registration.
Registration: 5:45pm to 6:30pm
Start: 6pm to 7pm
Courses close: 8pm
Distance to Start from Registration: 750m
Distance from Finish to Download: 970m

Course Information

Course details
Short: 2.8km, 50m climb, 16 controls
Medium: 3.9km, 100m climb, 21 controls
Long: 5.2km, 100m climb, 30 controls

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Orienteering club members
Senior: £6.00
Junior: £3.00

Non club members
Senior: £7.00
Junior: £4.00

Entry on the day will be available subject to maps being available. Entering online in advance helps up with knowing how many maps to print and other organisational issues. Online entries will close on 22nd January; maps will be ordered on 19th January so please enter by then to guarantee the course you would like to run.

Enter online via Fabian4

Hired timing chips (Si-Cards, dibbers)

We provide a free loan of these if you don't have your own, but if you loose it there will be a £30 charge for it's replacement.

Terrain Description

Aviemore - Spey Valley - Golf Course is a brand new area for orienteering and consists of a mixture of classic fast-running golf course terrain, and some rougher, open heather clad hills, dotted with pines. There are pockets of woodland which are very runnable and consist mostly of birch, with Scots pine throughout, and with lots of interesting contour detail. The area is bounded by fences and the river, with the Speyside Way running along the western side of the map. It is a deceptively hilly area!

The map is surveyed and drawn to ISSOM spec so scale is 1:5,000, contour interval is 2.5m, grid lines are 150m apart. Greens and tees are mapped in olive green colour and are therefore uncrossable, bunkers are mapped as sandy ground. There is only one special symbol, a black cross is a seat. As with all ISSOM maps thick black lines are uncrossable but there aren’t really any within the golf course.

Safety details:

  • Most of the area is exposed, so be prepared for typical Scottish weather conditions in January!
  • There is a large pond in the middle of the GC, please avoid!
  • There is a river bordering the South of the map, and the North-East corner, courses don’t go down the steep bank towards it - if you run to the river you’re lost!

Additional Notes:
- The fence bordering the area is not barbed wire, but there are three optional crossing points marked on the map.
- Similarly to Nairn GC, the short course will be slightly harder than the guidelines for part of the course.
- Greens are strictly out of bounds, and are marked with the olive green colour.
- Sand bunkers are also OOB, but are marked using the sand symbol.
- The North lines are 150m apart.


There will be food available after the event, see above for a pre-order form.
Please help us by pre-ordering your food for the end of series meal.
There are three options and they are all £6 each.
Please confirm your order and pay at Registration on the night.

Dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed on the courses (under control please).
No dogs inside - Registration / Download etc.

Contacts / Officials

Planners: Kat McGougan & Izzy Cox

Organiser: BASOC team

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.


Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

Medical Conditions

You have the option of downloading and completing this Medical form. It could be life saving if the organisers are aware of any existing medical conditions in the event of an incident. You can leave it at registration/enquires in a sealed envelope that will only be opened if required and destroyed after the event.


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