Caer Mote


Thursday, November 9, 2017






Night Series



Grid Reference: 



Parking along the minor road at NY203369, signed from the A591 at NY204364.
Park carefully along the roadside, and take care - in places there are deep ditches. Although this is a very quiet road, please take care as there may be some local traffic using it.


The event is on farmers fields, rising to 300m above sea level. In bad weather the area can be very exposed and competitors are advised to carry a waterproof cagoule and whistle. If conditions dictate these may be compulsory.


No dogs on the courses


Seniors £3.50           Juniors £2


  • Long course  4.9km, 170m climb
  • Short course 3.5km, 90m climb
  • Novice course 2.5km, 75m climb (The novice course will have a taped section) 

Start and finish are close to registration.
If you arrive late please consider running a shorter course to ensure you have returned by course close time
Courses close 8.30pm and ALL competitors must be back at registration by this time, otherwise Mountain Rescue may be called out. 

Start Times: 

5.45 – 7.15 pm

Courses Close: 

8.30 pm ALL competitors must be back by this time

Other Notes: 

WCOC Night Series 2017-18

The format is the same as previous years with the events before the New Year being on easier terrain offering a Novice course (1-2 km) for those new to night orienteering as well as the usual Long (4-5 km) and Short (2-3 km) courses.

In the New Year the venues get more technical and wilder, and so are not suitable for novice juniors at night. However, the intention is, where appropriate, to offer a lower technical difficulty (3-4 km) ‘Nighthawk’ course suitable for novice adults.

You will need a good lamp or light, preferably a headtorch to leave your hands free for the map and compass! The events really are great fun, and because you have to be sure of your location at all times, your orienteering skills will improve no end.  

The weather will generally be cold and wet, with underfoot conditions muddy, icy, or if we're very lucky snowy! The conditions will dictate the safety requirements. Clothing suitable for the terrain and conditions should be worn, so come prepared.

It is recommended that you carry a whistle and spare batteries/torch. It is also advised that you wear some form of reflective clothing in the unlikely event of a search for a competitor who is hurt, unable to walk or is concussed). This shouldn’t be too difficult as most modern clothing, shoes, back packs or bum bags have some reflective sections or flashes. However, some reflective armbands will also be available at registration.

Starts are from 5.45 – 7.15 pm and courses will close promptly at 8.30 pm (unless otherwise indicated at registration). Earlier starts may be allowed if the planner is ready to go. ALL COMPETITORS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THEY REGISTER BEFORE RUNNING AND HAVE RETURNED TO REGISTRATION BY THE COURSE CLOSE TIME, EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE COURSE.If you arrive late please consider running a shorter course to ensure you have returned by course close time.