Thursday, December 5, 2019






Night Series

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Tonight is on an interesting bit of land with old mining remains and a disused railway. Most of it is new to orienteering. There are lots of fences - DO NOT CLIMB ANY OF THEM, just enjoy the route choice problems and use the marked gates and stile.


Grid ref: NY 083 180

On the grass verge along the road between Kirkland and Leaps.  Please park carefully.


No dogs on the courses


Enter on the day
Seniors £4     Juniors £2

Our events are open to non-members. Non-members will be covered by public liability for 3 events. If you’ve enjoyed three events we’d love you to join us by following this link


Novice - 1.2 km
Short - 3.3 km
Long - 4.4 km
There will be a 500m walk along the public road to the start - for all courses, including the novice.

Start Times: 

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Courses Close: 

8:00 pm


Pete & Barbara Nelson

Other Notes: 

Although this is farmland, it is high up and exposed to the December weather.  Please dress accordingly.

WCOC Night Series 2019-20

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 5.30 – 7.00 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.