Banchory West: DNC Night Event

Wed 16th Nov 2022

Type of event: Local Race, Night
Type of terrain: Forest, Urban
Info updated: 17th Nov


Thanks all for coming.

Continuation of the Deeside Night Cup Series

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Nearest town: Banchory

Pre Event Info

Carrying a spare torch is mandatory. You are advised to also carry a whistle and a mobile phone. Wear appropriate warm clothing for conditions.

Check here and on the DNC Blog website for updates to locations and event details etc. before travelling.

Directions / Parking

Parking at Burnett Park – alongside tennis courts, west side of Banchory. Approach from Banchory on A93 towards Inchmarlo. turn right at roadworks, and then immediately right then left into Burnett Park. Continue on single track road to tennis courts - 200m off the A93

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Registration & Start Times

Registration in Burnett Park car park alongside tennis courts.
Starts: 18.00 - 19.00
Courses close at 20.00.
The start and finish will be within 100 metres of the car park.

Course Information

Two courses:

Long (5.1km, 18 controls)

Short (3.2km, 11 controls)

Courses have been planned to touch occasionally on some streets, but much of the courses are within the Glen O Dee forest and woodlands. Full leg cover, O shoes and spare head torch are required. Please be respectful of other people using the area, and of people’s privacy in their houses.

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

Entry on the night 'by punch' of your SI Card. Hire SI Cards available.
No contactless SI to be used on the night.

Cost: £5.00 senior, £2.50 junior and full-time student. £1.00 SI Card hire.
Cash only payment.

Contacts / Officials

Planners/Organisers: Joy and Ewan Cameron

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.
Participants in orienteering should be aware of the risk of tick bites - more information here.

SPORTident timing will be used

Please note that a lost hire SI-Card will be charged for at a rate of £30, unless the Club Commitee agrees that there are special circumstances.


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