Wed 04th Nov 2015

Type of event: Night
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 05th Nov


1st event in the Deeside night cup series

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Nearest town: Potarch

Pre Event Info

Directions / Parking

Cross Potarch bridge, carry straight on past the old hotel, take first right and then follow road for approx 2 miles (past no-entry sign) and park on verge of track near river.  My car will be parked in a wee lay-by - please park beyond this.

Registration & Start Times


Course Information

2 TD5 (green +) courses of approx 5km and 3km

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

£2.50 children

£5 adults

Contacts / Officials

Jon Musgrave 

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.

Timing will be by EMIT brikke

Please note that lost brikkes will be charged for at £45 unless the Club Commitee agrees there are special circumstances.


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