DNC Night Event: Birsemore

Birsemore, Aboyne

Thu 28th Dec 2023

Type of event: Local Race, Night
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 29th Dec



The fifth MAROC event of this winter's Deeside Night Cup (DNC) series. Two courses, Long and Short suitable for technically confident orienteers who run 'Green' or above during the day. A head torch with back-up and suitable full-body clothing are essential.

The DNC Series comprises 17 night events throughout the winter in and around Deeside, organised by MAROC and Grampian Orienteers. The best 9 results count towards lavish prizes that are awardes at a gathering after the last event in February

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Nearest town: Aboyne

Pre Event Info

Common Guide for DNC runners here.

Directions / Parking

Aboyne Bridge is closed to vehicular traffic but still available for pedestrians and cyclists. There is limited parking on the south side of the bridge, but it is unlikely to accommodate everyone. Hence if you are traveling from the north side please park on Charlestown Road in Aboyne and walk over the bridge to registration on the south side.

Registration & Start Times

On the south side of Aboyne Bridge

It’s 0.8km to the start, 1km back from the finish

Registration and starts are from 5:30pm, courses close at 8pm.

Course Information

Long 4.8km 270m

Short 3.0km 250m 

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

£5 / £2.50



Contacts / Officials

Organiser/Planner: Eilidh Campbell

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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