DNC Night Event. Tilquhillie


Wed 21st Feb 2024

Type of event: Local Race, Night
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 08th Mar


The ninth and final 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 awarded at a gathering after the last event in February.

This is the last event in the series. For details of the Prize Giving meal after the event at the Falls of Feugh Restaurant see the DNC Blog.

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Nearest town: Banchory

Pre Event Info

Common Guide for DNC runners here.

Directions / Parking

Parking will be at the public car park across the road from The Falls of Feugh restaurant, where we will be having food and our end of series prizegiving afterwards.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be 6-7pm – I will try to be ready a bit earlier but it is slowly getting lighter every week, thankfully.

Course Information

Courses close at 8pm (prompt).  As this is the last event of the DNC series, with a meal and prize giving to follow, would be good to have everyone back before 8pm, so we can finalise results, etc.

The Start is 1km from the parking, with the finish 1.4km from the parking.  The route to the start will be marked with reflectors but hopefully you can navigate your way back from the finish.  A map of the start and finish locations is provided.

Short     3.1km (9 controls)

Long      4.9km (16 controls)

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 £6 for seniors and £3 for juniors and students.

£1 hired dibber.


24/7 public toilets beside the car park at Falls of Feugh.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Andrew McMurtrie

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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