Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


British Night Championships, North Pentland Hills

Sat 06th Mar 2010

Info updated: 04th Apr
Type of event: Regional (B), Night
Type of terrain: Moorland



General Information

Final Details are now available - please download and read these for full information about the event: BNOC_Final_Details.pdf Enquiries should be made to Ron Nolan, Organiser (contact details as above). Where to stay - Edinburgh is well served with hotel and B&B accommodation.


map location

Nearest town: Edinburgh


Event centre is just off Edinburgh City Bypass (A720) at Dreghorn Barracks, Redford Road, Edinburgh. This is within 25 minutes drive of Edinburgh city centre and Edinburgh airport; From all directions outside the city, leave the city bypass (A720) at Dreghorn Junction, turn north along the Dreghorn Link, straight over the first small roundabout then first left at the second roundabout on to Redford Road. The entrance to Dreghorn Barracks is 300m along this road on the left.
On arrival at the barracks expect to be directed a parking place on the parade ground (tarmac) and then report to Registration.

Registration and Enquiries are located within the gym which is located at the south east corner of the car park.

See Final Details link for full information and a map of the barracks.

Registration & Start Times

Start times are listed on O-entries at:
Choose this event then scroll down to the bottom of the page. Choose the way you want to see the start times listed.

Course Information

M/W16 through to M/W 75 (See Final Details link in Notes box below for full information)

Electronic punching (SI) will be used for all courses.

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

Seniors members of British Orienteering - £10
(£12 for non members of British Orienteering)
Juniors/Students £8

Entries now closed.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser - Ron Nolan (ESOC)
Email Ron at:
Phone Ron on: 0131 453 1497
Planner - Bill Stevenson (ESOC)
Controller - Rob Hickling (GRAMP)

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.

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