Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club


Scottish Night Championships, North Pentland Hills

Image of the Bonaly Park map

Sat 06th Feb 2016

Info updated: 14th Aug
Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Moorland, Woodland


The results are available here. The winsplits are here



Various items of lost property were found after the Scottish Night Championships.  These were taken to the Sprint event the next day at South Queensferry but remain unclaimed.  These items are listed, along with lost property from the Sprint event on the web item for the South Queensferry Sprint.  If you lost something at the Night Champs please have a look there for full details of what was left behind over both events and a contact email to arrange return. 

General Information

UPDATED FINAL DETAILS now available.  All information previously in this section has been incorporated into the Final Details. The updates at Friday 5th February relate to the prizegiving and weather only and are highlighted in blue.

WEATHER: On Friday 5th February the BBC Weather website forecasts cloudy with a chance of showers as the evening progresses, light winds of 10/12mph (likely to be windier on the exposed hillside) and 6 degrees (no doubt colder on the exposed hillside).  Please dress appropriately.  There will be no further weather updates posted here as there is now no reason to suppose the weather will deteriorate substantially.

EFFECTS OF STORMS GERTRUDE AND HENRY: There has been some very recent storm damage on some parts of the forested area.  The Natural Heritage Service (Rangers) have cleared the worst bits but some remain.  They have also marked some trees with red/white tape for future work.  Red/white tape will not therefore be used for our event and any such tape should be ignored.  

Afternoon local event: If you are in Edinburgh on the afternoon of Saturday 6th in advance of the Scottish Night Championships and want a bit of orienteering exercise you could consider going along to the Interlopers' local event at Craigmillar Castle Park.  


map location

Nearest town: Edinburgh


All information previously in this section has been updated and is now in the Final Details.  Please click on the link above to find these.

Registration & Start Times

All information previously in this section has been updated and is now in the Final Details.  Please click on the link above to find these.

Course Information

All information previously in this section has been updated and is now in the Final Details.  Please click on the link above to find these.

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

Pre-entry is required and was via Fabian 4.  Pre-e ntries have now closed.

Depending on map numbers there may be very limited entry on the Night (EON). Entry fees for EON will be Seniors £12.00, Seniors (Non members) £14.00, Juniors/Students  £6.0, Juniors/Students (Non members) £7.00.  

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Dave Godfrey (ESOC & BAOC)

Controller: Clive Masson (ESOC)

Organiser: Margaret Dalgleish (ESOC) ()

Entry Enquiries (only): Simon Firth ()

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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