Hermitage Woods

Date Start Place OS Grid ref Type Organiser
5 Feb 2014 6:30 p.m. Hermitage Woods, Bridge of Allan NS 809 968 Night Will Hensman

Night Events

Night Events run on a fortnightly basis through the dark winter nights.

The events will provide some great orienteering and merit top billing in your diary! Normally there are two courses provided - a longer course, and a cut-off is defined on the longer course to provide a short course. There is a mass start at 18:30, but the courses will be gaffled to provide additional challenge. Hope to see you there!

Most events are by SI punching.

Please pre-enter through www.nav.run - usually by 10pm on Monday before the event - to secure a map. Indicate if you are doing the longer or shorter course. If you cannot pre-enter please phone or email the organiser directly.

  • Include details of your SI card
  • Don't forget your head-torch on the night
  • Meet at grid reference shown above.
  • Cost: £3.00 - Payable on the night only! Note – under 16’s must be competent orienteers if competing independently and cannot compete where road crossings are involved.
  • Mass start at 6.30pm. Courses close at 8pm.
  • Pre-marked waterproof maps.
  • One technical (green +) course of ca 5k - with short cut for those wanting to do less!
  • Controls are SI and/or reflective tape.
  • Safety - spare torch and whistle are mandatory, and wearing/carrying hooded waterproof jacket is mandatory if inclement weather. Wearing high visibility/reflective clothing is strongly recommended for urban events.
  • Note: Participants take part at their own risk!


The Club has bought 4 powerful head torches which will be available on loan, free of charge, to those who want to give night orienteering a go, but haven't got a decent torch! Contact Martin Dean 01786 825123 if you would like to loan a head torch.