Directions and Parking
Registration/assembly will be at the northern side of Gregory Place car park (NJ 236 703, IV31 6JH, w3w:///hunt.airliners.soup), adjacent to the New Wave Surf School building.
If this car park is full, please use the East Beach car park opposite the caravan park or on-street parking in the local area. There will be no Car Parking ‘attendants’, please park responsibly in East Beach Car Park or nearby streets. Gregory Place and East Beach CPs are free.
Nearest Toilets – 150m towards Lossie town from assembly.
Start and Finish
The start and finish are approximately 800 m from the car park. The route to the start, which follows the old railway line south to the Oakenhead woods, will be taped as usual – Please keep out of the way of dog walkers/cyclists.
The usual Saturday event courses will be available. Approximate course lengths (subject to final controlling) are:
Yellow 1.7 km
Orange 2.6 km
Light green 4.1 km
Map scale 1:5,000, contour interval 2.5m. The light green map is double sided.
SI units will be set to normal (non-air) mode. Please punch (dib) all controls as usual.
Lossiemouth Oakenhead woods are mostly coniferous, with a number of open, sandy areas. Patches of gorse occur throughout the area. The south eastern part of the area, used by the Light Green course, is younger mixed coniferous and deciduous woodland with many open areas, and is mostly mapped as semi-open. The area is mostly flat or gently rolling. There is an extensive path network - some of the paths are vague, and some new paths are not mapped.
The canal to the north east of the area, the main road to the south west and the cemetery are out of bounds!
Entries are online via SI Entries only.
Late entries will be accepted after the FIRST closing date (when maps are ordered) subject to map availability, until the start of the day before the event. (i.e. Midnight Thursday for a Saturday event.) An additional fee will be charged for a late entry
Entries can also be edited/changed/cancelled until this closure again subject to map availability.
COVID-19 Guidance (Updated May 2022)
The SOA has issued the following updated COVID-19 event guidance with effect from March 2022 for Clubs to follow.
All competitors must not attend an orienteering event if they have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 (even if they have received two doses of the vaccine and a booster) until they have completed their period of self-isolation.
Entry on the day (EOD) at events and activities is permitted but clubs should encourage physical distancing around registration or results displays even when outdoors.
Clubs are to avoid close packed (less than 1m separation) groups of people even when outdoors. Such close packing has been known to occur around both registration and results displays – it can also occur with helpers at registration and download.
- Indoor public spaces may be used for events and activities, but current face covering regulations must be followed and behaviours such as improved ventilation, provision of hand sanitiser, adapting layouts to encourage social distancing and encouraging the use of face masks to reduce spread should be adopted.
As a result, Moravian will continue to make hand sanitiser available for use by competitors and volunteers at the registration and download areas.
Competitors are asked not to form close (less than 1m separation) groups at events (be it outdoor or indoor), particularly around registration and download, and are encouraged to minimise contact with SI boxes, including Clear, Check and SI AIR test boxes, and the download equipment.
Where indoor/enclosed spaces are used which have restricted air circulation, Moravian will adapt layouts to maintain at least 1m segregation and encourage competitors to wear a mask.