Update 20 October 2023. We have been watching the weather and decided that the event will still go ahead tomorrow as planned. Please come prepared for the wet weather which is forecast.
Moravian Orienteers welcome you to the iconic Roseisle Forest for our October Saturday Local event. Special thanks go to Forestry Land Scotland for granting permission. This event will be held in Roseisle West, which was last used three years ago as part of Moravian's 2020 Saturday League. The Routegadget is linked here: Roseisle Saturday League 2020-10-31 (routegadget.co.uk)
Litter - All competitors are asked to take their litter home with them.
Dogs are welcome (on leads on the course).
We look forward to welcoming you to this Moravian event!
Directions and Parking
From Forres: Turn off the A96 onto the B9011 to Kinloss, then the B9089 to Burghead. Look out for the car park on the left after 6 miles (10km).
From Elgin: Turn off the A96 onto the B9013 to Burghead. At College of Roseisle turn left and follow the signs. The car park is on the right after 2 miles (3km).
Car parking will be at the main Forestry Car Park in Roseisle.
- IV36 2UB is the nearest postcode.
- W3W is ///something.excellent.almost (which sums up Roseisle very nicely if you get lost!)
All vehicles must pay the appropriate parking charge either by purchasing and displaying a ticket or by using RingGo. Any parking pass holders should display their pass clearly in the vehicle.
The assembly itself will be in the very North-easterly area of the car park (approx. W3W is ///gazes.scarcely.infinite). At the Assembly there will be:
- Tents for enquiries and downloading.
- Hired dibbers will be ready for collection here.
- Maps for participants on the yellow course – please make sure you collect Yellow maps before going to the Start.
- Limited entry on the day – please bring cash to pay if possible.
Start and Finish
- The start is approximately 100m from the car park/assembly.
- You can start anytime between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm.
- Go to the Start when you are ready and our start team will give you the next available slot.
- The finish is adjacent to the assembly.
- On finishing, all competitors must report to download in registration – even if you retire and do not complete your course.
- All courses close at 13:30 pm. Controls will be removed progressively after this time. At this time, all competitors on the course must return to registration and report to download.
- Light Green – 4.7km - TD4
- Orange – 3.3km - TD3
- Yellow – 2.0km - TD2
Roseisle offers a truly brilliant place to orienteer with technical, intricate contour features and a great path network, all on a coastal dune covered in pine trees, making for lovely running across the terrain. The terrain is undulating throughout the entire forest, while being slightly hillier to the north-east, but slightly less so nearer the main forestry car park and out to the west.
Entries are online via SI Entries.
- Online entries open until Wednesday 18th October at normal prices.
- Late entries and Limited Paper EOD until 11:30 am on the day, +£1 and subject to map availability. Entries can also be edited/changed/cancelled until this closure again subject to map availability.
- Senior Member - £5.00
- Senior Non-Member - £6.00
- Junior / Student Member - £3.50
- Junior / Student Non-Member - £4.50
- £1 discount if using own SI-Card
- Other Forest Users - Please respect other users of the Forest (dog walkers, dogs, horse riders, horses and cyclists).
- Log stacks – As tempting as it may be, they must not be climbed on as they could fall and injure you or someone else.
- Ants nests – The Environment Ranger has advised that there are wood ant nests and badger setts in the area of the forest we are using, so please look out for and be aware of where you are putting your feet!
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.