With thanks to the landowner, Hamish, welcome to the second event of this year's Northern Night Cup at Burgie Arboretum. This event will be on a brand new map (scale 1:4000, 2.5m contours).
Please note that the car parking area is limited to about 20 vehicles, so please share lifts where possible or park at the nearby Forres Enterprise Park and arrange a lift from there. Given the space, no campervans or motorhomes will be permitted.
The area has deer, so please keep any gates closed to prevent them entering the adjoining gardens.
The landowner has not charged Moravian for use of the area, but has requested a contribution to his nominated charity. As such, £1 of your entry fee will go to the Landowner's charity of choice.
Directions and Parking
Directions. From West or East, the event will be signed off the A96 between Forres and Alves at the sign 'Burgie Mains - Burgie Arboretum': Grid Reference: NJ088604; w3w///crabmeat.stuck.emeralds. Turn to head south at this junction and continue straight for about 550m (including passing a crossroad). Then turn right into the small car park and grassed field.
Parking. Parking will be on hard-standing and a grassed area. There is sufficient space for about 20 vehicles, so please share transport or park at the nearby Forres Enterprise Park and share a lift from there. Motorhomes and campervans will not be permitted.
Toilets. There are no toilets. So, please use the nearest public toilets in Forres.
Start and Finish
Registration/Download. The event registration and download will be from suitably signed cars in the car parking field.
Start and Finish. The Start and Finish are approximately 100m from the event registration/car park and accessed via a gate at the north-western end of the car park.
Two NNC Courses:
- Long TD5, 3.8k
- Short TD5, 2.6k
These will be on a double-sided map.
Burgie Arboretum contains a mixture of tracks, runnable woodland and areas of slower run with brambles. The courses have been designed to avoid the areas of slower run. There is a small lake in the area which must not be crossed or entered. The area has deer, so please keep any gates closed to prevent them entering the gardens.
Entries will be open online from Sunday 26 November and will close at 2359 hours on Monday 4 December. There will be no late entries or Entry-On-the-Day - sorry!
- Water Hazard. Participants are advised that there is a small lake in the area which must not be crossed or entered.
- Vegetation. Participants are advised that the area has some brambles. To mitigate, the courses have been designed to avoid those areas.
- Trip Hazards. Participants are advised of potential trip hazards including tree roots, stones and low lying vegetation.
- Ticks. The area has deer, so please check yourself for ticks and remove them, ideally within 48 hours of finishing the event.
- Crags. Participants are advised that there are crags in the Western part of the map.
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.