British Night Championships 2016


Leicestershire Orienteering Club welcomes you to the 2016 British Night Championships which will be held on Saturday 27th February 2016 at Cademan & Thringstone Woods. The Championships will form part of the 2016 UK Orienteering League. Also in UKOL is the Midlands Championships on Sunday 28th February 2016 a short drive north up the M1 at Sherwood. The Event Centre will be at Grace Dieu School near to the A512, 11 miles west of M1 Junction 23.

The Championships will use three distinct, but interconnected, blocks of woodland. Thringstone and Cademan Woods. Thringstone Wood itself lies north of Warren Lane/Gracedieu Road and adjoining Gracedieu Woods. South of the lane are Broad Hill, Temple Hill, Cademan Woods and High Cademan. In the midst of these is an open area of rough acid grassland, and south of Broad Hill is a granite quarry known as Grimley's Rock. This fine wooded uphill area to the north of the village of Whitwick contains a number of natural granite tors and bosses, some of which peep above the trees and give good views.  Swannymote Wood. A area of recent plannting as part of the National Forest development, providing a complete contrast to the rest of the event area. Since 2005 14,000 trees have been planted in this 55 acre wood, with the addition of new wetland areas.

The map is being updated by award winning mapper Don Moir.

The event will use SportIdent electronic punching. Entries will open in mid October 2015 on Fabian4.