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Saturday 10th February 2024

Entries Open
Monday 6th November 2023
Entries Close
Wednesday 31st January 2024
Entries So Far
369 Participants
Entry Fees
Senior    £22.00   
Junior / Student    £11.00   
Orange  £11.00  
Organiser - Steve Breeze

 West Cumberland Orienteering Club are delighted to invite you to the 2024 British Night Orienteering Championships at Hawes End near Keswick.

The event will take place in a stunning location on the Western shores of Derwent Water.  This area has only recently been secured after the loss of the planned area of Whinlatter Forest due to felling and mostly comprises runnable deciduous woodland with a path network and some rock and contour detail.

Full details can be found on the event mini-website can be found here: 

** Course lengths updated 31/12/23 in line with new British Orienteering rules for 2024 that equalise winning times for men and women of the same age **

Course No.

Length (km) Climb (m) Controls Map Size Map Scale Men's Championship Categories Women's Championship Categories
1 9.7 380 34



Double Sided

2 7.7 260 29 M20L, M35L, M40L W21L
3 6.0 220 24 A3 M18L, M45L, M50L, M21S  
4 5.1 190 22 A3 M55L, M20S, M35S W20L, W35L, W40L, W21S
5 4.3 180 17 A3


Double SIded

M16, M60L, M18S, M40S, M45S W18L, W45L, W50L
6 3.9 140 16 A3 M65L, M70L, M50S, M55S W16, W55L, W60L, W20S, W35S, W40S
7 2.4 100 14 A4 M75L, M80, M60S, M65S W65L, W70L, W18S, W45S, W50S, W55S
8 1.6 60 9 A4 1:7500 M85, M70S, M75S W75, W80, W85, W60S, W65S, W70S
Orange 3.0 70 13 A4 1:7500    


In addition there will be a non-championship Orange course available to pre enter.

Course details subject to final controlling decisions.

Preliminary start window will be from 6:30 to 7:30 pm depending on the number of entries received.

There will be seeding on Courses 1 to 8.  At present this is expected to be top 20 runners at 3 minute intervals.

Courses will close promptly at 9:45 pm (tbc in final details).

All courses are planned to TD5 standard. M/W14s wishing to run must be vetted for experience. Please email the event organiser with name, club and a short summary of relevant experience of competing at TD5 and night orienteering courses before submitting an entry. The organiser reserves the right to refuse or cancel entries of those who cannot demonstrate the necessary experience.

Entry to BNOC 2024 is open only to members of the British Orienteering Federation, and to members of overseas IOF-affiliated Federations.

To be eligible to be a British Champion, an individual competitor must on the day immediately preceding the event be a member of British Orienteering, and either:

  • be a British citizen,
  • or have been a member of British Orienteering in each of the three membership years preceding the year of the competition,
  • and must compete in their correct age class, or 'run up' in a lower age class (or older age class for juniors).

Neighbouring clubs - Borderliners will be hosting an urban sprint in Keswick on the Saturday of that weekend and Lakeland Orienteering Club are planning an event on Loughrigg Fell on Sunday so it really should make a great weekend of orienteering.

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Event Location
Borrowdale Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite, Derwent Water, CA12 5UG