Welcome to the home page of the Western Night League.


The results of the sixth event at Woodchester are now available on the results page and Andy has worked his magic and updated the league tables and the handicap points. He has addeded some additional information this time. In the Handicaps table he has added a column for the change in handicap this season and sorted the table on this. In the League table he has added the average points per event. He hopes people find these useful and interesting, please email him (resultsATwesternnightleague.org.uk) if you have any comments.

Enjoy the break over the holiday season but stay fit for the next event which is at Sandford & Lyncombe Hill on 11th January. Full details are on the BOK website.

An updated 2019-20 fixtures list is now available on the web site. A new SWOC fixture has been added for 8th Feb 2020 at Gwaelod-Y-Garth, Cardiff, organised by Matthew Pickering. It should be a good event on a really nice little area we used about 3 years ago. Needs special treatment to get the length in but it's a really nice bit of wood and challenging in the dark.

The 2019-20 fixtures planning documentis available via google docs.

The Google Western Night League discussion group is here.

The event guidelinesare consistent with the BOF Insurance Policy. Backup lighting and whistles are compulsory and the organiser should actively check they are carried. Please Note the latest update "Special attention should be given to newcomers to night O especially with limited day experience as well. The most critical thing is to emphasise the easier controls and the time limit. Make it clear that they should be aiming to be back a bit early for a first outing. Make it clear that if they are seriously late the organiser will start asking people not to leave so they are available to help with a search which would be started soon after everyone else has finished."

A reminder that if you have any queries about the results for an event, you should in the first instance contact the organiser to get them amended. Also it would be much appreciated if organisers would return results to Andy White using the standard template which can be found on the documents page.

Mike Farrington


Whistles are compulsory and competitors should ensure that their lighting is adequate. Organisers may require cagoules to be worn. It is strongly recommended that a mobile phone is carried and that the number is given to the organiser and the organiser's number is programmed in. Night orienteering is inherently risky, and while competitors compete at their own risk, it is expected that everyone will take all possible action to minimise these risks.

1. WNL Pub of the Night, will be announced by the Organiser on the night.
2. WNL events are a 1 Hour score format with penalties for lateness (1pt for every 6 seconds).
3. For novices, approx 25% controls will form a yellow standard course.
4. Best 6 of the events to count for the overall final rankings.
5. Night Champs are included for information. Enter these direct if interested.
6. Start times, generally Nightfall for 1 hour, but contact Organiser for confirmation.
7. Regular League Tables published with the results of each event.