WNL at Painswick. Route:
S-16-17-23-28-29-24-18-12-30-11-27-22-8-2-3-7-6-4-5-20-13-9-21-10-26-1-F. 505 points less 2 as penalty - 503 total (from 600).
Before start had already decided to go anti-clockwise, south first as avoided potentially nasty descents in areas around 22 and 26 - much rather go up than down here. Turns out it was a good move.
Started very early so was waking all the controls up south of the road - adds up to most of my lateness! Very hesitant early on and struggling with matching map to ground so lost a bit on 17 and 28. Took 23 early as thought it was only one on top of the hill (either faint contours, or just not seeing 12 why I ignored it) - Ifor's southern loop was far better.
Taking brambles pretty slowly into and out of 30, then pretty much right round 27 to find a nice entrance to the "green". Went back a bit west along road for entry to 22 and went over a massive hillock but couldn't find on map; soon started getting concerned and thinking of bailing out as have had trouble here in daylight - kept going north, found the crag, then the control!
Full loop of hill fort controls to leave options to get 14 and 15 from below at end if I had time (I didn't). Then messed up 7 by missing it and having to go back. Pretty good at the top end of map, but taking unmapped cycle path towards 9 wasn't sure if control was north or south of me so had to think a bit. Opted out of 19 and 25 because was a lot of climb and distance required for points.
Punched 26 with less than 5 mins to go so not time to hang around ascending hill and quite an effort to get back on just few seconds late. Pin-punching 1 on way down was some trouble as map got stuck on pins and wouldn't come off - had to rip it off. Easily 5s binned.
Enoyed it - nice night for orienteering. Apart from north edge of map, surprisingly dry underfoot. Have had a fair bit of trouble with the map over the years but got into it fairly well tonight.