MILTONRIGG WOODS 'COME & TRY IT'
NEW DATE NOW CONFIRMED!
Details to remain the same as for the postponed 15th February event. Lets hope for a more spring like day!
Coaching may or may not be available for this event, please check nearer the time.
Saturday 7th March 2020, Miltonrigg Wood, Brampton (Level D, Local)
Come & try orienteering around Miltonrigg Wood near Brampton.
This is one of Border Liners regular Saturday events where beginners are most welcome. Courses are open to children, families, beginner adults, runners and experienced orienteers. There will be BL members available to provide advice.
Please check this event page nearer the date for more specific details about the event taking place. If you are a newcomer to the sport you can find out more here.
Woodland Trust Car Park just off the A69 at Naworth Cross roads
GR NY 564 618. The Car Park has a 2m height barrier but there is plenty of roadside parking available.
Registration and Start times:
Registration opens 10.30
Starts from 11.00 - 12.00
Courses close 13.30
Junior £2, Senior £4
SportIdent (dibber) hire, free
|Long (Green)||4.1k (technically difficult)|
|Short (Short Green)||2.7, (technically difficult)|
*Advice for Beginners
Not sure what the course colours mean? See the British Orienteering Newcomers Guide for this and other essential information.
Miltonrigg is a small Woodland Trust Wood. It is a generally open and runnable wood with a good path network. Underfoot the wood can be quite wet but at present the undergrowth does not impede running speed, however there are some low brambles (not like Coombs but still scratchy). Many of the mapped thickets are dead Rhododendron patches - they are still very difficult to get across (but no longer easy to see). The area also has many shallow ditches too numerous to map.
There will be 2 starts, The Long (Green) and Short (Short Green) courses go from the Far Start and the Novice from the Near Start. The Far Start is about 550m from registration along a minor road, crossing the railway at a level crossing, please walk on the right and take care. Traffic is generally light but can be travelling quickly. The Near Start is about 300m from registration along forest tracks.
The Courses from the Far Start will cross the railway line (using a public footpath), please obey the instructions of the marshal, there are controls either side of the crossing make sure you punch at both - this will be timed out in the final results but not your split times.
There is a single finish for all courses about 50m from Registration/Download. Please make sure you download, even if you have not completed your course.
Location: [Bing/OS maps]