Sunday 1st October 2017

Beyond the Wall Event


New to Orienteering

Regional Level Races

A North East Orienteering League event


Including Newcastle & Tyneside Club Championships Details & Rules

Update 19/9/17 incorporating Final Details

Photos:(Wall) © Copyright Oliver Dixon. Licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence and (Crags) Courtesy Patrick Smyth

Travel: Signed on B6318 (Military Road) 7 miles west of Chollerford and 10 miles east of Greenhead
This road carries fast traffic with blind crests. Westbound traffic must continue past the venue and turn at Housesteads Car Park (1.5 miles)
There is a gate at the entrance to the farm track off the B6318 which needs to remain closed. It will be marshalled at peak times, otherwise please ensure it is closed. Queue tightly to avoid tailback onto the road.
N.B. Drive slowly, as the farm track is uneven in places, especially after the second cattle grid you cross. Beware of grounding.
The track passes close to farm buildings and bungalows. Please take care and avoid disturbance.
Expect to encounter pedestrians/runners. Please have your run before inspecting the wall remains.
Courses:White (2.2 km. ~ 50m. climb), Yellow (2.5 km. ~ 55m.) , Orange (3.2 km. ~ 100m.) , Light Green (4.2 km.~ 150m.)
Short Green (3.5 km.~ 120m.), Green (4.5 km. ~ 160m.), Blue (6.2 km. ~ 220m.) Brown (9.0 km. ~ 280m.)
For courses Orange and above, see safety notes below
Pre-entry:Please order a map in advance by 22nd September to guarantee your choice.[] EoD subject to limited map availability.
Seniors (M/W21+) £7.00
Payable on the day. Seniors (M/W21+) £7.00
Juniors (M/W20-) / Concessions £4.00 / Schoolchildren £2.00
Leaders of groups (scouts/schools) please notify the organiser in advance so that enough maps are printed.
Registration:10:00 a.m. - 12:00 nn.
Punching:SportIdent Electronic. Dibber hire £1.00 Loss charge £40.
Starts:10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Courses close 2:30 p.m.
Terrain: Open fell. A series of ridges, running roughly east-west. Mostly well-grazed, fast runnable grass with some shallow marshy areas
on lower ground. Patches of bracken which do not impede progress greatly; no heather. Interesting crag and boulder features
Map:New map by Fred Miller 1:10,000. Waterproof Paper.
Facilities: Toilets at Housesteads (1.5 miles west); limited toilet at event.
North East Junior Squad intend to hold a cake stall.
Dogs:No dogs permitted in this sheep country.
Officials Organiser: Kim Sanderson ~ 07905 600 155 ~
Planner: Frank Shillitoe
Controller: Paul Gaines (BL)
SafetyRemember you orienteer at your own risk
This is an exposed area. In the event of poor weather hooded cagoules, gloves and hat may be compulsory.
N.B. On courses Orange and above there are controls, above and below crags, which are not taped off.
Please bring your own requirement of water.
A whistle should be carried, otherwise officials reserve the right to deny entry.

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