Newcastle and Tyneside Orienteers


Winter/Spring LOP League Events 2018/19

A Series of Local Orienteering Events


Page updated: 9/10/19

A series of low key local events on a Saturday morning, in and around Tyneside, with a league to encourage participation and competition. Courses suitable for beginners (advice will be available) and the more experienced wanting some training competition.

Yellow (1.5 - 2.0 km.) ~ Orange (2.0 - 3.0 km.) ~ Long Orange (3.5 - 5.0 km.).

Maps ands Controls
Sites will be marked with a miniature O sign and orange tape secured with a clothes peg. Markers will have a code letter in permanent marker to be written on the control card. Carry a pen.

Electronic timing will be used for start and finish. All runners will be issued with a loan dibber which will be downloaded off site. Timing tickets will be issued at download.

100 points for the winner of each course, 99 for second, 98 for third etc. Anyone running in a course above their class will get a bonus of 5 points (10 for 2 courses above) and, likewise, anyone running a course below their class will be docked 5 points (10 for 2 courses below).

Fees: Senior £4.00 Junior £2.00 Family £4.00
League Classes
Men M18-35 Long Orange Women W18-35 Long Orange
Veteran Men M40+ Long Orange Veteran Women W40+ Long Orange
SuperVet Men M55+ Long Orange SuperVet Women W55+ Orange
UltraVet Men M65+ Orange UltraVet Women W65+ Orange
HyperVet Men M75+ Orange HyperVet Women W75+ Orange
Junior Men M16- Orange Junior Women W16- Orange
Young Junior Men M12- Yellow Young Junior Women W12- Yellow


Oct. 19thDr. Pit & Gallagher Park, Bedlington-----
Travel : From the roundabout at the head of Bedlington Front Street where the A1068 (from Cramlington),
A193 (from Blyth) and B1331 (from Nedderton/Morpeth) meet, take the right hand lane of the short dual
carriageway downhill and turn right at the second roundabout. Forward at the Morrison/Lidl mini roundabout (Schalksmuhle Road) and first left into Hassop Way. NE22 7LE
Parking: Safely and considerately along roadside.
Registration opposite junction with Court Road.
Buses stop at Bedlington Red Lion. On foot cut through gap in shops down to Lidl and as above (600 m.).
Nov. 2ndNorthumberlandia, Cramlington-----
From A1 north or southbound take exit 80 and follow A1068 Cramlington from the roundabout. After 1.5 miles take the left exit lane (Brown sign), pass the Snowy Owl pub and enter Northumberlandia (not pub) car park right.
From Ponteland head for Blagdon where turn left onto old A1 and then right to reach car park on left.
From A189 spine road access the A192 Morpeth bound, then A1068 south (Brown signed "Northumberlandia").Take care at the next roundabout. Shortly after, a right exit from the dual carriageway and Give Way is needed.
Nov. 16thWallsend Parks-----
Nov. 30thAshington Community Woods-----
Dec. 14thRyton ~ (change of venue)-----

League points after 0 events.

(for details of Start/Finish area, watch this page for updates:

Registration & Start: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Results and League positions will be published on the website as soon as possible after each event.

Coordinator: Tricia Davies ~

Remember you Orienteer at your own risk.

Please supply your own requirement of water.