Broomley Community Woods

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    • Location: Broomley Woods
    • Starts from: 10:30 am

    Updates: 10/4/22 Terrain notes expanded
    12/4/22 Map Scale & Courses close amended.

    Terrain: A mix of recreational & managed woodland; some extremely pleasant (and very runnable) beech & oak.
    Climbs are quite steep in places especially into/out of some gullies. Several manmade outdoor activity features. (e.g. mountain biking, bird watching). The Guessburn features a mix of housing and parks within a rural landscape.

    Update: Like most woodland locally, the area suffered some damage from Storm Arwen, which has not been fully cleared. One area still contains a narrow but hazardous strip of windblown trees that all courses except Yellow and Orange need to cross. This area can be crossed safely at one point in the middle, or at either end, but competitors must not enter two areas that are clearly marked with purple hatching on the map. Farmland should also not be crossed by competitors unless on a marked path or track.
    Most courses including Yellow and Orange cross a minor road at a point that will be marshalled. Courses other than Yellow and Orange cross or follow other minor or residential roads that will not be marshalled – be prepared to meet traffic on these roads.

    Travel: Signed off A695 opposite Stocksfield Station. Continue along Guessburn ~ NE43 7QP ~ NZ056606 Map
    Car park: Limited roadside parking with consideration for residents, please. DO NOT park in sideroads. The station car park is for rail users only.
    Public Transport: Rail to Stocksfield Station (0.7 km)
    Go North East Bus 10 Newcastle – Hexham to Stocksfield Station (0.7 km.)

    Assembly: Scout HQ, Guessburn, set back from the road, just past tennis courts (courtesy 1st Stocksfield Scout Group)

    Entry: Pre entry by SIEntries – closed 1st May. Entry on the day for Yellow and Orange courses only 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Senior members (M/W21+) £7.00 Juniors (M/W20-) £2.00
    In the event that you have to cancel your entry, we will return the cost, minus a booking fee.

    Courses: Yellow (2.3 km.), Orange (2.9 km.) , Light Green (3.8 km.)
    Short Green (3.6 km.) , Green (4.8 km.) , Blue (6.7 km.) and Brown (8.2 km.)
    Subject to final controlling. .

    Start: (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) is 0.5 km ~ 25 m. climb from railway station (signed & taped) or 1 km. ~ 25 m. climb from Scout HQ (signed & taped). Children under 12 walking to the start from the railway station need to be accompanied by an adult as there is a main road to cross via a pedestrian crossing.
    Finish: is 400 m. from Download at Scout HQ. Courses close 2:00 p.m.

    Map: 1:10000 5m contours.

    Dogs: Under close control.

    Facilities: Toilets in the Scout HQ.

    Officials: Planner: Helen Rafferty with Judith Skedge
    Organiser: Gwenda Cavill –
    Controller: George Hare

    Safety: Orienteering is an adventure sport. Please take care of yourself and others. Risks have been assessed and hazards mitigated as far as possible..
    Be aware of other users of the area – traffic, cycles, pedestrians, children.
    Please bring your own requirement of water.
    Please use sanitiser provided at the start.

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