Terrain: Country park with grassy areas and open woodland on the north bank of the River Tyne. Courses use the network of surfaced and gravel tracks in the park and on the edges of adjacent farmland. A minor road leading to the cottages at Blayney Row runs through the area. Some courses may cross this. As a no-through road, traffic is light and sightlines are good.
Travel: Leave A6085 Scotswood to Throckley Road in Newburn Village. Turn down Station Road (by Lloyd’s Bank) towards the Tyne and right at the bottom.
From the west follow “Newburn ” from A69.
Beyond the houses, at the first significant bend enter the car park NZ160656 on the right via low pillared entrance. Beware oncoming traffic on the bend. ///grace.fall.letter
From south of the river: from B6317 Ryton to Blaydon road, turn onto Haugh Lane and Newburn Bridge Road at lights. Across the bridge turn left and continue forward as above.
Bus 62 Killingworth > City > Chapel House or Throckley to Newburn Village (approx. 1 km.)
Bus 22 Silverlink > City > Throckley to Newburn Village as above.
Metro: to Central Station, then bus 22 as above.
Entry: Pre entry by SIEntries – closes 13th November. Limited entry on the day for White, Yellow and Orange courses only 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Senior (M/W21+) £7.00 Juniors (M/W20-) £2.00
Starts: Close to parking.
Map: 1:7500 by Fred Miller & Tim Jenkins, updated 2022.
out of bounds areas.
Climb Blue 6.2 km. 100 m. Green 5.1 km. 80 m. Short Green 3.5 km. 50 m. Light Green 4.3 km. 75 m. Orange 3.7 km. 70 m. Yellow 2.3 km. 20 m. White 1.4 km. 15 m.
Control Descriptions: Loose control descriptions will be available. They will also be printed on the map.
Facilities: Children’s Playground, Cafe, Keelman Pub, Leisure Centre.
Organiser: Alex Harding alexander.harding29ATgmail.com
Planner: Gwenda Cavill
Controller: Frank Shillitoe
Orienteering is an adventure sport. A comprehensive risk assessment for the event has been prepared and identified risks have been mitigated. However, please be aware that participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
Those responsible for juniors should note that the route from finish to car park involves crossing the road described in the terrain notes above.
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