Rising Sun

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    Local Event at Rising Sun Country Park, North Tyneside

    Large country park, with patches of woodland and paths between predominantly out-of-bounds fenced fields. The former colliery waste heap provides more open ground and some climb. Wide ranging views can be enjoyed if your course takes you there. Facilities include toilets and a café with views over the lake. Please be aware that the park is popular with the public.

    Travel: Exit A19 north or southbound at Holystone Junction following A191 Gosforth.
    A very short distance after the third roundabout (which has a left through filter) and before ADSA, turn left into the narrow entrance road 400 m. to Rising Sun Countryside Centre car park.
    Metro: Palmersville (1 km.)
    Bus to Asda Benton: 51 Whitley Bay > Newcastle 53 North Shields > Cramlington
    335 Killingworth > N.Shields 342 Wallsend > Westerhope

    Parking: Country Park Car Park NZ301695 ///engine.enjoy.occur Google Maps

    Entry:  Online entries now open (via SiEntries) until 16th April. Seniors (M/W21+): £7  Juniors (M/W20-): £2. Start open from 10:30 to 12:30 (choose your own start time). Limited entry on the day for White, Yellow and Orange courses subject to small additional map stock only and late fee (£1). Please pre enter if at all possible to avoid disappointment. 

    Punching: SPORTident electronic (SIAC enabled). Dibber loan with entry or on the day, £1. Loss fee £30. Dibbers are also available for purchase from £29 upwards from SPORTident


    Blue 6.7 km.130m.
    Green 4.8 km.50m.
    Light Green 4.0 km.25m.
    Orange 2.6 km.20m.
    Yellow 2.2 km.20m.
    White 1.4 km.15m.

    Start & Finish: 2 minutes walk from Car Park. Start open from 10:30 to 12:30
    Courses close at 14:00.

    Maps: Scale 1:10 000 (A4 size) revised by Fred Miller in 2023

    Dogs: Under close control

    Facilities: Country Park Centre, toilets, cafe, play area.

    Organiser: David Fairbairn (07985153703)
    Planner:  Jim Gardner
    Controller: Paul Boyles

    Safety: This event will be conducted with regard to Government and British Orienteering guidelines in force at the time. Orienteering is an adventure sport.  A comprehensive risk assessment for the event will be prepared and identified risks mitigated. However, please be aware that participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
    This is a popular area and walkers (with or without dogs), cyclists and horse riders are likely to be encountered. Please share with courtesy.

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