Summer LOP 2023 No.4 Northumberlandia

    • Date:
    • Registration opens: 6:00 pm closes: 7:00 pm
    • Starts from: 6:00 pm

    Fourth in a series of low key local Wednesday evening events, in and around Tyneside, with a league to encourage participation and competition. Courses suitable for beginners and the more experienced wanting some training competition.

    Note that leaving the path network is strictly forbidden. The managers are considering fencing the perimeter of the landform because of visitor damage to the grass slopes.

    Travel: 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.
    SatNav: Use “Northumberlandia”. Beware postcode NE23 8AU may lead you to the surface mine. ///flattens.detective.manicured
    By bus – The following buses run every 10-15 minutes and stop at the Beacon Hill Fisher Lane roundabout. There is a gate with a path leading directly to the main site. Follow the path ignoring any controls. (1 km. to start). Take care at road crossing from southbound service.

    Parking: Main Northumberlandia Car park. Voluntarily donation £1 requested in honesty box.

    Start: Follow the main entry track through the woodland to the start at its end.

    Entry: Senior £4.00 Junior £2.00 Family £4.00. Entry on the day only.  Please provide exact change.
    Large groups should give prior notice, please.

    Facilities: None on site at this time. Refreshments at Snowy Owl pub.

    Courses: 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).

    Safety: Orienteering is an adventure sport. Risks have been assessed and mitigated as far as possible . However, participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
    Please bring your own requirement of water.
    Please be aware of dog walkers, small children and other park users.

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