Wansbeck Riverside

    • Date:
    • Location: Wansbeck Riverside
    • Starts from: 10:30 am

    A different part of the riverside from recent events

    Update 7/1/22: Course stats added.
    Update 9/1/22: Facilities added

    The Covid Conditions of Entry apply to this event. Please read through.

    Terrain: Country park  with sections of urban on longer courses 

    Travel: From A189 Spine Road northbound, take A1147 to Stakeford. Right at the Half Moon roundabout and over the river bridge (Stakeford Bridge). Car park signed on the left.
    From A189 southbound take A197 to Ashington and A196 to car park just before the river bridge.
    From the west take A197 Morpeth North bypass and the A196 as above.
    Bus: X21/22 Newcastle – Ashington – Newbiggin to North Seaton Crossing (400m.) or Stakeford Half Moon (600m.)

    Car Park: NZ273860 Black Close Bank Car Park signed off A186 Stakeford to Ashington road just north of the Wansbeck River Bridge (Stakeford Bridge). Electric charging facilities.
    Nearest postcode: NE63 8TE refers to various properties off the main road.

    Entry: Online Pre entry only via SiEntries. No entry on the day.
    Entries now open. Close Sunday 9th January at midnight.
    Seniors (M/W21+): £7.00 Juniors (M/W20-): £2.00


    • White (1.2 km. ~ 25 m. climb)
    • Yellow (1.6 km. ~ 30 m. climb)
    • Orange (3.0 km. ~ 75 m. climb)
    • Light Green (3.7 km. ~ 85 m. climb)
    • Short Green (3.2 km. ~ 90m. climb)
    • Green (4.5 km. ~ 125 m. climb)
    • Blue (6.4 km. ~ 135 m. climb)
    Starts from 10.30 -12.30 courses close at 14.30

    Map: 1:7500

    Descriptions: Printed on the face of the map. Loose descriptions.
    Text for White & Yellow. Symbols for other courses.

    Facilities: Public toilets in Ashington: by Lloyds Bank, 3 Station Rd, NE63 9UZ with parking on Station Rd. Customer toilets at ASDA cafe: NE63 9XG

    Planner: Les Cavill
    Organiser: Jeremy Lakey 07968736187
    Controller: Richard Torr

    Safety: Orienteering is an adventure sport. Please take care. Risks have been assessed.
    Please bring your own requirement of water.
    Please be aware of dog walkers, small children and other park users.
    Any relevant medical information should be declared at pre entry.

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