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Evening Event at Burbage Mines

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Wed 19th Sep 2012 Start Times 17:00

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One km west of  Ringinglow -  Nearest Post Code S10 4QN in a layby opposite Lady Canning's Plantaion.  SK278834   Parking is limited, please car share if possible. There is a further lay by about 500m further west towards Burbage Rocks.

Start Times 

5.00pm to 7.00pm  Courses close very promptly at 7.30pm


Long technical - 2.6km, Middle technical  - 1.6km, Short  1.1km  The Short course is on paths, some narrow and vague in places, but is the easiest circuit of the area which has some high crags off the paths.

Loose control descriptions. Control descriptions are not on the maps.

Entry Fees

£3 for adults, £1 for juniors


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An open area of complex mine workings. Map 1:2,500 Contours 2.5m

Venue Details

Burbage Mines are on the north side of the road from Ringinglow to Hathersage, labelled on the 1:25000 Ordnance Survey map as "Brown Edge Quarries (disused)".  They are included on the Burbage map, but in 2008 Marcus Pinker drew a new map at 1:2500 with 2.5m contours.  He called the map Burbage Mines and the name stuck. 

It is a small area of  workings for sandstone roofing flags (colloquially "slates").  In the 1960s the council wanted to use it for a landfill site; luckily for us CPRE successfully opposed this plan.  The old workings provide a wealth of contour detail and although much of it is a bit physical (heather and tussock around the quarries, bracken and marsh surrounding), it offers great orienteering.


Safety & risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If a competitor has a pre-existing medical condition that they think should be declared, please complete a medical form at enquiries. The sealed envelope will only be opened in an emergency.


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