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Local and schools event at Bingham Park

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Sat 7th Jun 2014 Start Times 13:00 - 15:00

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Well done to all those who braved the weather.  Fantastic turnout all considered.  We will be calculating the overall results and awarding trophies at the South Yorkshire Schools Champs at Graves Park on 28 June.  Thanks to all our helpers.  

As soon as the dates for the competitions next year are confirmed we will let you all know.


This is the last event in the SFSS Sheffield Schools Orienteering Ledgue and Saturday Afternoon series aimed to introduce new people to the sport and also provide training opportunities to all orienteers.  It is open to all...

Based at the entrance to the park next to the roundabout on Oakbrook and Rustlings Road, here

By bus the nearest stop is on Ecclesall road and then walk along Rustlings Road.

Registration for courses will open at 1pm.  You can start any time from 1pm - 3pm but the courses close at 3:30pm.


Adults £4 or £3 for members of SYO or another orienteering club

Children £2

There is no charge for those pupils of Sheffield schools who subscribe to the SFSS who run the correct course for their age group. However 2nd runs will cost £2.

Any additional courses will cost an additional £1

If you would like to go around in a group you would just pay for one entry.

Orienteering Courses Available

If you complete a course and there is still time you are welcome to try another.

Distances are provisional

Course School Years Distance Technical Level Who is it for?
White Y4-Y5 1.2km 1 The easiest course and a great place for children to start.  The course is entirely on paths and each time you have to make a decision - which path to take, there will be a control point.
Yellow Y6-Y7 1.6km 2 The next step up and a good place for teenagers etc. to start.  The course will use paths but also other line features - Fences, streams etc.
It will also no longer have a control every time you need to decide where you are going. For example you may need to make a couple of turns on paths between controls
Orange Y8-Y9 2.5km 3

Harder still, the Orange course introduces:

  • Choosing routes - e.g. should I go round the paths to the left or right
  • Using 'Point Features' as control sites
  • Basic use of a compass
Long Orange Y10+ 3.2km 3

The Long Orange course is the same difficulty as the Orange, just longer...

Light Green   3.8km 4

Ideal for improvers  The navigation difficulty increases and you start to use simple contours and point features.


Venue Details

Bingham Park is mainly mature woodlands on the slopes of the river valley with some open areas.  Some events also extend to the adjoining Whiteley Woods which are also mature woodlands.  Here some interesting features are provided by the boundaries and building ruins from long-abandoned allotments.

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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