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Sun 1st Nov 2015 Start Times 10:30 - 12:30

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18:05 Sunday Winsplits and Routegadget up.  RG2 Splitsbrowser in "other"  (please let me kniow if any problems compared to uploading to Splsitbrower site.   petergorvett

 Monday p.m Results uplaoded to British Orienteering website


This is the new date for the event that was cancelled in February due to a foot of snow on the moor.

Relish a physical and mental challenge? Come orienteering on Ramsley Moor. Full range of courses available, suitable for all abilities.


East of A621 (Sheffield to Baslow) 15km S of Sheffield. GR SK295748


From N: Take A621 S out of Sheffield towards Baslow. At the Owler Bar roundabout take the 3rd exit (O signed). After 4 km turn sharp left.
From the S: via Chesterfield then Baslow (A619). At the first roundabout approaching Baslow take the 2nd exit (O signed) onto the A621 towards Sheffield and then second right after 2km.


Parking on roadside verges as directed by marshals. Up to 600m walk from registration.We hope to park families with small children closer to registration.


Open moorland, marsh and steep sided woodland with few linear features. Technically and physically challenging with some very boggy areas.


Scale 1:10,000

Notecairnon map and pictorial descriptions is a Cross – but as it has lost its arms it looks more like a standing stone. On the Yellow course it is described as “Standing Stone (cross)”.


CourseDistanceClimbTechnical LevelWho is it for?
White 1.5km 35m 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.
Year 3 pupils can compete with Y4s.
Yellow 2.0km 50m 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 everytime you need to decide where you are going. For example you may need to make a couple of turns on paths between controls
Orange 2.6km 95m 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 4.7km 175m 3

Similar difficulty to an orange course, but quite a bit further!

Light Green 3.0km 110m 4

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

Short Green 3.2km 70m 5

The navigation is a hard as the area permits and are aimed at those wanting a relatively short run with a technical challenge.

Green 4.1km 110m 5 Same technical difficulty as the short green, but longer and on Ramsley Moor physically challenging
Blue 5.7km 140m 5 As hard as the green but longer
Brown 7.9km 190m 5 As hard as the blue but... you get the picture.

It is recommended that adults who haven't orienteered previously but prefer a longer run do the Long Orange course.


Registration 10.00 - 12.00

Starts10.30 - 12.30

Courses close 14:00 (Arrive early if you expect to be out a long time!)


Seniors £5, Non BOF members £7, Juniors/Students £3.

Family (2 seniors and up to 4 children) £13 Non BOF members £17

White - Orange courses £3 for all

Electronic Sportident punching: SI card hire £1


Competitors are reminded that Ramsley Moor is exposed moorland at 300m elevation and in the middle of winter can be potentially hazardous.

Come prepared to wear or at least carry a waterproof hooded jacket. If it is particularly cold hat and gloves are strongly recommended.

Whistles are also strongly recommended as is the carrying of a mobile phone with SYO emergency number 07493 183323 pre-programmed into the memory.

The white and yellow courses cross a stream which is normally crossable with ease but if in spate could be a hazard for children in which case a safe crossing point will be taped. This will be advised at the Start.

Don’t forget Competitors are responsible for their own safety.

People travelling alone should leave their car keys at Registration with their particulars.
Nearest A and E:Calow Hospital, Chesterfield. 01246 277271 or the Whitworth at Darley Dale for minor injuries 01629 593068.
Edale Mountain Rescuecan be alerted by calling 999 and asking for Police/Mountain Rescue.


If you think there is a possibility of cancellation please check the SYO and British Orienteering web sites or contact the Organiser. In the event of bad weather we would hope to make a final decision by 6pm on Saturday 31st October.

Other Information

The area is popular with dog walkers and occasional horse riders. They have just as much right to be there as you so please be considerate and give them a wide berth.

Dogs are welcome in the Car Parking areas but must be kept on leads at all times.

Organiser: Brian Shaw 07768 928432 or 01433 630467

Planner: Charles Hird (SYO)

Controller: Peter Gorvett (SYO)

Venue Details

Ramsley Moor was mapped and used for the first time in 2009 and was described on Nopesport by one well known member of AIre as "a real gem"

Open mostly heathery moorland with large areas of runnable woodland, dissected by a large valley.   There are few linear features.  If it is wet, spotting the best crossing point  for some of the marshes can be important.

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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