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Ramsley Night Event at Ramsley Moor

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Sat 31st Oct 2015 Start Times 18:00 - 19:00

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Wednesday:  Results uploaded to British Orienteering website, apologies for delay



If navigating in the day is getting too easy and you relish a physical challenge try this! 3 different courses varying in distance and difficulty.

Part of the Yorkshire Night League series.


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.


At Shillito Wood car park or on roadside verges close by


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


Scale 1:10,000, Contours 5m

Note cairn on map and pictorial descriptions is a Cross – but as it has lost its arms it looks more like a standing stone


CourseStraight Line
ClimbTechnical LevelEstimated Time
Short 2.5km 90m Medium (TD3 - Orange) 30 mins
Medium 3.5km 75m Hard (TD5) 45 mins
Long 4.9km 110m Hard (TD5) 60 mins


Registration 5.00pm to 6.00pm

Starts 6.00pm (earlier if it’s dark enough) to 7.00pm

Courses close 8.00pm


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

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

Electronic Sportident punching: SI card hire £1


Competitors are reminded that Ramsley Moor is exposed moorland at 300m elevation and at night in the middle of winter can be potentially hazardous.
You must wear or at least carry a waterproof hooded jacket. This will be checked at the Start. If it is particularly cold hat and gloves are strongly recommended.
Whistles must be carried. No whistle - No Go.
Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended with SYO emergency number 07493 183323 pre-programmed into the memory.
Please advise Registration if you intend to carry a phone with you.
Please ensure your batteries are fully charged and your lighting equipment is working before going to the start. A spare emergency torch is strongly recommended. The moon will be almost full but can’t be guaranteed to give much light in the event your head torch packs up.
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 Rescue can 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 1pm 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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