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Local Event at Bolehill and Crookes

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Sat 28th Mar 2015 Start Times 13:00 - 15:00

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Thanks for coming - hope you all enjoyed it despite the blustery conditions.



This Saturday afternoon event will be at Bolehill Park.  These events aim to introduce new people to the sport and also provide training opportunities to all orienteers.  Bolehill is a small park near to Crookes that consists of partly open grass areas, and runnable woodland.

It is a great area to get kids into orienteering, with the park’s clear tarmac paths (White and Yellow courses), and for people wanting a challenge, there is technical woodland (Orange and Light Green courses), and also some urban area surrounding the park (Light Green course).

We will be based next to the children's play park here

Parking is on the residential roads around the south-east end of the park.  The best is Northfield Ave, with a lot of parkside parking with registration in view. otherwise Longfield Rd, Loxely View Rd, Netherfield Rd, Stothard Rd and Woodfield Rd. 

Registration for courses will open at 12:45 pm.  You can start any time from 1pm - 3pm but the courses close at 3:30pm.

Entry Fees

Adults £4

Children/Students £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.

See below for details on the courses on offer

Course Distance Technical Level Who is it for?
White 1.0km 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 1.5km 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 2.0km 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
Light Green



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

The course goes into urban areas but always on pavements and do not cross any busy roads.

Venue Details

Bolehill park, Crookes and down into the Rivelin Valley

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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