Social and night event at Burbage Mines
Thu 17th Nov 2016
Well it was a chilly night up on Burbage, well done to those that made the effort to get out. Great courses which made you concentrate all the way round. Thanks to Dom, Jacky and Mark Dakin for planning and organising (and standing there for 2 hours making sure we all got back safely!).
Results and splits are available on the links above
A night event at Burbage Mines, followed by a social, offering micro night orienteering in a complex area of mine workings.
Parking: In layby opposite Lady Canning’s Plantation, 1km west of Ringinglow. Parking is limited, please car share if possible. Nearest Postcode – S11 7TT. Grid Ref. - SK278834. Location on Street Map
Registration in car at layby: 17:20 – 18:20
Start 350m walk away, on area: 17:30 – 18:30 (Courses close promptly @ 19:00)
***Please try to start by 18:15 if you plan to do one of the longer courses***
Finish: on area, next to the start, download back at layby in car
Map: Scale 1:2500, 2.5m Contours, A4 Map. Loose control descriptions available – also on map. (Double sided map for long course competitors)
Courses (lengths subject to final planning):
Ochre – 1.7km – following line features (mainly paths), and aimed at juniors and adults who are new to night orienteering. (Shortened loop – 1km). Inexperienced juniors must be shadowed by an adult.
Short – 1.5km – the shorter of the three technical courses.
Medium – 2.0km – an alternative to the short
Long – 3.5km – both the short and medium courses combined, and run on the one dibber
Cost: Adults: £4 (£3 BOF members), Children, Students & Concessions: £2
SportIdent Punching will be used.
Safety: Burbage Moor is very exposed, and so if wet and/or windy is very chilly. Therefore whistles, headtorches & backup torches are compulsory, and cagoules are advised in the event of bad weather.
Post Event Social: Please join us from 6.30pm for food and / or drinks in the Norfolk Arms. Just order from the main menu at your convenience.
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.
More details about Burbage Mines...
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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