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Night event at Ecclesall Woods

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Wed 28th Feb 2018 Start Times 18:30

Unfortunately tonights event is cancelled.

Whilst the snow makes the woods quite pretty it is a bit dicey getting there at the moment.  We will re-schedule for later in the year.

Come night orienteering in Ecclesall Woods - a wonderful ancient woodland on the south west of Sheffield. The green and blue courses will offer significant technical challenge to the experienced orienteer.  There are also suitable courses for newcomers, improvers and less experienced juniors. 

Night orienteering


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Parking will be in the Rising Sun car park on Abbey Lane, here or on surrounding nearby roads. Please only use the car park if you intend to eat or drink in the pub after the race. Postcode S11 9ND.


Yellow 1.5k - ideal for juniors trying their first night event
Orange 1.8k - ideal for adults trying their first night event.
Short Green 3.1k- for experienced orienteers
Short Blue 4.6k - for experienced orienteers

Registration & Entry fees

Registration will be at the pub from 18.15. 

£5 adults (£4 members)
£3 juniors / students

Pairs just pay for 1 entry.


Starts from 18:30 - 19.00. Courses close 20:00. Pease arrive early if you think you could take a long while.


WHISTLES and headtorches are compulsory. Spare head torches are recommended.

Ecclesall Woods is divided into 3 parts and is enclosed by houses or roads on all sides. Primary age juniors must be shadowed. All juniors below light green standard (in daylight) must take part in pairs or be shadowed.

Yellow & orange do not cross any roads. Short green crosses one minor road. Secondary age juniors may compete on short green with parental permission. Blue crosses a busy road - please take extreme care and remember that this is a fun local event! No under 16s on blue.


Food and drink at the Rising Sun from 6.30pm

Venue Details

Ecclesall Woods comprises over 100 hectares (300 acres) of mature deciduous woodland of variable runnability and is notable for a large number of thickets. The gently sloping land is divided by two roads and a network of bridleways, footpaths, streams and ditches. Some of the minor paths have become overgrown or are difficult to discern when covered by autumn leaves.

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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