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Evening event at Whirlow Brook Hall & Limb Valley

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Wed 18th Apr 2018 Start Times 18:00

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Planner/organiser/mapper comments:

Thank you all for coming on a glorious evening, weren't we lucky. Thanks to Pauline Tryner and Peter Gorvett for their help, we could not have managed without them. It was a bit hectic at times, and thanks for your patience, but in the end people seemed to have enjoyed the courses. Great to see so many youngsters out there - it's not easy but good to see how they managed.

Very well done to Conrad and Jamie on the score and to Dom Dakin on the long - impressive results.

We collected in the final controls from 0700 on Thursday and it was really enjoyable to be in a totally empty sunlit forest, with only the birds for company.

Monika and Ian Cooper

Results uploaded Wednesday evening and updated Thursday 12:00 to correct a wrong course allocation.  Splits for score courses not included in results splits data.  The csv file available in "other" contains them all, but it's not straightforward to analyse.  Control 36 was running about 1 minute slow, so many on the short course had a negative split to that control.

Limb Valley and Whirlow Brook Hall provide a stunning location for orienteering. The terrain is highly varied, ranging from the steep wooded valley and plantation to the formal gardens around the hall and intricate quarry area. There are a choice of different courses available catering for young juniors, newcomers and experienced orienteers.

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Location - WhirlowBrook Hall, off Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield S11 9QD. Grid Ref SK 307829. Parking in car parks at rear of hall or in front of hall, or on crescent off Ecclesall Road South.

Times - Registration from 1740. Starts 1800 to 1900 hours. Courses close 2000 hours.

Area and map - Limb Valley, 1:5000, 5 metre contours. Map partly updated by Ian Cooper (SYO) March 2018 - it is good but not perfect given time availability. Following felling there are many large rootstocks and only obvious ones and those along Limb Valley are mapped. The map is to ISOM 2017.

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Registration (and download) - from Hall rear car park. Start & Finish nearby.

Courses -


1.5 km course

Technically easy - ideal for younger juniors


60 mins score event

Suitable for all levels


2.5 km, then score - total time allowed 60 mins

Technical. Experienced orienteers.

Each score control is worth 10 points. Penalty for each minute or part minute back over 60 mins is 10 points.

A watch will be very useful!! SI units will be used. Control descriptions are on the map.

Fees -

Adults - £5 (members £4)
Juniors / Students £3

Co Planners/Organisers - Monika and Ian Cooper (07739 089174)


Venue Details

Limb Valley includes Whirlowbrook Park, Whinfell Quarry Garden and the woods either side of Whirlow Brook.

The woodland is mixed conifer and deciduous.  Much of it is very runnable though partly steep valley sides, but there are patches of bramble and holly. 

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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