Evening Event for World Orienteering Day
A Local event at Loxley Common
On Wed 23rd May 2018 from 18:00
Come and celebrate World Orienteering Day on Loxley Common and enjoy the stunning views across Sheffield. Loxley Common is an interesting mix of woodland and open common land. There is a wealth of interesting contour detail to challenge experienced orienteers and a good path network to cater for newcomers. There will be a choice of 5 courses to suit all ages and abilities. Newcomers are very welcome - help & advice available.
In the car park off Long Lane (S6 6RZ), here. If full, you will need to park on Long Lane itself.
Registration & Starts
Registration from 5.45pm-6.45pm in the car park. Starts 6pm to 7pm. Courses close 8pm promptly. If you think you might take a long time, please come early.
Yellow - technically easy - 2km. Ideal for younger juniors.
Orange - technically medium difficulty - 2.3km. A good place for adult beginners to start.
Short Green - technically hard - 3km
Green - technically hard - 5.1km
Blue - technically hard - 6.7km
SI controls and timing will be used.
£5 adults (£4 members), £3 juniors & students. Pairs / family groups pay for one entry, extra map £1. Dibber hire free.
Post Event Social
From 7pm there is a post event social at the Admiral Rodney. Order from the menu on the night at your convenience Please feel free to just join us for a drink if you don't want to eat. All welcome including children.
How to enter
Loxley Common comprises of large areas of open common land, runnable underfoot with a complex network of paths on grass, heather and bracken common. To the south there is an area of woodland, with a small section very bouldery. There is some intricate contour detail created by old mine/quarry workings..
The area was used for the Senior Home International relays in 2006 with a resurvey by Oli Johnson; minor updates have been undertaken in 2010 and 2012.More details about Loxley Common...