A Local event at Redmires
On Wed 3rd Oct 2018
A dusk event suitable for all at the beautiful Redmires Reservoir. The area of intricate contours in the open moorland combined with wonderful runnable woodland offer an interesting challenge to experienced orienteers whilst the clear paths cater to beginners and younger juniors.
Almost at the end of Redmires Road in the public car park, S10 4QZ. On the road when full. Be careful to avoid areas where work is being conducted on the reservoir.
In the car park from 5.15pm
Adults £5 (£4 members), Juniors & Students £3. If you enter as a pair or group you just pay 1 entry fee. Extra maps £1.
Start and Finish
Adjacent to car park. Starts from 5.30pm – 6.45pm
Courses close 7.45pm Controls will be progressively collected after 7.00pm
Sunset is 6.38pm. Early starters should finish in the light, later starters will need a headlight. Primary aged children who are running unaccompanied should start by before 6pm.
Dogs are NOT allowed.
SI – dibbers available for hire free of charge.
Yellow: 1.7km, stays in the open area, on the easy side for a Yellow
Orange: 2.3km, mix of forest and open area
Short Green: 3.2km, mix of forest and open area
Green: 4.5km, mix of forest and open area
Distances subject to final controlling. Please observe marked “out of bounds area”. The road is also out of bounds.
Scale: 1:7,500 5 metre contours. Printed on waterproof paper. Control descriptions on the map. No loose descriptions.
There will be a post event social from 6.45pm at the Three Merry Lads. You are welcome to join us for food (just order from the main menu at your own convenience) or a drink.
Organiser & Planner
Redmires Woods are the woodlands west of the three Redmires reservoirs. Most of the map is mature coniferous woodland with minimal undergrowth providing superb running, but at the northern edge it opens out to moorland sheep pasture. There are few paths. The area is dotted with quarry /mining workings, some of which provide excellent technical orienteering.More details about Redmires...
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.
SYO has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser. Read our photography policy.