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Club Training & Coaching

A Club Training event at Burbage Moor

On Sun 3rd Feb 2019 from 13:00


There is a coaching and training session on Sunday 3rd February at Burbage Rocks near Sheffield    Experienced orienteers will enjoy the navigational challenge of the intricate rock detail while newcomers and younger juniors will use the largest rock features, paths and obvious contour features to navigate. Sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities.

Please meet in the Burbage Bridge car park on Ringinglow Road.

If you would like to attend please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Friday 1st February so that we can ensure we have enough coaches available to comply with safety rations and know what resources to prepare.

The sessions will run from 1pm to 2.30pm. Please arrive by 12.50pm so we can start promptly at 1pm. Parents who wish to accompany their children on the activities are encouraged or alternatively are very welcome to join the adult's group and have a go themselves. Children under 8 and those who can’t complete a white course on their own must be accompanied by an adult at all times. All participants should wear thermals, full leg cover, sturdy footwear and should bring a water bottle, waterproofs, gloves & a hat.

Cost is £3 per session to non-members, free to club members.

Venue Details

Burbage Moor is predominately open moorland with heather and moor grass.  Areas of complex rock detail and sometimes steep detailed contour features, together with the central woodland, whose runnablity is increasing year by year, provide a variety of orienteering challenges.  There are many transient sheep tracks which can be helpful and the deer are starting to encroach from Big Moor, which may lead to more tracks.  The quality of the orienteering is high enough to allow level A events such as the Compassport Cup Final 2010 and National Event/Senior Home International in 2006.

Burbage has a long history that dates back at least 4,000 years from the prehistoric sites such as Carl Wark hillfort, burial barrows and cairn fields, through medieval packhorse routes and iron smelting sites to centuries of millstone making. Much more recently the moors were used as training grounds and the location of an aircraft decoy defence during World War 2.

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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