Saturday Series 7
A Local and Schools event at Shire Brook Valley
On Sat 27th Apr 2019 from 12:30 until 15:00
This is a new area for orienteering with a map surveyed and drawn by Chas Hird in 2016/2017; first use is April 2017. The reserve is mostly wooded, with open areas and a good path network.
Sheffield Parks and Woodlands website says "Situated in South East Sheffield, the Shire Brook Valley contains over 100 hectares of land protected for Nature Conservation and recreation. The Reserve is open to the public all year round. Local Nature Reserve status was gained for the valley in 1999". A booklet 'Shire Brook, The Forgotten Valley', written by local people about the fascinating history of the valley is described here. As well as the Shire Brook Valley Visitor Centre, the reserve also contains Birley Spa Victorian Bathhouse.More details about Shire Brook Valley...
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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