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Evening event at Wheata Woods

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Wed 17th Apr 2019

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Thanks very much to Ian and Monika for Planning some challenging courses - was a lovely way to spend a summer's evening. Was also a nice way to get back into it before the JK! Let's hope summer just keeps on coming from here!

Our next Wednesday Evening event is at Bolehill Park (Crookes) on 15th May - come along and help celebrate World Orienteering Day!


Our first daylight evening event of the year. Celebrate spring and come orienteering in Wheata Woods. Choice of 4 courses catering to newcomers and experienced orienteers alike.

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Parking is in the Grenoside Woods car park, north of Grenoside on the Woodhead Road. This is the car park located to the east of Woodhead Rd, just before the public car park. Look out for the O flag on the gate. Nearest postcode S35 8RS. 


Yellow - 1.9km Technically easy. Suitable for younger juniors
Orange - 2.6km Medium technical difficulty. Suitable for beginner adults and improving juniors
Green - 3.4km Technically challenging.
Blue - 5.3km Technically challenging and longer in distance than the green. Ventures into Wharncliffe.


Scale 1: 7500, 5m Contours


Adults: £5 (£4 members)
Children & Students £3
Pairs, family groups just pay for 1 entry. Extra maps £1.


There is a composting toilet. Please follow thew instructions for use!


Registration: 17.45 - 18.45
Start Times 18.00 - 19.00
Courses Close at 20.00 promptly.

SportIdent Punching will be used.

Additional Safety Info

Wheata Woods and Wharncliffe are very popular with by mountain bikers, horse riders and dog walkers - please watch out and treat members of the public with courtesy.

You will need to cross the Woodhead Road to get to the start / finish. This is a busy road so please take care when crossing. Please accompany under 16s to / from the start / finish.

Planner / Organiser

Ian & Monika Cooper

Post Event Social

From 7pm at the Old Red Lion, Grenoside. Please join us for a drink / and or food - just order off the menu at your convenience.

Please enter in advance by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating what course you would like to run and whether you are likely to order food at the pub.

Venue Details

Wheata Woods is a pleasant area of deciduous urban woodland on the outskirts of Sheffield. It adjoins the village of Grenoside and is included on the larger map of Wharncliffe and Greno Woods used for the British Championships in 2011. Plenty of paths for the less technical courses with accurately mapped thickets and contour detail for the more technical courses.

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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