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Countryside Score at Hathersage

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Wed 18th Sep 2019

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Hope you all enjoyed a lovely evening run in the hills around Hathersage.  Results are available on the link above.  The only lost property of the evening was a jacket, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Explore Hathersage and its stunning surrounds at our next evening orienteering event. Suitable for beginners and experienced orienteers.

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Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your dibber number (or hire) and choice of map (senior or junior score course) by 6pm  on Tuesday 17th September. Also indicate if you are likely to attend the social (see below).


For adults who would like a longer run this will be a score event (visit as many control points as possible in the time allowed) on public footpaths (and open access ground if you get out of the valley) using an ordnance survey 1:25000 map, Under 16s can take part in the this event if accompanied by an adult. 

For under 16s and adults who prefer a short run there will be a 30 minute score event in Hathersage using an orienteering map.

SI will be used.

Location & Parking

Registration, start and finish will be in the new Heart of Hathersage centre on Main Road (nearly opposite the Spar shop/petrol station - S32 1AA). 

Please park in the Hathersage Public Car Park (opposite the swimming pool) on Oddfellows Rd S32 1DU.

It may also be possible to park in Outside outdoor shop car park - please check the website on the day as to whether this has been agreed.

Please don't park in 'The Croft' or on residential roads as this will upset local residents and jeopardise future events in the village.


Registration 17:30-18:15
Starts from 17:45- 18:30. 

Courses Close 19.30.


£5 seniors
£4 orienteering club members
£3 juniors & students

Individuals, pairs and groups welcome. Just pay for 1 entry.


Afterwards we are meeting at the Millstone Inn (S32 1DA). Please feel free to join us for food or drinks. Just order from the main menu at your convenience. 


Both events are mainly on footpaths, with some steep sections, but most routes will have a small amount of tarmac.  Ideal footwear will have good grip, but probably not dob studs.

Planner / Organiser 

Steve Dempsey


Venue Details

The village of Hathersage and some surrounding countryside. It was mapped in 2010 and had not been used for an orienteeriing event before March 2011. The terrain is a mixture of pavement, road, track, grassy slopes, parkland, and (muddy) paths. Your footwear will be challenged, but there are no brambles or bracken.


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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