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Sun 19th Jan 2020 Start Times 10:30 - 12:30

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Ramsley looking beautiful


Ramsley Moor offers challenging physical and technical orienteering across open moorland and runnable woodland. A full range of courses are on offer from white to black catering for experienced orienteers and newcomers alike. 

Woodland on Ramsley Moor

 18th Jan Update: Green course is full but there is map availability on all other courses.


Located east of A621, 15km S of Sheffield.  GR SK295748. Nearest Postcode S32 3YR

What 3 Words: eradicate.villager.bibs



From the north:  Take A621 S out of Sheffield towards Baslow.  At the Owler Bar roundabout take the 3rd exit A621 Baslow.  After 4 km turn sharp left (O signed).

From the south:  via Chesterfield then Baslow (A619).  At the first roundabout approaching Baslow take the 2nd exit onto the A621 towards Sheffield and then second right after 2km (O signed).



Registration at Shillito Wood car park. Parking on roadside verges as directed by marshals. We hope to park families with small children close to registration. The start and finish are close to registration and parking.



Open moorland with large areas of runnable silver birch woodland, dissected by a large valley.   There are few linear features.



Scale      1:10,000.  Peel Land Surveys 2008.
Updates - Charles Hird (2014), Ian Cooper (2011 and 2018)

Ramsley Map extract 2



Subject to final controlling. 

CourseDistance (km)Climb (m)ControlsTechnical LevelWho is it for?
White 1.6   9 1

The easiest course and a great place for children to start. The course is entirely on paths and each time you have to make a decision - which path to take, there will be a control point.

Yellow 1.8   9 2

The next step up and a good place for teenagers etc. to start. The course will use paths but also other line features - Fences, streams etc.
It will also no longer have a control everytime you need to decide where you are going. For example you may need to make a couple of turns on paths between controls


2.5   11 3

Harder still, the Orange course introduces:

  • Choosing routes - e.g. should I go round the paths to the left or right
  • Using 'Point Features' as control sites
  • Basic use of a compass
Light Green 3.6   12 4

 Harder than the orange.  There will be more route choice, longer legs and controls further off the path.

Short Green

3.3   12 5 All these courses have the same technical difficulty and are planned to be as hard as the area allows.  As the course distance increases the scope for longer legs also increases.


3.9   13


5.7   16




8.2   22



10.6   27


Micro-sprint / Kid's score

 Alongside the main event, there is a free micro sprint and free children's score on a specially made Oli Johnson map in Shillito Woods (adjacent to registration). 


Registration     10:00 - 12:00
Starts               10:30 - 12:30
Courses close  14:00



Sportident; contactless will not be enabled.


Entries & Fees    

On-line entry via Fabian4, enter by end of Sunday 12th January to guarantee a map.  Entries subject to map availability after that, closing date 23:59 Friday 17th January. Click here

Helpers receive 50% discount. Please use discount code - d357zdc. Helpers from other clubs also welcome.

Seniors £8  (Non British Orienteering members £10)
Juniors/Students  £4            
Family (running different courses) £20 (Non members £24)

Adults running white to orange £4
Pairs / family groups welcome - just pay for 1 entry

SI card hire: £1, Lost SI card fee: £30

Limited EOD subject to map availability.

18th Jan Update: Green course is full but there is map availability on all other courses.



Portaloos in the car park and the SYO juniors will be selling light refreshments including hot homemade soup, hot drinks and cakes (any cake donations gratefully received).         



Dogs very welcome on leads



Organiser: Brian Shaw  07768 928432
Planner: Oli Johnson   (SYO) 
Controller: Peter Gorvett   (SYO)


Additional Safety Information   

Competitors are responsible for their own safety.  People travelling alone should leave their car keys at Registration with their particulars. Come prepared to wear or at least carry cagoules.

Venue Details

Ramsley Moor was mapped and used for the first time in 2009 and was described on Nopesport by one well known member of AIre as "a real gem"

Open mostly heathery moorland with large areas of runnable woodland, dissected by a large valley.   There are few linear features.  If it is wet, spotting the best crossing point  for some of the marshes can be important.

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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