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SYO 50th Anniversary Double weekend at Baslow and Curbar Edges and Big Moor

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Sat 26th Feb 2022

Join us for a fabulous weekend of racing on two of SYO's premier areas and help us celebrate our 50th anniversary. Saturday's event takes us to Big Moor, where the rocky wooded slopes and typical peak district moorland will provide physical and technical orienteering with stunning views. It is part of the YHOA Superleague and the British University Championships (BUCs) Individual Championships also being held alongside the event.

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 Terrain & Map

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The varied terrain of Big Moor, includes open moorland, the gritstone edges of Froggatt and Curbar and the steep, wooded slopes below the edges with their wealth of rock and contour detail.

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Entries & Costs

Entries open on Fabian4 with discounts for those competing on both days. There will be prizes for first adult in each class and the 1st 3 juniors in each course. Prizes will be awarded on combined times from both days.
£13 Adults (£11 BOF members), £5 for adults running Long Orange, Orange, Yellow or White
£4 Students / Juniors
£30 Family (£26 BOF members) Family - 2 adults + any number of juniors( of the same family) at 2 adults + 1 junior fee
£2 discount (£1 juniors) if entering both days.
Standard entries close on 14th February.  After that adult fees increase by £1 and entries will be subject to map availability. 


1 Black, 10.8 km & 375m climb - M21

2 Brown, 9.0 km & 330m climb - M35, M40

3 Short Brown, 6.9 km & 300m climb - M18, M20, M45, M50, W21

4 Blue, 6.1 km & 275m climb - M16, M55, M60, W35, W40

5 Short Blue, 4.8 km & 260m climb - M65, W18, W20, W45, W50

6 Green, 3.6 km & 200m climb - M70, W16, W55 W60

7 Short Green, 2.8 km & 180m climb - M75, M80, W65, W70

8 Very Short Green, 2.5 km & 150m climb - W75, W80

9 Light Green, 3.3 km & 185m climb - M14, W14

10 Long Orange 6.8 km & 275m climb - Newcomers and improvers, who fancy a longer run.

11 Orange, 3.0 km & 120m climb - M12, W12. Newcomer adults.

12 Yellow 2.3 km & 95m climb - M10, W10

13 White, 1.6 km & 50m climb - Beginner juniors.

Suggested courses above but competitors are free to enter which ever course they prefer to run.

Parking & Assembly

Parking and assembly at Cliff College. Accommodation available. Please click here to book direct. Fill your car with friends and family as parking has been challenging to organise!


Start times from 10:30 – 12:30. Please choose your start time block on entry and if you expect to take a long time choose and earlier start time. There are two starts approached by a common footpath  route:
High Start (white, yellow, orange, blue, short brown, brown and black) - 2km, 180m climb. Competitors on white & yellow can be dropped off at the Curbar Gap car park, adjacent to the start there will be a one way system, please approach from the A621 and descend through Curbar on your way to Cliff college.

Low start - all other courses. 1.5km, 150m climb.
Return route from the finish is common to all courses and mainly reverse of the route to the start.

COVID Guidance for competitors & volunteers

You must not take part in any form of orienteering if you have tested positive for covid, have Covid symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate. Please be super courteous to any members of the public that you come across before, during or after the event and try to maintain social distancing.


Organiser - Lucy Wiegand. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  01142680541/07952688968

Planner - Chris Williamson
Controller - John Britton (MDOC)
Map updates Peter Gorvett and Ian Cooper 2020/2021



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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