Acorn logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to the "Acorn" National Event (Level B) at
Boltby Forest & Dale Town Moor
on Sunday 25th March 2018
CLOK logo

The event will be O signed from Boltby Village, which is best approached from either the A19 at Knayton then via Upsall, or the A170 a mile east of Thirsk then via Felixkirk.

Access to the forest is half way up Sneck Yate Bank, north-east of Boltby Village, at grid reference SE 502871.  The closest postcode is YO7 2HU.

Click on the link to see a map.  You can zoom in (and, optionally, switch to Satellite mode) to see the details of the final approach to the event.  You can also get directions if you specify your starting location.

From the entrance to the forest proceed for approximately 2km to park along the edge of well maintained forest roads within Boltby Forest.  


Typical North Yorkshire forest with a mix of runability and visibility, on asloping valley with some rock and contour detail.  Longer courses will also visit Dale Town Moor, which has a variety of depressions.


White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Very Short Green, Short Green, Green, Blue, Brown and Black.


Scale 1:10,000 with 5m contours.   Updated for this event by Paul Taylor.   The courses will be overprinted on the maps, which will be printed on waterproof paper.

Punching system:

SPORTident electronic punching will be used.

All versions of SI-card can be used.   The controls will not be enabled for touch-free punching, but competitors can still punch manually with the newer SIAC cards.

SI-cards will be available for hire on the day at a cost of £1 each.  Please look after your hired SI card as there will be a £40 charge for any lost SI-card.

Entry on the day:

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Competitors who have pre-entered can proceed directly to the start.


10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.         Courses close at 2:30 p.m.

Start lists for pre-entered comeptitors will be available soon after the first closing date, and then periodically updated with late entries.


Pre-entries via Fabian4 are open now and will close on Thursday 22‑Mar‑2018.

Entry fees:-

  • Entry by midnight on Tuesday 13‑Mar‑2018 – Seniors £11, Juniors £4, Families £28.
  • Entry by midnight on Thursday 22‑Mar‑2018 – Seniors £13, Juniors £5, Families £33.50 (subject to availability of maps).
  • Entry on the day – Seniors £14, Juniors £5, Families £35.50 (subject to availability of maps).
  • Families are two adults and two or more children.
  • Students pay the junior fee.
  • Adults on the White, Yellow and Orange courses pay the junior fee.
  • Half price entry for CLOK helpers with the helpers' code.
  • There will be a £2 surcharge for adults who are not members of British Orienteering.

Toilet in the Assembly Area.

Please bring your own water for after your run.


Well behaved dogs are welcome in the Assembly Area, but are not allowed out on to the courses.

Final details:

These will be available about a week before the event.

Organiser:  Duncan Archer (CLOK)   07949-565855
Planner:  Chris Poole (CLOK)
Controller:  Steve Whitehead (EBOR)

You must carry a whistle while participating in this event.

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the Organiser, but please remember that competitors take part at their own risk.  Orienteering is an adventure sport – your safety while orienteering is your own responsibility.

Pre-entrants will be asked to provide an emergency contact, and details of any relevant medical conditions, when entering via Fabian4.  This information will be treated as confidential and destroyed after this event.

If you are entering on the day and have a relevant medical condition please complete a form at Registration.

Lone drivers: Please leave labelled car keys at registration.

Please make sure that you download even if you do not complete your course.

Insurance: Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering, and you have not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering, then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

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