CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to a Regional Event at
Dale Town Moor & Boltby Forest
on Sunday 17th November 2019
CLOK logo

Dale Town Moor and Boltby Forest are 5 miles north east of Thirsk, easily accessed from the A19.  The event will signed from the junction just west of Boltby village at grid reference SE 487885.

Registration and the Finish will be at High Paradise Farm, grid reference SE 503886, postcode YO7 2HT. The tea room at the Farm will be open for drinks and food before or after your run.


We had hoped to park in a field adjacent to the Farm, but due to recent rain the field is too wet. Therefore parking will be on forest roads in Boltby Forest. Access will be O signed via a left turn on Sneck Yate Bank (300m below the cafe turning), at grid reference SE 502871. Follow forest roads for 4km and you will be directed where to park.

Please share transport where possible, as Forest England have requested that we minimise the number of vehicles driving through the forest.

It is then 300m - 1km walk (40m ascent) to the Farm. You may leave bags, clothes etc. at the Farm while you run, for changing afterwards before enjoying the tea room!

Click on the links 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 by putting in your starting location.

Terrain: Map extract

The majority of the courses will be on Dale Town Moor, a fast moorland with numerous pits and depressions, requiring careful compass and pacing skills.  The Blue and Brown course also have a few controls in Boltby Forest, and the Yellow course is entirely around paths in Boltby Forest.

All courses except Yellow will go on to and return from the moor via mandatory crossing points.  These will be clearly marked on the map and in the control descriptions, and must be used.  Do not cross the walls / fences at any other points.

The Cleveland Way runs along the side of the moor, and you may also encounter walkers, mountain bikers and horses on your course.  Please be courteous to other users of the area.

Note:  The competition area includes exposed moorland, and in the event of bad weather it's possible that cagoules may be made compulsory.  Please come prepared.

Courses: Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue and Brown

1:10,000 scale with 5m contours.  Updated and geo-referenced by Paul Taylor for the Acorn event in 2018.  Minor updates by Duncan Archer for this event.  The maps will be printed on waterproof paper.

The control descriptions will be printed on the maps, and separate loose copies will be available at Registration.

Yellow course maps will be available at the pre-start.

Punching system:

SPORTident electronic punching will be used.

The control boxes will be activated to enable SIAC cards to operate in touch-free mode ..... but please note that you will need to punch manually at the Start and Finish.

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 £20 charge if you lose it.

Registration: 10 a.m. - 12 noon

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

The Start will be 800m from Registration, with 20m climb.  Allow 10 - 15 minutes.

Seniors:£7.00   (£2 surcharge for non-members of British Orienteering)
Juniors / Students    £2.00 

Please help us by bringing the correct change.

Facilities: High Paradise Farm tea room

Toilet in the High Paradise Farm tea room.  First aid at the Finish.

No drinks will be provided at the Finish, but the High Paradise Farm tea room will be open, selling hot and cold drinks, cakes, soup and other light refreshments.  Please support them.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the parking area, but are not allowed out on to the courses.
Organiser:  Chris Mackenzie   07913-650799
Planner:  Duncan Archer
Controller:  Steve Whitehead (EBOR)

Remember that you must download even if you have not completed your course.

Lone drivers: Please leave labelled car keys at Registration.

If you have a relevant medical condition please complete form at Registration.

CLOK strongly recommends that you carry a whistle whilst participating in this (and every) orienteering event.

Please remember that competitors take part at their own risk.  Orienteering is an adventure sport – your safety while orienteering is your own responsibility.

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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