CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to a Middle Distance Event in
Hutton Mulgrave & Skelder Woods
on Sunday 13th June 2021
CLOK logo

This event is being run in accordance with the British Orienteering guidance for resumption of orienteering in England.  In order to participate in this event you must agree to comply with the Participant Code of Conduct.

Key points in the Code of Conduct are:-

  • You must not take part in any form of orienteering if you should be self-isolating under the current Government guidance; e.g. if you or any member of your household have had recent Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Minimise contact with people from outside your household before, during and after your run.  Practice social distancing at all times, including before and after your run as well as when you are out on your course.  Take particular care to keep the required distance from other people in the vicinity of the Start, at download and when passing other competitors or members of the public on narrow paths, going through gates, etc.
  • Do not congregate in groups at the event.
    Note: We realise that socialising is an important part of the orienteering experience, but please don't stay around in the car parking area after your run to eat your sandwiches and chat to other orienteers.  If you do want to socialise, please go somewhere else ...... and please make sure that you comply with the current Government and Local Authority guidelines.

Parking will be in a field on the west side of Skelder Road, which runs north from the A171 about 8 km west of Whitby.

The entrance to the parking field is at grid reference NZ 850093.  The What3words reference is ///plus.hillsides.rider.  The nearest postcode is YO21 1SZ, but please note that this is in Aislaby Village on the other (south) side of the A171.

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.

Turn north off the A171 (left if coming from Guisborough – right if coming from Whitby) at the Hutton Mulgrave turning.  (The sign says "Hutton Mulgrave 2".)

After 500 metres, turn left into the parking field.

Please park carefully as directed by marshalls.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR AFTER THE EVENT   Turning right on to the A171 (to head west towards Guisborough) is quite hazardous.  Please take great care ..... or consider heading north from the event and going via Dunsley and Newholme to join the A171 at a safer junction near Whitby.


Technically challenging but runnable terrain in a wide variety of mixed woodland, including mature beech, pine and larch trees.

There are no crags in the competition area, but the ground may be "quite damp" in places.

Full leg cover is required.

Please note that all courses cross the motocross circuit, which is open grassland with some high fences.  You must not cross these high fences, which are shown on the map as thicker black lines.


The courses have used some of the planning that was done for the 2020 JK Relay event.

Course  Length  
 Controls  Map scale   Start  
Short Green3.085201:7,500North
Very Short Green    2.370151:7,500South
Light Green2.580161:7,500South

Sorry.  We are unable to provide a White course due to the lack of suitable line features.  Parents may like to shadow young children on the Yellow course (after their own runs, of course).


Scales 1:10,000 and 1:7,500

The 1:10,000 map uses some special symbols.  There is a key to these symbols on the map but, in summary:-

  • A black cross denotes a man-made feature (usually a hide).
  • A green cross denotes a rootstock higher than 2.5m.
  • A thick black line in the motocross area denotes a fence not to be crossed.

The control descriptions will be printed on the maps, and loose copies will be available at the Start.  The control descriptions for the Yellow and Orange courses are written.  The control descriptions for the other courses are pictorial.

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 the old-fashioned way at the Start and Finish.

As part of the arrangements to prevent the spread of coronavirus, SI-cards will not be available for hire on the day.  However, SI-card hire can be prearranged.  To reserve a hired SI-card, please contact Marion Archer.  The £1.00 charge will be added to your account in the CLOK online entry system.  You can collect your hired SI-card – which will be in an envelope labelled with your name – from the Download car before your run.  Please remember to return it as you download.


Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no Registration at the event.  If you wish to participate in this event you must pre-enter via the CLOK online entry system.

Please note that there are two separate "events" in the online entry system – one for the courses using the North Start and one for the courses using the South Start.

There will be no "key drop" facility at this event.  Please make your own arrangements.


10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.         Courses close at 2:30 p.m.

There will be two Starts.

  • The North Start is for the Brown, Blue, Short Green and Orange courses.
  • The South Start is for the Black, Green, Very Short Green, Light Green and Yellow courses.

Both Starts are at the western edge of the parking field.

Juniors / Students / Benefit recipients    £2.50 

If you are a non-junior student (i.e. W/M 21 or over) the online entry system will charge you the senior entry fee.  Please email the Organiser to request the discount for the junior fee.

Entries for this event will close at midnight on Tuesday 8th June 2021.


Toilet in the car parking field.   First aid at Download.

No drinks will be provided.  Please bring your own refreshments.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome in the car parking field, but must be kept on leads and but must not be taken out into the competition area.  (There may be sheep in the motocross area adjacent to the parking field.)
Organiser:  Caroline Mackenzie     07973-870529
Planner:  Chris Wright
Controller:  Mike Edwards, assisted by Paul Taylor
  Thanks to Tony Thornley, the Controller for the 2020 JK Relays, who checked the original courses and control sites.
First Aider:  Caroline Mackenzie

Please see the Covid-19 section at the top of this flyer.

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

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.

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

If you have a relevant medical condition, please inform the Organiser before the event.

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