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Summer Series event in
Barnard Castle
on Tuesday 27th July 2021
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This is the third of four Summer Series events taking place between June and August 2021.

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: The legal restrictions on gatherings have been removed.  However, the pandemic is not yet over, and it would not be helpful to orienteering's reputation – and our ability to get permissions for future events – if local residents see orienteers displaying what could be perceived as risky behaviour.

Please park (considerately) along the roadside on Newgate, near the Bowes Museum.  The grid reference of the centre of the parking area is NZ 054161 and the What3words reference is ///intersect.compiler.wink.  The postcode DL12 8NW.

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 click on Directions and put in your starting location.

If you can't find a space on Newgate, try Parsons Lonnen to the south or Birch Road to the north.

You are advised to not to park too close to the junction of Newgate and Birch Road, as this is the start / finish area and your MapRun6 app may get confused if you start it up too close the Start and/or the Finish.


The competition area is quiet residential areas of Barnard Castle.  The Medium and Long courses involve crossing roads which can be busy.  Please take care when crossing roads.

IMPORTANT:  Any participant under 16 years old on the day of the event must be accompanied by an adult during their run.

Please be courteous to members of the public in the competition area.  In particular, please run wide round blind corners and be aware that an elderly member of the public may be coming the other way.

Barnard Castle Long~4.6 km     95m climb    22 controls
Barnard Castle Medium     ~3.1 km     75m climb    22 controls
Barnard Castle Short~1.5 km     50m climb    15 controls

In the MapRun6 app, Select Event and look for your preferred course under UK / County Durham / Barmard Cast;e.


Scale 1:4,000   The maps are A4 size.

Control descriptions will be printed on the map, and loose copies will be available at the Start.

Punching system:

This is a Virtual Orienteering Event.  There will be kites marking the Start and Finish, but apart from that there will be no kites or SI boxes in the terrain.  Instead, you can use either the MapRun6 app on your smartphone (or Garmin watch) to record your progress around your course or use your GPS watch to create a GPX track of your route and, after the event, upload the track to the MapRun web site for checking.  Follow this link for more information about Virtual Orienteering and the MapRun6 app.  If you have any more questions, please ask the Organiser, either at the event or beforehand.

IMPORTANT:  As this event is not using SI punching, we will not be able to use the event management software to check for missing runners.  Please make sure that your name is ticked off on the list at the Start (so that we know that you've gone out on your course) and the list at the Finish (so that we know that you've returned safely).


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.  Entries close at midnight on Sunday 25-Jul-2021.

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


3 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.         Courses close at 7:30 p.m.

The Start on the pavement at the south side of the road at the Newgate / Birch Road junction, at What3words reference ///origin.rules.skim.

Juniors / Students:     £2.00

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.


First Aid in the car parking area.

Please note that there will be no toilet at this event.  The nearest public toilet is at Market Place, just to the north of the Buttermarket, about 0.3 mile west of the parking area.  Follow the link for a map.

Please bring your own refreshments.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome at this event, and can be taken out into the competition area .... but if you're running with a dog please take extra care not to inconvenience members of the public.
Organiser: Joe Trigg     Phone: 01642-279668
Planners: Brian Ward (HALO) and Graeme Addison
First Aider: Joe Trigg

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.

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

You can use this link to go to the CLOK home page.