CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to a Regional Event on
Roseberry Common
on Sunday 6th February 2022
CLOK logo

Although most of the Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed, the pandemic is not yet over, and the wave of Omicron infections is still a concern.  Although there is some hope that the Omicron wave will have subsided a bit by the time of this event, please continue to take precautions to protect yourself and other people ..... including the volunteers who make orienteering events possible.

Orienteering is an outdoor, naturally socially-distanced sport.  However, although you should be relatively safe when you are out on your run, there is a risk of Covid-19 transmission during the pre- and post-run activities.

Given that:-

  • You must not come to this (or any other) event if you have Covid-19 symptoms or if should be self-isolating in accordance with Government guidance.
  • Please maintain effective social distancing, including from the volunteers on the organising team; e.g. at Download.
  • Before and after your run, avoid unnecessary close contact with people outside your household.
  • Maintain good hand hygiene.

Roseberry Common is on on the north-west edge of the North York Moors near Great Ayton.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  The event parking will be at Aireyholme Farm and there will be no access from Newton-under-Roseberry.

The event will be signed from Great Ayton High Street.  At the end of High Street (a short distance east of the Royal Oak Hotel), turn south along Station Road, following signs for the railway station.  At the roundabout, turn left along Station Road.  Pass the station and take the next left to Aireyholme Farm.  At the farm building, proceed through the farmyard into the parking field at grid reference NZ 576116.

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.

If there has been a lot of rain in the days leading up to the event we will be able to park on the hard standing in the farmyard and on surrounding farm tracks.  If this happens, please park neatly to make the best use of the available space and please be patient, both when trying to park and when leaving after your run.


Sloping mixed woodland and open moorland on the sides of Roseberry Topping.  There is significant bracken growth on the moorland.


  • The courses cross the main path up to Roseberry Topping, and dogs and mountain bikers are likely to be using this path.  Parents of young Juniors might wish to consider shadowing their children in this area.
  • Full leg cover is required.  (There are bracken and brambles in the competition area.)
  • This event involves going out on to open moorland in early February.  If there is inclement weather then cagoules may be compulsory.  Please bring suitable clothing and look out for notices in the parking area.
Course  Length    Climb    Controls  
Brown6.3 km305 m26
Blue5.2 km210m22
Green4.0 km155m16
Short Green  3.0 km125m14
Light Green3.0 km130m12
Orange2.5 km105m12
Yellow2.1 km90m11
White1.3 km55m8

1:7,500 scale.     5m contours     New map by Paul Taylor in 2021 using Lidar data.     The maps will be printed on waterproof paper.

The control descriptions will be printed on the maps, and loose copies will be available at the 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 the old-fashioned way at the Start and Finish.

SI-cards will not be available for hire on the day.  However, SI-card hire can be prearranged.  To reserve a hired SI-card, contact the Organiser no later than Wednesday 2‑Feb‑2022.  The £1.00 charge will be added to your account in the CLOK online entry system.  Please collect your hired SI-card – which will be in an envelope labelled with your name – from the Download car before your run and return it as you download after your run.  Take care of your hired SI-card, as there will be a £20 charge if you lose it.


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.

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


There will be no entry on the day.  You must pre-enter via the CLOK online entry system.

Juniors / Students    £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 Wednesday 2nd February 2022.


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

The Start will be 200 metres level walk from the top corner of the parking field.  From the Finish, it will 600 metres back to the top corner of the parking field along a gentle, well-surfaced path.

The reason why the courses are closing relatively early – at 2 p.m. – is to enable the Planner to collect the controls in before it gets too dark.  If you're likely to take a long time to complete your course, please select a relatively early start time.


There will be no results displayed at the event.

Full results, split times, Splitsbrowser progressograms and RouteGadget will be available at as soon as possible after the event.


Toilet on hard standing adjacent to the parking area.

No drinks will be provided.  Please make your own arrangements for post-run refreshments.  There are several good cafes in Great Ayton.

First Aid near Download.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome at this event, but must not be taken out into the competition area.
Organiser:  Caroline Mackenzie   07973-870529
Planner:  Charles Mayes
Controller:  Dave Riches
First Aider:  Caroline Mackenzie

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.

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

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

If you have a relevant medical condition, please inform the Organiser before the event.  Any information provided will be treated in strict confidence and will only be used if you need medical treatment and are unable to communicate at the time.

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