CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to a Classic Distance Regional Event on
Eston Moor
on Sunday 4th February 2024
CLOK logo

Eston Moor is on the south side of Middlesbrough, east of the A19 and south of the A174.

Parking and Enquiries / Download are at the NHS offices off Flatts Lane, Normanby on the south side of Middlesbrough.  For most people the best approach is from the A171 between Nunthrope and Guisborough.  (Please note there is no access directly on to Flatts Lane from the A174 eastbound).  The grid reference of the entrance to the car park is NZ 552170 and the postcode is TS6 0SZ.

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 put in your starting location.

There will be no O-signs to this event.


There are two distinct parts to the competition area.

Eston Moor is a relatively flat area of open moorland with many paths, a few wooded areas and areas of thicker vegetation.  Many parts of the moor offer fast running.

At the northern edge of Eston Moor there is a fairly steep slope leading down to the farmland below.  On the slope there are small patches of trees and a number of rock features.  The bracken will be dead at this time of year, but it will still be a fairly sigificant hindrance to progress.

Note:  As the event is taking place in February and the competition area includes exposed moorland, it's quite possible that cagoules may be made compulsory.  Please come prepared.

Course  Length    Climb    Controls  
Short Green    4.09515
Light Green3.56518

These course details are subject to final controlling.


Scale 1:10,000   5m contours.   A4 size.

Please note that the map uses the 2018 symbol set.

Punching system:

SPORTident electronic punching will be used.

The controls will be enabled for touch-free SIAC punching, but please note that all competitors – including SIAC users – 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 for any lost SI-card.


If at all possible, please via the Racesignup online entry system.

The entry deadline is midnight on Sunday 28‑Jan‑2024.  After that, you will still be able to enter until midnight on Thursday 1-Feb-2024, but there will be a late entry surcharge of £2 for Seniors and your choice of course may be limited by map availability.

There will be very limited entry on the day, subject to the availability of maps.  The late entry surcharge will, of course, apply.

The entry fees are:    Seniors:£8.50      £2 surcharge for non-members of British Orienteering
 Seniors on the White, Yellow:    
and Orange courses:
£2.50£2 surcharge for non-members of British Orienteering

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

The Start will be approximately 500 metres from the car park, with 125 metres of climb up steep and muddy paths.  Allow 25 - 30 minutes' steady walk.

Map showing the route to the Start.

Toilet near the car park.

First Aid at download.

No drinks will be provided.  However, there will be a cake stall (near Download) selling millionaire's shortbread, rocky road and caramel tiffin.
Sorry.  There will not be a cake stall because Bank Top Bakery is no longer able to supply us with cakes.


Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome at this event, and can be taken out into the competition area, but must be kept on leads at all times.  If you are taking your dog out on your course, please be very careful not to cause a hazard or nuisance to other competitors or members of the public.

Organisers:  Caroline Mackenzie (CLOK)   07973-870529
Planner:  Dave Riches
Controller:  Charles Mayes
Photography: Anyone taking photos or videos at this event must do so in accordance with CLOK's Photography and Filming Policy.
and other

Covid 19 and other infections – e.g. influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and adenovirus) continue to circulate in the community.

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 virus transmission during the pre- and post-run activities.


  • Do not attend this event if you have respiratory infection symptoms.
  • Maintain good hand hygiene.
  • Be mindful of other people's space.  Some people may be more concerned than you are about avoiding close contact.

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 while participating in this (and every) orienteering event.

If you have a relevant medical condition, please add this to your competitor details in Racesignup.  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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