CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to participate in a MapRun Navigation Challenge in
Barnard Castle
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Follow this link for an introduction to MapRun Navigation Challenges.


The Start is on the southern side of the junction between Newgate and Birch Road, at What3words reference ///presses.serenade.players.

You should be able to park 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.

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

Don't park too close to the junction between Newgate and Birch Road, as your MapRun6 app may get confused if you start it up too close the Start / Finish.


There are public toilets near the south end of Market Place, at What3words reference ///potato.epidemics.insect.


In the MapRun6 app, Select Event and look for UK / County Durham / Barnard Castle / Barnard Castle xxxxx July 2021, where xxxxx is Long, Medium, Short or Score.

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:  Anyone under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Paper maps

If you'd prefer to use a paper map rather than the one on your smartphone (which is going to be quite small and can be tricky to see in bright sunlight) you can use the link below to download a PDF copy of the map and print it off at home.  If you don't have a suitable printer, Phill Batts is offering a map printing service.

>>   Long course~4.6 km     95m climb    22 controls
>> Medium course     ~3.1 km     75m climb    22 controls
>> Short course~1.5 km     50m climb    15 controls
>> Score course  30 controls


You can access the results via the MapRun Console.  Open the menu (three horizontal lines at the top left hand corner of the window), select Leader Board, and then filter by Barnard Castle.  (You might need to set the Days History to a large number first.)


Caroline Mackenzie


Brian Ward


Please use a buddy system so that someone knows where you are and when you should return.

Please be courteous to members of the public in the competition area and, in particular, don't intrude into their 'social distancing' space.  From your own point of view, remember that it's not worth risking catching Covid-19 just to save a few seconds on a navigation challenge.

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