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Airienteers, Orienteering in Airedale and Wharfedale and Leeds and Bradford

Bramley Fall & Hawksworth Woods

Regional Event

Sun 05 January, 2020

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race


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Pre Event Info

An Aire Club League Event

Full range of courses including

a Long Orange Course which is suitable for adult runners who are in the early stages of honing their navigational skills.

Final Details as at 29 Dec

Directions / Parking

Thanks to CEG, the developers behind the new Kirkstall Forge development, parking will be in the office car park opposite the main building entrance of Number One Kirkstall Forge and close to Kirkstall Forge station.The postcode for Kirkstall Forge is LS5 3BF.

On Sundays Kirkstall Forge has hourly Leeds-Shipley-Bradford trains, with connections at Leeds and Shipley. There are buses every 20mins along the A65. Public Transport maps and information are available at

Kirkstall Forge has good cycle parking facilities.

From Leeds City centre follow the A65 westwards. 1.5 km after Kirkstall Abbey turn left at the traffic lights, following the signs to Kirkstall Forge.

From the Leeds outer ring road (west) follow A65 eastwards, downhill through Horsforth to the Kirkstall Forge traffic lights.

The event will be signed at the Kirkstall Forge traffic lights on the A65.

Registration, download and toilets will be at the Hunter’s Greave scout hut, in the competition area, 450m from parking. Please only approach registration on the marked route from the station.

Hot drinks will be available in Butler’s cafe which is located on the ground floor of Number One Kirkstall Forge office building, opposite the car park. From 10.30am onwards

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10.00 to 12.00

Start times from 10.30 to 12.30.

Courses close at 2.30

Entry Details

EOD only

Seniors £10.00 (£8.00 for BO members)

Seniors £4.00 on Orange, Yellow and White Courses

Juniors and Students £4.00

Juniors free on White and Yellow courses

Electronic Punching

Controls will be enabled for Contactless punching with SIACs.

The punching Start and Finish will not be in Contactless mode and need to be punched by all competitors.

A “SIAC BATTERY CHECK” control box will be located near to registration. This is to test that the battery level of the SIAC dibber is sufficient for the event.

A “SIAC ON/Test” control box will be available in the start lane, this will ensure the SIAC is in contactless mode.

It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that their SIcard has registered at every control.

Traditional SI cards will be available for hire at the event from Enquiries. Unfortunately we are not able to offer SIAC cards for hire at this event. A charge of £30 will be made for lost or non-returned hire SI cards.

Course Information

1:7500 map. 5m contours, extended and updated in 2019 by Chris Burden.

White: 1.5k 30m climb Very Easy - For young and inexperienced juniors

Yellow: 1.9k 50m climb Easy - For juniors with a little experience

Orange: 2.5k 45m climb Moderately Easy - For more experienced juniors and inexperienced seniors.

Long Orange: 5.0k 80m climb Moderately Easy - Suitable for less experienced but fit adults.

Light Green: 2.8k 75m climb Moderately Hard - For experienced juniors

Short Green: 3.5k 110m climb Hard

Green: 5.0k 150m climb Hard

Blue: 5.9k 150m climb Hard

Brown: 7.1k 225m climb Hard

All course lengths subject to final controlling.

Terrain Description

Both parts of the competition area are mainly open runnable woodland with some open parkland and generally moderate undergrowth. Longer courses will have a mandatory, timed out crossing over the A65.

The newly extended map will include areas under development or for other reasons marked as “out of bounds” - please strictly avoid these areas.

Dog restrictions

No dogs in the scout camp please,

Dogs under control on the courses. Please clear up any mess.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Ken Patterson 01132 948488

Planner: Tim Patterson

Controller: Richard Foster

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Insurance: Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance

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