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Pre Event Info
Classic orienteering on open moorland and woodland, just north of Skipton within the Yorkshire Dales National Park
Site inspection 13 March: Decision to proceed with the event.
No whistle, no go. Cagoules may be compulsory – bring one in case.
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. Flasby Fell is exposed moorland and the weather in March can be unpredictable. Wear suitable clothing for the conditions. You are advised to carry a whistle. In case of bad weather, it may be compulsory to wear or carry a waterproof cagoule.
Directions / Parking
Travel & Parking
By car: at the A65 Grassington Road Roundabout north of Skipton (signed), take the B6265 north towards Grassington. After c.1.5km, turn sharp left onto Bog Lane. Take care driving up the narrow road. After a further 400m, turn right onto a farm track. Parking will be along the side of this track, with 2 wheels on the track. Follow the instructions of the parking marshals. The track is rough, so drive slowly and take care when driving over cattle grids. Turn around in your parking space to leave.
Grid reference for start of farm track = SD 975 539. What3words = hugs.liquid.promoting. Don’t follow the nearest postcode or drive to the village of Flasby itself.
By public transport: it’s about 4km from Skipton railway station to the event, mainly along minor roads.
Registration & download tents and loos at the top of the farm track. You can leave car keys and any kit at download.
A free string course will be set out on the fields near registration.
Registration & Start Times
Registration / Enquiries = 10.00am to 12.00pm
Starts = 10.30am to 12:30pm
Courses close at 2:30pm. Controls near the start may be collected in from 2.00pm. If you think you’re going to be out a long time, please choose an early start.
You must report to download, even if you do not complete your course. Failure to do so may result in the event officials having to start a search on the moor and/or calling out mountain rescue.
Start, Finish & Controls
Start = 350m & 15m climb from registration. Note that you might be parked up to 800m downhill from registration. If this is the case, there is a more direct route to the start along a public footpath without going to registration.
Finish = 250m from download. Please go to download before returning to your vehicle.
Controls will be SIAC enabled. But you must dib at the Start and at the Finish.
Competitors with standard or hired SI cards must also dib at all controls.
It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that their SI card has registered at the control.
Online pre-entries via Fabian4 at the link above:
- Senior BO members = £8; Senior non-BO members = £10; All Juniors & Students = £4.
- Juniors on Yellow or White courses = Free; Seniors on Orange, Yellow or White courses = £4.
Pre-entries close at 11.59pm on Monday 13th March 2023.
Limited Entry on the Day (EOD), dependent on maps being available:
- Senior BO members = £10; Senior non-BO members = £12; All Juniors & Students = £5.
- Juniors on Yellow or White courses = Free; Seniors on Orange, Yellow or White courses = £5.
SI card hire = £1. Hired SI cards will be available to collect at Download. A charge of £30 will be made for lost or non-returned hire SI cards. After your run, leave your hired SI card in a box beside the splits printer
Covid-19 Considerations: Please keep to the British Orienteering Covid code of conduct:
Before attending any orienteering activity all participants should self-assess for Covid-19 symptoms which include: a high temperature; a new continuous cough; and a loss of, or change to, their sense of taste or smell. If you, or anyone you live with, has one or more of these symptoms, however mild, you should not attend the event.
Subject to final controlling
Yorkshire Superleague Age classes are a recommendation only, if you do not wish to be competitive in the league, any course can be chosen for entry.
Yorkshire Superleague Age Classes
M20, M21, M35, M40
M16, M18, M45, M50, M55, M60, W21, W35, W40
M65, M70, W16, W18, W20, W45, W50, W55, W60
Very Short Green
M75, W65, W70
M80, W75, W80
We hope to publish live results at the event. This is the first time we have set this up. Your printout will have a QR code you can scan which should (hopefully) take you to a live results webpage.
Terrain & Map
Map by Chris Burden, updated Spring 2023
Most of the area is runnable moorland. Numerous rock outcrops, and on longer courses some areas of dead bracken. Brown & Blue courses also visit a woodland area which has been recently thinned - steep but largely runnable with many extraction tracks. Brown course runners may encounter docile but curious cattle. All tracks, paths and rides in the woodland have been omitted from the map for clarity. The paths used on the White and Yellow courses may be very boggy if there has been a lot of rain in the previous week. Course lengths reflect the runnability of the area.
There are a number of walls which must not be crossed. These are under-printed with purple. Crossing points are clearly marked. All courses except White and Very Short Green involve climbing one or two high temporary ladder stiles.
Many thanks to James Chapman of Eshton Group, John Airey, Barbara Lee & John Shuttleworth for permission to use their land for orienteering.
We regret that dogs are not allowed at this event, as it is lambing season.
Contacts / Officials
Organiser: David Bowman 07739593442 <david.bowmanATipfdigital.com>
Planners: Anne and Richard Wilson
Controller: Ian Marshall
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