EBORIENTEERS are delighted to invite you to The White Rose Orienteering Weekend 2013 – one of the longest established and most popular orienteering holiday breaks which offers four days of varied orienteering races and related activities on excellent North Yorkshire terrain in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
SEVEN RACES IN FOUR DAYS – AND PLENTY OF OTHER ACTIVITIES AS WELL!
The weekend includes various orienteering competitions including a sprint on
Friday evening , two Classic* Distance races on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August, a night score event on Saturday evening, a Trail-O on Sunday afternoon and, on Monday 26th August, a fast and furious team race followed by a mountain bike score race.
* Saturday’s race will be classic for Short Blue and below but middle distance for Blue and above – this is due to the size of the forest but it will also give some of you enough energy to do well in the night score as well! The Sunday races are classic distance for all courses.
Click here for details of all races and other activities.
The weekend will be held on the Howardian Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) near Helmsley, Noth Yorkshire.
Much of the event will be based in Gilling Forest, beautiful broadleaf and coniferous woodland including medieval fish lakes, pits left by ancient mining activities, steep valley sides and more gentle slopes.
The land is owned by Amplefort Abbey and mostly managed by the Forestry Commission.
The assembly, parking and campsite will be on The Avenue, near Gilling Castle shown below left.
Nearest public transport by bus from York. The bus stops in Gilling village, 1.5km from assembly.
If you do bring a car, the fee for parking will be £2.00 per vehicle per day; however campsite users have parking for the entire weekend included in their pitch fee. For day visitors parking fees will be collected daily on arrival. If you plan to bring a coach, please tell us in advance.
Dogs will be permitted in the car park, assembly and campsite field only, and must be kept on a lead. Dogs may not be taken on courses .
The area has never been used for the White Rose before but it has been used for the Compasssport Cup, Northern Night champs and Future Champions Cup Final.
All maps will be printed on waterproof paper and overprinted. Any special information will be included with the final details.
CAMPSITE AND ASSEMBLY
The assembly area and camp site are on a large grass strip (60 metres by 1km), away from the road and adjoining the forest. This means that on both Saturday and Sunday, the classic distance races will finish in the assembly area. All the other events are adjacent to assembly except the night score event which is in Pry Rigg, a few km away (accessible by bike or car).
The assembly area will be large enough to provide an exclusive orienteering campsite, separate parking for day visitors and O traders, including
A large marquee will be used for registration/enquiries etc., but will be reorganised in the evenings to provide a weather-proof meeting place for all competitors.
On Sunday night, we will organise the White Rose barbecue –free of charge for all participants – just bring food and drink, we will provide the fire!