Invitation

EBORIENTEERS are very pleased to invite you to one of the longest established and most popular orienteering holiday breaks. We are once again hosting the White Rose Orienteering Weekend. At the heart of this year’s event will once again be a central camping and assembly area. We have acquired a fantastic location set in Parkland at Duncombe Park within a mile of all the amenities in Helmsley

Panoramic view from The 2018 Campsite

Panoramic view from The 2018 Campsite

On offer are four days of varied orienteering races and related activities.

We promise a warm welcome to all; young and old; experienced White Rose veterans and newcomers to orienteering.

Come and join us for a holiday weekend in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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Duncombe Park offers a mix of fast running open parkland and feature-packed broad-leafed woodland with some bramble.

Windy Pits combines traditional White Rose woodland and moorland with heavily contoured valleys

SEVEN RACES IN FOUR DAYS – AND PLENTY OF OTHER ACTIVITIES AS WELL!

The weekend includes various orienteering competitions including two Level B events (Middle Distance and Classic) a night score event, a sprint, trail O and the fast and furious team event to end the weekend on Monday morning.

The Middle Distance race on Saturday 25th will be based in Duncombe Park - a mix of fast running open parkland and feature-packed broad-leafed woodland with some bramble.

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The Classic Distance race on Sunday 26th August will be based in Windy Pits which combines traditional White Rose woodland and moorland with heavily contoured valleys

NYMBO will also be organising a mountain bike score race which will take place on the Monday afternoon.

Throughout the weekend there will be opportunity for all to tackle challenges on the Maze/labyrinth. The full range of activities available is still to be organised but traditional favourites sure to make an appearance are the White Rose Quiz (all money raised for charity) and a Sunday night family BBQ.

LOCATION

The weekend will be based in Duncombe Park and the assembly area is within a mile of the centre of the North Yorkshire market town of Helmsley. Events will be within the parkland itself and adjacent areas.

Public transport is available by bus to Helmsley from York (Yorkshire Coastliner 31 &31X service) or Scarborough ( East Yorkshire Bus Service route 128).

Coastliner Bus Service – www.coastliner.co.uk
East Yorkshire Bus Service – www.eyms.co.uk

PARKING

If you 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.

 DOGS

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.

 

TERRAIN

Duncombe Park - a mix of fast running open parkland and feature-packed broad-leafed woodland with some bramble.

Windy Pits combines traditional White Rose woodland and moorland with heavily contoured valleys

 

Mapping for the event will be updated and extended where necessary for White Rose 2018. Windy Pitts was last used in 2011 and Duncombe Park in 1997

CAMPSITE AND ASSEMBLY

The White Rose is one of the few Orienteering weekends to offer an exclusive campsite for competitors and this is what makes the event an exceptional opportunity for a real orienteering holiday weekend in really great North Yorkshire terrain. Other accommodation options are available including numerous guest houses, B&B’s, fully serviced campsites and youth hostels.

Set in Parkland within Duncombe Park just a short distance from all the amenities in Helmsley the assembly area will include:

  • Traders – food and equipment
  • A large marquee, for enquiries, download, and informal meeting place
  • Toilets
  • Waste skip
  • Water supply

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 coals!

Accommodation: see Accommodation page here