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. Based around a central campsite and assembly area set in the heart of the forest, 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.

In 2016, the weekend will be based in Dalby Forest using a large purpose-designed field in the middle of the forest, used for concerts and events like Starfest, with hard standing for parking and good access via the Forest Drive.

Dalby Forest, managed by the Forestry Commission, has a varied terrain of narrow valleys between gently sloping plantations. There are small areas of deciduous wood but essentially it is a working forest. Technical orienteering derives from industrial archeology and sink holes which dot the flatter areas.


The weekend offers various orienteering competitions to suit all including  two Level B events: a Middle Distance race on Saturday 27th and a Classic Distance race on Sunday 28th August.

This year you will be able to kick off your orienteering weekend with a night score event on the Friday evening.

Later on Saturday afternoon we will stage a sprint event. This year we intend planning a number of different courses for the different age classes.

And on Monday 29th August, finish your weekend with a fast and furious team race followed by a mountain bike score race.

Why not also have a go at the White Rose quiz. Once again this will be used as an opportunity to raise money for charity.

Whatever your ambition or experience there is something for everyone. Come for just one event or take part in all we have to offer- the choice is yours.


The weekend will be based in terrain around  Adderstone Rigg about halfway along the Dalby Forest Drive.

Public transport is available by bus to very close to the entrance to Dalby Forest Drive from Leeds, York, Pickering and Whitby via Coastliner route 840. East Yorkshire Bus Service route 128 also runs between Scarborough and Pickering.
East Yorkshire Bus Service –


If you bring a car, the fee for parking will be £4.00 per vehicle for the weekend unless you are using the campsite: campsite users have parking for the entire weekend included in their pitch fee. For day visitors parking fees will be collected on their first arrival at the kiosk at the entrance to the Drive, when a weekend pass will be issued.


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.


Dalby Forest is a typical North Yorkshire Moors forest, recently professionally remapped, and parts have not been used orienteering for many years.


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.

The main assembly field 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