Final details updated 01 March. EOD available via Racesignup (preferred) subject to map availability.
Wheldrake Woods (YO19 6BG) is popular with the public, dog walkers and horse riders. It is a working forest, which once housed Forestry Commission offices, with a good path/track network and a mixture of trees, holly and rhododendron bushes. It is surrounded by Swallow Hall Golf Course to the south and Elvington Airfield, home of the Yorkshire Air Museum, to the north.
Location: - Broad Highway, north of Wheldrake Village
Fixture Date: - 05/03/2023
Use the public entrance into Wheldrake Woods from Wheldrake village. The event will be signed from the village by the Primary School at the junction of North Lane and Broad Highway (YO19 6BB). Follow Broad Highway for approximately 1.7 miles before turning into the woods. Broad Highway is a single-track road with passing places, so please take care.
Assembly is located at the head of the car parking line. Assembly will open at 10 am for Enquiries, Entries, SI card hire
Finish will be in the Assembly area. It is a punching finish. Courses will close at 13.30.
Download for the SI timing will be at Assembly. Ensure you download your dibber before leaving the event, even if you have not completed your course.
Once through the public car park and into the woods follow the forest road for 0.6 mile and park on the road side. Please take care because this is the competition area and competitors will be crossing this road from 10.30 am. Assembly will be at the front of the parking line. There are numerous forest road junctions where cars can turn to exit.
Wheldrake Woods has been used for orienteering for many years. A typical working woodland that is ever changing. Flat as a pancake with a network of tracks and paths, great for beginners. Rhododendron bushes are numerous and the planner has used them in some areas which are interesting and avoided them in others. Some unique trees are mapped but remember that they perhaps don’t look so unique at this time of year without their leaves. Narrow rides are shown mainly for navigation, there are some branches on the ground mainly where rhododendron bushes have been cleared, be careful because these are extremely slippery.
There is a public road which competitors on the Brown and Blue courses will cross. This is the access road for the public car park and the road competitors will be driving on to gain access to the woods. This road has light and relatively slow traffic. Please drive with care and please be aware of cars when on your course.
All the farmland and golf course outside of the woods is “Out Of Bounds”
Pre-enter via Race Sign Up. Adults £8 Juniors £4 Family £20 Pairs or family groups welcome, just pay one entry fee for one map. Full time Students are charged at the Junior rate. SI card (dibber) hire £1. Required to record your run. Please enter by midnight on Sunday 26 Feb to guarantee a map. We will print extra maps for all courses but after this date entries will have a supplement of £2 and only last while the extra maps are available. There will be entry on the day if maps are available so if you want to guarantee a map please pre-enter.
Starts available from 10.30 to 12.00. Courses close 13.30
The Start will be a short distance from Assembly.
Loose descriptions list of your course will be available.
Maps for White and Yellow courses will be available at prestart for newcomers or young juniors to examine before they running. All others will receive their map after they dib to start.
It is a punching start.
Please comply with Covid procedures for distancing and sanitisation as requested. Please obey instructions of Start marshals.
Electronic chip hire £1 Senior & 50p Junior (note SIAC dibbers will not be available to hire)
SI electronic punching, SIAC enabled.
Download will be managed in a socially distant manner. If you have any queries or issues about your run subsequent to downloading, please notify download marshal who will either fix any computing problem or contact an event official if necessary on your behalf.
Although a thorough risk assessment has been conducted by the organiser, orienteering is an adventure sport and you are taking part at your own risk.
Results will be posted on the Eborienteers website as well as here, once the event has occurred. Please allow 24 hours.
Please follow the latest Government Covid-19 advice.
Some of the data you provide at registration (name, club and age class) will be used to publish results on our website. All other data required for insurance purposes will be kept for 5 years.
If you are not yet a member of an orienteering club affiliated to British Orienteering, we encourage you to join, and benefit from the membership advantages from British Orienteering and Eborienteers. Please ask any of our club officials for more information on how to join.
We have a policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser.