This event offers a range of colour coded night courses on the undulating parkland and woodland of Wimpole Hall Estate: provisional information
||17:30 to 18:30
||18:00 to 19:00
||HEAD TORCHES ESSENTIAL.
You must carry a whistle. No whistle no go.
Courses close 20.30 - you must report to Download by this time.
Please report to the Download in Arrington Village Hall even if you do not finish your course.
||Colour coded courses as follows:
|Yellow ||2.0 km ||30m ||7 controls|
|Orange ||2.6 km ||35m ||6 controls|
|Light Green||3.1 km ||40m ||8 controls|
|Short Green||3.3 km ||40m ||7 controls|
|Green ||5.3 km ||85m ||12 controls|
|Blue ||6.8 km ||100m ||19 controls|
|Brown ||7.9 km ||135m ||20 controls|
All courses will use Sportident electronic punching.
||Entry on the day only.
If you want to prepare your entry slip in advance, follow this link.
Adults £7 (inc £2 discount for members of British Orienteering)
Students & Juniors £2 (Juniors are under 21)
Dibber hire: £1.
||This event will use the Arrington Gate entrance to the Wimpole estate. This is on the opposite side of the estate from the usual National Trust public entrance, so please beware of following signs to Wimpole Hall.
Assembly and download will be at the Village hall in Arrington which is located just behind the Hardwicke Arms pub off the A1198 approximately 6 miles north of Royston. We have permission from the pub to use their car park but you are encouraged to park tightly together to maximise use of space at the north end of the car park. Entry to pub car park is from the A1198 opposite the turning to Arrington village.
||Wimpole Estate is classic estate parkland with plenty of open rolling grass land surrounded by a woodland belt. By day there are lovely park prospects; by night there are other delights such as hidden ditches feature.
Competitors should be aware of the challenges of orienteering in the dark, especially low branches, brashings near trees, fences and ditches. However familiar the park is during the day it is altogether a different place at night.
||Organiser: Rakesh Chandraker (WAOC)
Planner: Iain Stemp (WAOC)
Controller: Mike Edwards (RAFO)
Toilets are in the hall and cake and hot drinks will also be available for participants.
All competitors take part at their own risk.