Miltonrigg Woods – Sat 19th February

Entries are now closed

There will be NO entry on the day for Short Green and Green courses.
Entries* for the Yellow course will be accepted on the day.
*Senior £5 Junior/Student £2 – please bring correct money
Starts from 11:00 to 12:30. Courses close 14.00

Collect your map (all courses) at the entries/download vehicle. There will be no maps at the start.

Please note – even the paths are extremely muddy in places!

Results will be published after the event at

Final Details, please read…

Final details (PDF)please note updated postcode

General Information
This event is being run in accordance with the British Orienteering guidance for resumption of orienteering in England. In order to participate in this event you must agree to comply with the Participant Code of Conduct.

Important information
– Read the travel/parking information below

-You need to punch the start & finish controls (these will not be SIAC enabled)

-Report to download before 14:00 whether finishing or retiring

-Dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Bring a cagoule in case it is mandatory.

For safety reasons, you must report to registration before going for your run. Maps will be issued at registration FOR ALL COURSES.

Travel Directions, Parking & Assembly
The event is based in the Woodland Trust Carpark, just south of the A69 about 3.5k east of Brampton.

Location: NY 564 618, What3Words hoops.alone.swing, Postcode CA8 2QT (note updated postcode)

There will be a portable toilet in the car park.

Course Details

 Length (km)Climb (m)
Short Green3.030

Pre-entry ONLY for Green and Short Green. Pre-entry preferred for Yellow but limited entry on the day available.

The map is A4 printed on waterproof paper. All courses have a scale of 1:7500. Control descriptions are on the front of the map (pictorial for Green, Short Green, text for Yellow). No loose descriptions will be available.

Miltonrigg Wood is a mixed woodland, mostly runnable, with ditch systems and some bramble growth in some areas.

There are a number of fallen trees and the largest are marked on the map as dark green. Where used as control sites, the control  description is ‘thicket’.

SI Card Hire
If you didn’t fill in an SI card number when entering then an SI card will be ready for you to borrow. Go to download to collect it. There is no charge unless you lose it.

Start blocks are displayed on the entry list if you need a reminder. Start is 300m from assembly. Follow the marked route. Clear/check will be at the start. Remember to use these before you start. Note that both the start and finish controls must be dibbed, all controls on the course will be SIAC enabled for those with appropriate SI cards. Courses close at 14:00.

 If there is a queue at the start wait (at an appropriate distance from your fellow participants) for about 1 minute after the previous person has started on your course. Clear, check (SIAC on) are at the start. Remember to punch the start.

You must punch the finish. Results (and Routegadget) will be on the BL website shortly after the event.

There will be one portable toilet. If there is a queue please ensure suitable distancing is followed. Remember to sanitise.

First Aid
A First Aid kit will be available at download but please DIY if at all possible to avoid contact.

Local accident and emergency is Cumberland Infirmary, CA2 7HY.

Please bring your own water or other refreshments.

Dogs are allowed- leads strongly recommended. Please be aware that this is a popular dog-walking wood and dogs may not be on leads.

Planners/ organisers: Richard and Anita Evans.

Thanks to the Woodland Trust for giving permission to hold this event.

Safety & precautions
Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.

If the weather is bad cagoules and whistles may be compulsory. Notices will be displayed to let you know – come prepared. A comprehensive risk assessment has been carried out by the organiser. All competitors must report back to download even if they retire. This is for your own safety and to prevent any unnecessary search.