Coombs Wood – Saturday 11th February

Parking Location:  Armathwaite – Kirkoswald road. Parking will be along the roadside (please be sure not to obstruct the road)
Grid Ref: NY513450
W3W: stuffy.saves.absorb

Final Details as of 9th Feb 2023

General Information
This event is being run in accordance with the British Orienteering guidance for resumption of orienteering in England. To participate in this event, you must agree to comply with the Participant Code of Conduct. You can read the full Code of Conduct on the BL website

Entries and Course Changes
There is no entry on the day, except for the yellow course (subject to the availability of maps). Limited late entry and course changes may be available by contacting the organiser in advance: Charles Weir on .

The entry list is available at

Travel Directions and Parking
The starting points and registration are: NY513450 on the Armathwaite–Kirkoswald road.
What3words: stuffy.saves.absorb
Nearest postcode CA4 9SQ.

Parking will be along the roadside nearby. Parking. There will be no parking officials; just find a suitable spot on the roadside. Please be sure not to obstruct the road.

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

Starts between 11am and 12.30pm

Everyone must register before starting. The start itself will not be actively manned. Try to wait for 1 minute after the previous person on your course started. 

The finish is close to download/enquiries.

Course Details
 Length (km)Climb (m)Map Scale
Green 4.52001:7500, 5m contours
Short green2.6100 
Yellow2.1701:7500, 5m contours

All controls are SIAC enabled. The start and finish require dibbing. Note that the first user of any control may have to dib.

Courses close at 14:00.

Descriptions are on the map. No loose descriptions will be available.

There are no special symbols.

Coombs Wood is a small area of working forest in the Lower Eden Valley. It is a steep valley side, with some flat areas at the top and bottom. Note that the extreme winds in the last few years have caused considerable tree falls; there are also many brambles in the open areas.

Please treat most white areas on the map as ‘slow running’.

Please keep clear of the ‘out of bounds’ areas on the map. There are a number of cliffs, steep hills, and a fast-flowing river – please take care.

Coombs Wood is frequently used by Mountain Bikers- please be alert.

There will be one Portaloo

Shorts are allowed, but very strongly not recommended except for the yellow route (on paths). Cagoules may be compulsory.

There are no restrictions other than common sense.

First Aid
First Aid is available at enquiries/download.