Northern Navigators Orienteering Club



invite you to a 'Come & Try It' event at

Bearpark Colliery Woods, Durham

on Saturday, 9th July 2022


P R O V I S I O N A L   D E T A I L S


Covid-19 :This event will be organised to comply with current guidance from the Government and BO with respect to the ongoing COVID-19 problems. Please follow any notices and directions from club officals, but more importantly try to keep in mind sensible social distancing, both in the parking area and also whilst competing.
 Additional information is required of competitors to allow NHS Test and Trace if a problems arises from the event. Pre-entry requires entrants to acknowledge that they must not attend if they or a member of their household has COVID-19 symptoms, or if they have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace, and that they will abide by the Participant Code of Conduct at all times.
Info :

The event will be the last in a Summer Series of 3 “Come And Try It” events to be held over 3 consecutive months.

Travel :

The area is located to the west of Durham City at Bearpark. From the A167 north of Neville's Cross crossroad take the un-named road, just past Sainsbury's heading west to Bearpark. From the north on the A167 take the un-named road, just past Durham Johnston Comprehensive School heading west to Bearpark. On entering Bearpark village turn right onto Colliery Road.

Parking :will be along Colliery Road grid ref. NZ240433, nearest post code DH7 7AX, 'what3words' - ///frame.bagpipes.magpie.
Entry :

Enter on the day. Please bring the correct change.

Those entering the Novice course are welcome to try out the Intermediate course after their first run.

Courses :

Novice (Yellow): a short 1.5 – 2km course with controls located mainly on or just off line features/paths.

Intermediate (Orange): a medium length, more challenging 2 – 3km course with controls accessed from line features/paths.

Advanced (Long Orange): a 5km course making use of all features on the map.

For safety it is recommended that Junior novices should be accompanied/shadowed on the course by a parent/guardian.

Fees :

Seniors - £2, Juniors £1.

Registration :

Opens at 9:45am.

Starts :

Competitors can start from 10:00am. Last start 11:15am.

Course closing time 12:15.


EMIT electronic punching will be used. E-tags will be available free of charge on the day, but competitors will be charged for any loss. There is no clear station for this system but the E-tag is cleared at the start control and stopped at the finish. There will be a sample control near registration for you to see the E-tag in action and instruction in the use of the system will be available on the day. Lost or non-returned E-tags will be charged at £55.

Map & area :details to follow.
Control desc :will be on the map. There will be no paper copies available on the day.
Facilities :There will be no toilets at the event. Sorry there will be no water at the finish, please bring your own supply.
Dogs :Dogs will be allowed, but please clean up after your dog.
Results :Full results will be posted on the NN website -

If you require a paper copy of the results, please leave your details at registration with £1 to cover postage.

Officials :Organiser - Debby Warren, email
 Planner - Barney Warren
 Controller - Julian Warren (NN)