Northern Navigators Orienteering Club



Invite you to the NE Score Championships at

Chopwell Woodland Park

Sunday, 10th November 2019


P R O V I S I O N A L   D E T A I L S


Travel :Follow signs to Chopwell Woodland Park.
 The event will be 'O' signed from the entrance to the wood at Hookergate, High Spen, grid ref NZ141589
Parking :Parking will be at the main forest car park, grid ref NZ136584, nearest post code NE39 1LT.
Registration :from 10.00 - 12.00, with starts from 10.30 - 12.30
 Lone competitors should leave their details with registration.
Courses :

Score type event - full details to follow.

A number of controls will be set out in the woods which you can visit in any order. There will be a time limit - collect as many controls as possible in the given time - each control will have a point value with points deducted for being over time. The winner will be the competitor with the most points in the shortest time. Certificates to be awarded to NE class winners.

Fees :Senior (aged 21 and over) - £7

Junior (aged 20 and under) + students - £2

School children (up to age 16) - £1.

EPS :This event will use the EMIT TFP (Touch-Free Pro) electronic system. The Pro system is more reliable than the standard training boxes and can be passed faster. E-tags will be available free of charge on the day, but competitors will be charged for any loss. Unlike previous systems the E-tag is worn much like a wrist watch and needs to be passed within about 10-15cm of the control box, there is a small red LED on the E-tag which flashes for about 10 seconds indicating a successful pass - it will be your responsibility to check. There is no clear station for this system. 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. Instruction in the use of the system will be available on the day. Lost or non-returned E-tags will be charged at £55.
Terrain :The area is a mixture of coniferous and deciduous woodland of variable runability, with a good track / path network. Brambles are quite prolific in parts of the wood and full leg protection is recommended. The forest is generally well used by mountain bikers and there are a number of official and un-official bike tracks, too many to be mapped. The main 'downhill' track called the 'Powerline' is marked in red / yellow on the map - please take care in the vicinity of this and always be aware of bikers.
Map :Chopwell Woodland Park - scale 1:10000, 5m contours, surveyed and drawn by Rob McKenna 2015, based on LIDAR data and updated to current ISSOM for this event. Area last used 2017. The maps will only have a limited legend but will have course overprinted and on waterproof paper. If you prefer further protection then please supply your own bag.
Control desc :Control descriptions will be in IOF pictorial format. They will be available to download here nearer the event. Click here for a copy of the IOF pictorial control descriptions.
Facilities :Limited toilet, sorry there will be no water at the finish, please bring your own supply.
Dogs :Dogs will be allowed but under close control and not on the courses. 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 50p to cover postage.

Officials :Organiser - Boris Spence, tel: 01670 860897, email
 Planner - Maya Hampshire-Wright
 Controller - tba