Northern Navigators Orienteering Club



Invite you to a level D event at

Chopwell Woodland Park

Sunday, 30th April 2017


F I 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 :Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Green, Blue, Brown
Fees :Senior (aged 21 and over) - £6

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

School children (up to age 16) - £1.

EPS :This event will use the EMIT 'Touch Free' electronic system. 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 - do not try to pass the control too fast. 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 for this event. Area last used 2015.
 Yellow and Orange maps will be A5 other maps will be A4. 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 (A4/A5)
Control desc :Control descriptions will be in written format for Yellow and Orange courses, all other courses will be in IOF pictorial format. They will be on the front of the map for Yellow to Green, but on the back for Blue and Brown. They are available to download here. Click here for a copy of the IOF 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 - Barry Young, tel: 0191 2576246, email
 Planner - Barry Young
 Controller - Rob McKenna (NN)