Northern Navigators Orienteering Club



Invite you to a local event at

Hamsterley Cabin Hill, Doctors Gate and Gull Quarry

Sunday, 31st March 2019


P R O V I S I O N A L   D E T A I L S


Travel :Details to be confirmed.
Parking :Details to be confirmed.
Registration :from 10.00 - 12.00.    Starts :  from 10.30 - 12.30, courses close 2.30.
Pre-entry :There is NO pre-entry for this event. Entry on the day only - first come first served.
Courses :

(tbc) Yellow, Orange, Light Green , Green, Blue, Brown.

Fees :Seniors (aged 21 and over) - £6;    Juniors (aged 20 and under) + students - £2;    Schoolchildren (up to age 16) - £1.
Start / finish :Details to be confirmed.
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.
Map :Cabin Hill, Doctors Gate & Gull Quarry - Scale 1:10000, 5m contours, map size A4, drawn by D.Caudwell 2007, updated to ISOM2017 and minor mods by R.McKenna for this event. Area last used October 2014. Maps will have courses overprinted on waterproof paper - if you require further protection please supply your own bag. Yellow course maps will be available from registration - all other course maps will be issued at the start. A blank map will be available to view at registration and in the start lane.
Terrain :The terrain comprises open managed heather moorland of variable runability, with several old quarries providing intricate contour detail. The moor is mostly a mosaic of burnt and short heather but there are patches of deeper heather in the quarried areas and lower slopes. The area is generally fairly fast.
Safety :Doctors Gate is an exposed moor lying at about 350m above sea level. Please come prepared - cagoules may be compulsory and whistles should be carried. Lone competitors are advised to leave contact details at registration.
Control desc :Control descriptions will be will be on the front of the map and will be in written format for Yellow and Orange courses, all the other courses will be in 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 tent, first aid at registration. Sorry there will be no water at the finish, please bring your own supply.
Dogs :Sorry, but dogs are NOT allowed at this event. Further details to follow.
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 - Jeneba Hampshire-Wright
 Controller - tbc