Brimham Rocks YHOA Middle Distance Champs 24-nov-19

Event Details

Entries open – see below

Claro are hosting a Regional (Level C) event, which will be the YHOA Middle Distance Championships and YHOA Superleague event  at Brimham Rocks near Pateley Bridge on Sunday 24th November 2019.

New ‘Plumpton’ style map  being used at  a scale of 1:4000

LOCATION: Brimham Rocks

LATITUDE/LONGITUDE 54.076458,-1.682838
LINKS Streetmap


DIRECTIONS: Please follow brown tourist attraction signs to Brimham Rocks. These are posted from B6165 Ripley to Pateley Bridge Road and from B6265 Ripon to Pateley Bridge Road.

PARKING: Park only in National Trust Pay and Display Car Park. Orienteers will be directed to the northernmost car park. £6 for up to 4 hours, £9 all day. Payment by coins only. If you are NT members please bring your membership card which can be scanned for free parking. Minibuses £12 (booking essential), motorhomes 6m and over £12, Coaches £18 per day ( please contact organiser if you are bringing a coach ).


Registration: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Starts: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Courses close: 2:00 pm

ENTRIES:  Online Entries via Fabian4 are now being taken,  closing midnight 17/11/19 
Enter Online

EOD is subject to map availability and additional charge; if you have your own dibber, please bring it to registration.

  • Light Green and above: Senior £7(£10 EOD), £2 supplement for BO non-members. Juniors and full time students £2.50 (£3 EOD).
  • Orange, Yellow: £2.50 (£3 EOD)
  • Maximum family entry charge: £15 (£22 EOD)
  • SI dibber hire: Senior £1 , Juniors and full time students 50p
  • Lost dibbers will incur a charge of £30.

ELECTRONIC PUNCHING: SportIdent (SI) punching will be used for all courses. Hire dibbers will be available. Controls will be enabled for touch-free punching.


Course Men Women Length km Climb m No of Controls
Black M18, M20, M21, M35, M40 4.4 205 35
Brown M45, M50 W21 3.8 155 30
Blue M16, M55, M60 W18, W20, W35 3.1 120 28
Short Blue M65 W40, W45 ,W50 2.8 105 25
Green M70 W16, W55 2.6 90 24
Short Green M75 W60, W65 2.0 70 17
Very Short Green M80, M85 W70, W75, W80, W85 1.6 50 16
Light Green M14 W14 1.8 90 15
Orange M12 W12 1.6 40 15
Yellow M10 W10 1.3 30 14

Course lengths, climb and number of controls are  provisional at this stage of preparation.  Competitors on the Black will need a dibber capable of handling more than 30 controls.

TERRAIN: These strange and fantastic rock formations are set within Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and are owned and managed by the National Trust. Located at 300m above sea level the rocks afford wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. The area is rich in wildlife and the vegetation is mainly heather and bracken moorland with scattered trees. There are small areas of woodland to the west on the steeper slopes and patches of bilberry. Please note the rocks can be slippery when wet.

MAP: 1:4000  substantially updated Aug ’19 with all rock detail redrawn  Plumpton style. The map is printed on waterproof paper with control descriptions on the map and separate descriptions in start lanes.

START & FINISH: Start is approx. 400m from the car park and finish is within 100m of the car park. The NT toilets are close to the start along the main footpath. Please keep to this footpath route when visiting the toilets and heading to the Start. Do not venture into the competition area.

FACILITIES: There are permanent toilets by the start. Drinking water will not be provided, please bring your own.

DOGS: Dogs must be on leads and under control at all times. No dogs on courses.

SAFETY: A comprehensive risk assessment will be carried out by the organiser, but competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. If travelling alone, please leave your keys at registration. All competitors who start must report to download even if they retire. Whistles and full leg cover are compulsory. Waterproof jackets may be compulsory in the case of bad weather. In the unlikely event of cancellation, details will be posted on the Claro website – Information can also be obtained by phoning the organiser.
If you have a medical condition that first aiders should know about in an emergency, please contact the organiser with details before the event, or fill in a form at registration. These details will only be
used for the purposes of this event and can be collected or will otherwise be deleted/destroyed afterwards.

INSURANCE: Please note that if you are not a member of an orienteering club affiliated to British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance except if you are a newcomer to orienteering, in which case you are covered for three registered orienteering events without joining. Please ask any of our club officials for more information if you would like to join CLARO.

RESULTS: These will be posted on the Claro website
When entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.

PHOTOGRAPHY: In accordance with the British Orienteering Policy Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults, the organiser of this event requires that any person wishing to engage in any
video, zoom or close range photography should register their details with the organiser before carrying out any such photography. The organiser reserves the right to decline entry to any person unable to meet or abide by the organiser’s conditions.


Organiser: Susan Birtwistle 01765 677099
Planner: Quentin Harding
Controller: Andrew Kelly AIRE

Participant Satisfaction Survey 

This is a Participant Satisfaction Survey sampled event; participants will be invited to share their views and comments by completing a short survey that should take no more than 8mins.