Dob Park – 27 Nov 16


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Claro will host a Regional (Level C) event at Dob Park near Harrogate on Sunday 27th November 2016. Whilst these details are not expected to change, please check back before travelling in case there have been any unforeseen circumstances.

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LOCATION Dob Park Road
LS21 2NA
LATITUDE/LONGITUDE 53.945513, -1.702738
LINKS Streetmap
OS GRID REFERENCE SE 196 499 (Parking)
SE 195 492 (Road junction)

ENTRIES:   Entry on the day only (EOD).  SportIdent (SI) punching will be used for all courses.  SI Hire cards (dibbers) will be available.


  • Light Green and above: Senior £7,  Juniors and full time students £2.50
  • Orange, Yellow, White: £2.50
  • Maximum family entry charge: £15
  • SI dibber hire: Senior £1 , Juniors and full time students 50p
  • Car parking £1 per car.

DIRECTIONS: The area is approximately 3 miles north of Otley.  You should approach from the South/West via Dob Park Road, which is a north turn off the minor road between Otley and the A59 at Blubberhouses. It will be signed from the turn at Grid reference SE 195 492.  The minor road (Dob Park Road) down from the signed junction is single track. In order to facilitate traffic flow, please note that competitors will not be allowed to leave the car park until 12 noon.

Do not attempt to approach from the North East unless you have a multi-terrain vehicle or helicopter, even if your satnav suggests this. The car park is small, so please car share wherever possible. Charge £1 per car.  Considerably more for helicopters.

TERRAIN:         The area is mixed forest with some steep slopes and scattered rocks. It is mostly runnable with some fine contour detail. The NW section can get waterlogged.

MAP:          1:7,500 scale with 5m contours for all courses; printed on waterproof paper

COURSES:        Colour coded courses.

White 1.2km, 55m climb
Yellow 1.6km, 75m climb
Orange 2.0km, 90m climb
Light Green 2.4km, 80m climb
Short Green 3.0km, 80m climb
Green 3.9km, 130m climb
Blue 4.8km, 190m climb
Registration open: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Starts: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Courses close: 2:00 pm

COMPETITOR INFORMATION:   All competitors should be aware that the area is very slippery and there are steep and rocky areas on the competition site. This includes the White and Yellow courses. Some of the longer courses traverse some very rocky areas; there is a lot of fallen leaf cover obscuring them, so please take particular care.

White and Yellow competitors : The White competitors should follow the tapes from their control 2 towards their control 3. Yellow competitors should not follow these tapes (from their control 1)

Blue competitors : please be advised that there are 2 butterfly loops on your course.

All courses cross a minor farm access road. There is very little traffic on this road, but please be aware that a vehicle may be on the road. There are two crossing points (depending on course) which are not manned.

FACILITIES:  Portable toilets will be provided.  Water will not be provided for logistical reasons. Please bring your own.

DOGS:  Unfortunately no dogs are allowed.

SAFETY:  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 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.

RESULTS: These will be posted on the Claro website

PHOTOGRAPHY:  In accordance with the British Orienteering Safeguarding Procedures, 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.  The club policy is here.


Organiser:           Chris Dicken (CLARO) – (01423) 505748 before 9pm
Planner:             David Day (CLARO)
Controller:          Chris Toop (EBOR)