Dob Park Wood 14 Apr 2019


BO Results

Lost property:

One compass & whistle found in car park.

Final Event Details

Claro will host a Regional (Level C) event at Dob Park Wood near Harrogate on Sunday 14th April 2019.  For the first time we are also using Snowden Crags, a small area of moorland, where the Brown and Blue courses start.
Details are not expected to change but please check this page before travelling especially in the event of poor weather.

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)

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 Askwith Moor Road (between Otley and the A59 at Blubberhouses). It will be signed from the turn at Grid reference SE 195 492.
Do not attempt to approach from the North East (via a rough track and ford) even if your satnav suggests this. The car park is small, so please car share wherever possible. Charge £1 per car.
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.


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

ENTRIES: Entry on the day only (EOD).

  • 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.

ELECTRONIC PUNCHING. SportIdent (SI) punching will be used for all courses. Hire dibbers will be available. Controls will NOT be enabled for touch-free punching, but competitors can still manually punch with the newer SIAC cards.


White 1.1km 55m climb
Yellow 1.8km 75m climb
Orange 2.2km 60m climb
Light Green 2.5km 65m climb
Short Green 2.7km 80m climb
Green 3.6km 120m climb
Blue 5.0km 175m climb
Brown 6.4km 260m climb

TERRAIN: The area is a very detailed mixed forest with some steep slopes and scattered rocks. It is mostly runnable with some fine contour detail. The brown and blue courses will start at Snowden Crags, a small moorland area with (surprise) rock features and will have 800m taped route to the west end of Dob Park Woods.

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

START: Both starts are reached by exiting the car park the same way you drove in – take care at the gate.
The near start (all courses except Blue and Brown) is 100m from assembly.
The far start for Blue and Brown courses is about 1.8k with 80m of climb on good paths marked by red and white streamers. Please close all gates on the route and be careful crossing a fragile stile when exiting the wood and also when walking by the quiet road.

FINISH: The finish is at the far end of the car park.

COMPETITOR INFORMATION: The area is very steep in places and can be slippery. There are some rocky areas. The uncrossable marsh marked at the south-west end of the wood is just that – the courses avoid it.
All courses cross the farm access road with very little traffic. There is one crossing point which is not manned.
White and Yellow courses also traverse steep ground and the white course has two short taped routes. The yellow course does not follow the taped route that starts at control 1.
The Blue and Brown course have 800m of taped route mostly downhill. Take care on the crossing points on this taped route – the local walls and gates are fragile; also caution on the 150m of single track road.

FACILITIES: Portable toilets will be provided. Drinking water will not be provided, please bring your own.

DOGS: No dogs, please. The local farmers are very insistent on this.

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: Mark Hewson (CLARO) – Phone 07801 475373 :
Planner: Liz Potterton (CLARO)
Controller: Allen Banister (CLARO)