Hollin Head 22 Sept 2019

Event Details

CLARO in conjunction with BAOC, will host a Level C Regional Colour-Code event at Hollin Head, (aka  Ellington Banks), near Ripon, North Yorkshire on Sunday 22 September 2019

REGISTRATION/Download LOCATION Hollin Head (aka Ellington Banks), Ripon. North Yorkshire

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

FEES:   Senior – £8   Junior – £2.50.    SI dibber hire – £1 (Juniors 50p).

pdf copy of provisional details

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.


By car/cycle.  Best route from most directions is to go to Ripon first, either by way of Junction 50 on the A1(M) and the A61 or via Harrogate.  Then take the unclassified Kirkby Road NE past Ripon’s Holy Trinity Church, signposted Grewelthorpe and Kirkby Malzeard.  The Event will be found on the left 2.5 miles from the centre of Ripon.  The Event Centre will be signed at its entrance and there will be advance warning signs placed on Kirkby Road to the NE and SW of the entrance

Public Transport. There are no public transport links serving the event venue

CAR PARKING:  Free parking on hard standing adjacent to Registration/Download

REGISTRATION/DOWNLOAD:  Indoors at the Event Centre adjacent to the car park

TERRAIN:  Most of the competition area is an Army training facility.  It lies on a plateau with gentle slopes falling away to the NE, has a good network of tracks and paths and is of variable runnability.  The rest of the facility is open partly scrubby and contains various earthworks comprising banks, depressions and deep ruts.

The remainder of the venue is in private ownership and comprises gentle slopes to the S of the Army area.  There are fewer paths and the area has reasonable runnability with some rough undergrowth.

START:  A single Start (    ) metres from the Event Centre.  Control Descriptions will be available at the Start

MAP:           [to follow]


Light Green
Short Green
Short Blue


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

FACILITIES:  Portable toilets adjacent to car park

DOGS:  No dogs on courses please, although they are accepted on a lead at the Event Centre

SAFETY AND RESPONSIBILITY:  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.  In the unlikely event of cancellation, details will be posted on the Claro website – www.claro-orienteering.org.uk.  Information can also be obtained by phoning the Organiser.

RESULTS:  These will be posted on the Claro website www.claro-orienteering.org.uk.

PHOTOGRAPHY:  In accordance with current British Orienteering O-Safe Safeguarding Policy, participants should be aware that there will be no specific ban on photography (including headcams) at this event. Anyone partaking in photography should be aware of the current O-Safe policy, which is available here


Organiser: Richard Kirk (CLARO) – Tel: 01423 879313 (Landline).  Mobile: 07871 755311
Planner:  Tim Evans (CLARO)
Controller:  Graham Ramsden (CLARO)