Timble – Sunday 12th September – YHOA Superleague Event




BO Ranking Points


LOCATION Blubberhouses-Otley minor road – 1ml south of Blubberhouses


START LIST Timble Sept 21 (Responses) – Timble Start List

SAFETY INFORMATION: The area has the usual rough ground, trip hazards and a shallow stream crossing on longer courses. In the central and eastern areas bracken can hide stoney ground. Please avoid the ponds.
Beware there will be walkers, dogs and particularly watch out for mountain bikes.
There are ticks in the area – do check for ticks and remove after your run.

For more information on ticks and why you need to be careful see the British Orienteering tick alert.


DIRECTIONS AND CAR PARKING: You must arrive before 12pm and only leave after about 12pm as directed by a marshall.

If you plan to bring a campervan or minibus please contact the organiser – we have very limited hard standing. Sorry no motorhomes.

From the south, cross the River Wharfe in Otley and continue north for 7miles – and after a dip with a switchback bridge and a short steep climb the event entry is a sharp left. From west, north and east on the A59 (Harrogate-Skipton) turn south at Blubberhouses (signposted Otley) and after less than a mile the event entry is on the right.

Note that this an awkward turn from either direction – slow down in good time. It is a narrow track with few passing places 800m to the car park. The parking field can be waterlogged in wet winter conditions but is expected to be fine in September.

Car parking fee £1.50 can be paid online with the drivers entry or by an ‘honesty bucket’ at download. 

Start times will be assigned after pre-entry.
Starts:10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Courses close: 2.00 pm


News 19th August: Access permission is now confirmed.

Participants must not attend Timble if they or a member of their household has Covid 19 Symptoms or if they have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace.

Participants are required to be familiar with and follow the BO Participant Code of Conduct –events February 2021. A copy will be displayed in the car park , near Download and at the Start.

Please use the Google Form. Entries close midnight Sunday 5th Sept.. No EOD!

Payment preferably by bank transfer to the following account:
Account Name: Claro Orienteering Club BIA
Sort code: 30 93 91
Account No: 00419604
Reference: Timble and Surname

We will have a card machine available on the day for card payments or you can pay by cash but no change will be given.

  • Very Short Green and above: Senior £8, Juniors and full time students £3
  • White,Yellow,Orange, Long Orange: £3
  • Maximum family entry charge: £18
  • SI dibber hire: Senior £1 , Juniors and full time students 50p

Car parking fee £1.50 can also be paid online or by an ‘honesty bucket’ by download. 

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

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


Courses for YHOA Superleague classes shown
      Length Climb Controls
Brown M20,M21,M35,M40,M45   7.5 205 24
Blue M16,M18,M50,M55,M60 W20,W21,W35,W40,W45 5.8 130 19
Green M65,M70 W16,W18,W50,W55,W60 4.2 85 15
Short green M75,M80 W65,W70 3.5 90 13
Very short green   W75,W80 2.9 60 10
Light green M14 W14 3.2 65 11
Long orange     5.0 120 19
Orange M12 W12 2.6 55 13
Yellow M10 W10 2.4 45 10
White     2.0 30 10

MAP: 1:7.500 scale with 5m contours for all courses; printed on waterproof paper – short courses on A4 but brown, blue, green and long orange on A3.

START: About 1k on good tracks from the car park – allow 15minutes.

FINISH: About 300m on good tracks from the car park

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

DOGS: No dogs, please. The car park may contain sheep.

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. 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 – www.claro-orienteering.org.uk. 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 www.claro-orienteering.org.uk.
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.


Entry queries:

Organiser: Liz Potterton (CLARO) 01423 780783 (contact before 9pm) or 07521 256020  or

Planner: Vicky Bailey(CLARO)

Controller: Graham Ramsden (CLARO)