Winter Blues Lamp-O series

The Winter Blues.

There will be a further series of the popular LampO events on Wednesday evenings in Harrogate and Ripon. Initial details are below and will be updated as details are settled. We hope to see you there!

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Venue: East Harrogate

 Registration & Start/Finish: Willaston Rd, just south off Knaresborough Rd on the edge of The Stray.

Nearest postcode: HG1 4AB,  Grid Ref: SE3156555, What3Words: insert.waving.panels

Parking:  In the surrounding streets, eg. Granby Road. No parking in Willaston Rd.


Date Venue Organiser
Wed 15 Jan 20 Boston Spa   RESULTS Will Drewe
Wed 29 Jan 20 South Harrogate RESULTS Nick Andralogc
Wed 12 Feb 20 Duchy Area RESULTS Mark David
Wed 26 Feb 20 Knaresborough RESULTS Pamela Singleton
Wed 11 Mar 20 North Harrogate RESULTS Stephen Fry
Wed 25 Mar 20 East Harrogate Quentin Harding

These will be simple events using the well tested format – the maps will be from Open Orienteering Maps – largely black and white representations of the chosen area, with streets marked on as black lines – no buildings to act as identifying features – so you’ll need good contact with the map. All “controls” will be lampposts. Individual lampposts will not be marked on the map – just those chosen as control sites. Every lamppost is marked (somewhere on it!) by the council with a number. Along with the map will be a card to write down the lamppost number when you get there, so bring a pen and a watch! The maps should be on waterproof paper, but a map bag might be needed (though we should have some spares). The cost will be £3 for seniors and £1 for juniors. Unfortunately, as the events are on public roads, juniors (Under 16s) can only take part if they are accompanied by a parent due to BOF insurance requirements. High viz/reflective clothing is required for safety (compulsory for insurance). Don’t forget: pen/pencil, watch, £3, map bag, head torch, hi-viz clothing.

Don’t forget:

  • pen/pencil,
  • watch,
  • £3,
  • map bag,
  • head torch,
  • hi-viz clothing

The events will all be mass start at 6:30pm with a 45 minute time limit. Registration is from 6:15pm. 10 points for each correct lamppost, 10 point deducted for every minute (and part minute) late back. As last year, locations will be from a pub so that we can have some social time afterwards for those that want it.

Planners Guide here.