Hookstone Woods Night Event – 29 Nov 14



Routegadget will not possible because of the free order sections of the two longest courses.

Ranking points will not be allocated in accordance with the ranking scheme rules for mass starts (Appendix S Rule 2.1.1.)


Claro will host a YHOA Night League event at Hookstone and Bathing Well Woods on the evening of Saturday 29th November 2014.

LOCATION Hookstone and Bathing Well Woods
LATITUDE/LONGITUDE 53º 58′ 57″ N (53.982418)
1º 30′ 46″ W (-1.512764)
LINKS Streetmap

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

FEES:       Senior £7,    Junior £2.50,    SI dibber hire £1 (Juniors 50p).

DIRECTIONS:          The area is located on the south east side of Harrogate.  Look out for the sign to Harrogate Squash & Fitness Centre at GR 321546, and turn south off Hookstone Drive onto Hookstone Wood Road. Parking is at the area at the end of the road adjacent to the woods. Please drive slowly as there may be traffic leaving the showground via this road. Do not drive into the showground.  [Updated] Registration and toilets will be in the Scout Hut at the far side of the car park.

TERRAIN:         A well-used, flat, mixed woodland area with a quarried area and the remains of the old Bathing Well. Sloping open fields adjacent, linking with the wooded valleys of Hookstone Beck and Crimple Beck.

MAP:          1:5,000 scale with 5m contours for all courses; printed on waterproof paper.

COURSES:      Long, Medium and Short.  The first section of the Long and Medium courses will be a score type format; you must visit all controls in this section, but in any order. The Short Course will have starts at one minute intervals.

Course lengths will be confirmed nearer the time.

Registration open: 16:30 – 17:30
Starts: Long Mass Start 17:00
           Medium Mass Start 17:15
           Short starts 17:00 – 17:35
Courses close: 19:00

DOGS:  Dogs only permitted in car park area.

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, head torches and full leg cover are compulsory and will be checked. 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.

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

PHOTOGRAPHY:  In accordance with the British Orienteering Child Welfare Policy and 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:           Susan Birtwistle  – 01765 677099 
Sue B email address
Planner:                David Day
Controller:          Graham Ramsden