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4th Jul: Hell Wath and Ripon

Final event of 6 in the Summer Evening Series 2023

Entries by Sun 2nd July:
Sign up to Summer Evening Series - Race 6 - Hell Wath, Ripon
Entries on the day available subject to map availability.

Location info Hell Wath Community Park, Hell Wath Lane, Ripon, HG4 2SE
Grid Reference: SE301699
What3Words: plug.ballpoint,firebird
Parking: gravel car park next to park on Hell Wath Lane

Timings:   Registration opens 1745, Starts from1800-1900, Courses close 1930. 

Event fees: BOF Members £5, Non-members £6, Juniors £3. Timing chip hire: Seniors £1, Juniors £0.50 (fee for a lost chip: £30).

Short Beginners: 1.0km – standard orienteering course
Long Beginners: 2.0km – standard orienteering course
Short Experienced: c2.5km – combined standard course followed by a ‘scatter’ or Spanish Score section.
Long Experienced: c4.4km – combined standard course followed by a ‘scatter’ or Spanish Score section.

Short and Long Experienced courses will combine a standard orienteering course with a Spanish Score Event.  In the Spanish Score section you will be given a list of controls, you have to find them ALL but you can choose the order that you visit them before finishing.

Full electronic timing (contactless enabled) on all courses.

Terrain description: Mixed grassland, woodland and playing fields, with some urban on experienced courses. Beginner courses will stay within the community park.

Coaching: a pre-event coaching session will be led by Quentin Harding starting at 17:20, with the opportunity to afterwards practise skills learned on the course of your choice. Topic for this session: Contour Interpretation. The session is intending to end shortly after 18:00 to allow evening courses to be completed.

Other Event Information: Map 1:4000, 5m contours.

General Entry Enquiries: Linda Kelly (
Organiser: Andy Bowes

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