Explore Longshaw Estate in a whole new way as you test your
navigation skills and more. You will have 60 minutes to collect points by
finding as many control markers as you can. Earn extra points at the challenge
controls where activities will test your agility, dexterity, quick thinking and
You do not need any previous experience of orienteering but a
base level of fitness is recommended to get round the course area. Coaches from
Derwent Valley Orienteers will be on hand to give you some instruction
before you set off.
This event will take place on Saturday 20 February
2016 and is part of the National Trust Orienteering Challenge
Entrants must be aged 16 or over. Entry in advance
is strongly recommended as there will be only a small number of maps reserved
for those who enter on the day at a £1 surcharge. The early entry fees are £10 adult and £5 for juniors
aged 16 to 20. Online entries will be accepted up to midnight on Monday 14th
Enter online now at http://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=1385
There will also be a simple course of around 3 km. suitable for novices and the rest of the family, entry on the day only, £3 adults, £1.50 juniors (any age) with start times from 10:30 to 11:30.
Travel and Parking
Parking at Longshaw Lodge off A6187, 100m south of the Fox House Junction. Post Code S11 7TY
Lat (WGS84) N53:19:02 (53.317156), Long (WGS84) W1:36:05 (-1.601383), Map reference SK266800. Pay and display parking (NT members free)
Registration and Enquiries
Registration will be
in the Moorlands Discovery Centre adjacent to the car park. The NT Café and toilets are nearby.
Registration for the NT Challenge event will open at 10.00am and close at
10.45pm. Sportident electronic timing is to be used and the timing chip
("dibber") will be issued at registration. Coaches from the orienteering club
will be available to provide advice and answer questions.
The event will have a mass start at 11am. The start
location is a short distance from registration. Competitors will walk to the
start with the event officials and there will be a formal briefing at
There is a time limit of 60 minutes. 10
points will be awarded for each control visited. At the challenge controls, 10
points will be awarded on arrival and a further 20 points will be awarded if the
challenge is completed successfully. Late arrival at the finish is penalised by
deduction of 10 points for each minute or part of a minute over the time limit.
Where competitors have the same total points score, the finish time is used to
decide the result order.
Finish and Download
The finish is a short distance from download in the Discovery Centre.
Please go to download straight away to obtain your
result and return the Sportident timing chip.
There will be a short presentation of prizes and
this will take place at approximately 12:15
Terrain and Map
A large area of mixed woodland and semi-open
heathland with some open grass areas. An
extensive network of tracks and paths. The map is specifically designed for
orienteering and has a scale of 1:10000 with contour lines at 5m
Competitors take part at their own risk. Once you
have registered it is a rule that you don't leave the event without reporting to
a download official even if you retire. The estate will be busy with families and
dog walkers. Please be observant at all times.
The event organisers are Ruth Tweedie
(National Trust), Val Johnson, Mike Godfree and Paul Addison (Derwent Valley Orienteers).
Pre-event enquiries can
be emailed to Mike.Godfree@btinternet.com