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Short Orienteering Race in
Robin Hood's Bay
on Saturday 3rd November 2018
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This is the second race of the Autumn Short Race Series held between October and December 2018.

Newcomers to orienteering:   Help and advice will be available at this event.  Just come along and ask!


Parking is at The Old Station car park in Robin Hoods Bay, south-east of Whitby.  The grid reference is NZ 950054 and the postcode is YO22 4RA.

Click on the link to see a map.  You can zoom in (and, optionally, switch to Satellite mode) to see the details of the final approach to the event.  You can also get directions if you specify your starting point.

From the north and west:  Take the A171 through Whitby to Hawsker, and then turn left on to the B1447 to Robin Hoods Bay.  Entering the upper village, turn right into first public car park.

From Scarborough:  Take the A171 to Fylingdales Moor (grid reference NZ 922045).  There, turn right on to a minor road signed 'Robin Hoods Bay / Fylingthorpe'.  Continue through Fylingthorpe to upper Robin Hoods Bay, then turn left at a T-junction to join the B1447.  Go past the tennis courts and turn left into the car park.

Parking will be in the public car park.  Charges should not apply in November, but please check the notices and ticket machines in the car park, as there have been rumours that Scarborough Borough Council is planning to retain parking charges over this winter.  Also, please note that there will be a Christmas Fayre in the Village Hall on the day of the event, so the car park may be busier than normal.


Registration, start and finish are all together, about a 7 min walk from the car park, on a grassy strip with picnic tables.

From the east end of the car park, turn right and walk south beside the A1447, heading for the Victoria Hotel at the top of the steep bank into the old village.  At the small roundabout, angle left on a tarmac path, go through a gate and follow the tarmac path downhill.  Turn left on to a small rough path (signed).


Historic compact fishing village on a steep slope with network of narrow 'yards' and passageways.  Cliff-top fields and (possibly) rocky seashore and beach.

Specific hazards: Slippery stone steps when wet (or icy!).  Slippery rocks on the shore.  Light traffic on the access road.  Members of the public ambling in narrow passages.

Please be considerate to other people and respect private / out-of-bounds places as shown on the map.


There will be three courses available:

Open:2.0 km     120m climb
Youth / Vet (M/W18- and M/W55+):      1.2 km75m climb
Junior (M/W14-):0.7 km30m climb

Please note that the course lengths are measured along straight lines between the controls, not along the optimum routes.

Courses planned by Chris Wright.


Scale 1:2,500   A4 size   Updated version of the map drawn in 2015 by Catherine and Paul Taylor.   The courses will be overprinted on the maps, which will be printed on waterproof paper.

Please note that if there is an unexpectedly large entry you may be asked to recycle your map so that others can run.

Control descriptions will be printed on the map and available separately.

Punching system: This event will use SPORTident electronic punching.  If you have your own SI-card then please bring it along to Registration.  SI-cards will be available to borrow on the day at no charge.  Please look after yours, as there will be a £40 for any lost SI-card.
Times: Registration: 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.     Starts: 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.     Courses close at 12 noon.

Seniors:  £4.00
Juniors (M/W20-) and Students (with ID):  £1.50

You can run a second course for free, but if you intend to do this please try to start your first run early, and make sure you register again so we know who is still out.

There is no need to pre-enter for this event, but if you are bringing a group then please contact the Organiser in advance so that we can print enough maps.


First Aid at Registration.

There are toilets in the car park.  There are also toilets near the Start, but you need to bring some change to get into them!

There are many cafes and shops in the village, and the National Trust Old Coastguare Visitor Centre is down by the beach.

Dogs: Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome at this event.
Organiser:  Neil Hunter   01287-634447
Planner:  Chris Wright
First Aider:  Joe Trigg

Please remember to download even if you do not complete your course.

If you have a relevant medical condition please complete a form at Registration.

Lone drivers: Please leave your labelled car keys at Registration as a safety check.

CLOK strongly recommends that you carry a whistle whilst participating in this (and every) orienteering event.

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the Organiser, but please remember that competitors take part at their own risk.  Orienteering is an adventure sport – your safety while orienteering is your own responsibility.

Insurance: Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and you have not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

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