CLOK logo Cleveland Orienteering Klub
invites you to a Regional Event at
Cod Beck, Scarth Wood Moor, and Coalmire
on Sunday 10th February 2019
CLOK logo

This event was originally scheduled for 3‑Feb‑2019 but was postponed due to snow and ice making it impossible to access the parking area.  It is now confirmed as taking place on this new date instead.


The event will take place in the woods and on the moorland around Cod Beck Reservoir near Osmotherley, which is easily accessible from the A19.

The event will be signed from the centre of Osmotherley at grid reference SE 456972.  If coming into Osmotherley from the A19, turn right (south) at the T-junction in Osmotherley, then fork left as you leave the village, go down and then up a long hill, and then turn left into the Drover's Road at grid reference SE 473972 just before "Chequers" (postcode DL6 3QB).

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 location.

Parking will be along the Drovers' Road.  Please continue along the road until you are met by a parking attendant who will direct you.

Assembly will be at grid reference SE 473983.


Mixed woodland around Cod Beck reservoir, open moorland on Scarth Wood Moor, and wooded hillside in Coalmire.  The last of these has not been used for orienteering for several years. All boast a variety of contour and rock features.

The Blue and Brown courses use all of the areas.  The Green course uses Cod Beck and Scarth Wood Moor.  All other courses stay in Cod Beck woods.

Courses: White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue and Brown

Scale 1:10,000 with 5m contours.  Blue and Brown A3 size   All other courses A4 size.  Coalmire has been redrawn and updated for this event by Paul Taylor, and other areas have had minor updates.  The courses will be overprinted on the maps, on waterproof paper.

The control descriptions will be printed on the maps, and separate loose copies will be available at Registration.

White and Yellow course maps will be available at the pre-start.

Punching system:

SPORTident electronic punching will be used.

The control boxes will be activated to enable SIAC cards to operate in touch-free mode ..... but please note that you will need to punch the old-fashioned way at the Start and Finish.

SI-cards will be available for hire on the day at a cost of £1 each.  Please look after your hired SI card as there will be a £40 charge for any lost SI-card.

Registration: 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ..... but see below for special arrangements for helpers and people needing split starts.

11:00 a.m. - 12 noon.         Courses close at 2 p.m.

There is a 15 minute / 1km walk to the start.

Please note the shorter start time interval than usual.

Those helping late and anyone needing split starts:  Please arrive early, register before 10:30 a.m. and you can start promptly at 10:30 a.m.

Seniors:£7.00   (£2 surcharge for non-members of British Orienteering)
Juniors / Students    £2.00 

Please help us by bringing the correct change.


Toilet in the Assembly Area.

No drinks will be provided.  Please bring your own.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the Assembly Area, but are not allowed out on to the courses.
Organiser:  Duncan Archer   07949-565855
Planner:  Alan Cranke
Controller:  Ray Barnes

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.

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

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Due to the time of year a waterproof jacket with hood may be compulsory depending on weather conditions.  Look out for signs in the Assembly Area.  Please come prepared.

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

Lone drivers: Please leave labelled car keys at registration.

Please make sure that you download even if you do not complete your course.

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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