Go Orienteering

BOK Urban Orienteering Series 7

BOK Urban Orienteering Series 7
Wed 23rd Jun 2021
Suitable for familiesCoaching/advice availableOnline entry availableDogs allowed - constraints may apply


Venue:Clifton and the Downs
Nearest town:Bristol
Event centre:Ladies Mile
Postcode:BS8 3HU
Grid reference:ST566743
Parking information:Start/Finish and Download will be on Ladies Mile, approximately 400m SW of the water tower. Parking is free on street, and will be spread across several streets. Ladies Mile and Stoke Road will have limited parking. There is usually a lot more parking available on Circular Road which leaves you a 300m walk across The Downs to the event. Please allow an extra 10 minutes for finding parking and walking to the Start. Some members of the public park on the grass – please do not do this. There is cycle parking by the water tower.
Dog rules:Dogs are welcome in all areas, recommend kept on a lead as the green spaces are bordered by roads on all sides. Please remember to collect & dispose of any poo responsibly.


Description:Part of BOK's urban series, run most Wednesday evenings through the spring and early summer. Residential streets, urban footpaths. Rough open parkland with thickets, distinctive trees, and a network of paths. Trail shoes suitable, road shoes suitable in very dry conditions. 1:5,000 scale with 5m contours. Clifton & The Downs map drawn by Matt Whipple in 2016 using the Durdham Down map drawn by Duncan Birtwistle in 2012, updated by Trevor Crowe in 2018. Waterproof size A3 with courses overprinted. Loose control descriptions will also be available. Newcomers are advised to familiarise themselves with uncrossable features and out of bounds symbols (if in doubt ask helpers before starting).
Physical difficulty of terrain:Easy
Entry times:17:30-19:30. Courses close 20:30
Punch type:SI
Hire fee: £1.50
Competitions:Club League
Event number:79143
Event website:Click here
Final details web page:Click here


Course description:Short (Orange standard) 2.4km, Medium (Green standard) 6.4km, Long (Blue standard) 8.1km (distances for planner’s route choice) The Short Course could be considered the most technical of the three, and will challenge juniors or novices who are used to running Orange. In amongst the thickets it can feel like sand dune orienteering - everything looks the same and there is little to relocate from. Juniors should be aware they need to keep in contact with the map, use their compass, and they may have to use handrail features that are not paths. Juniors (under 16) may run the Short course on their own, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult to run the Medium or Long
Colour coded courses:Orange, Green, Blue


Payment dateJunior/studentSeniorFamily/group
£3.00 (£3.00)£6.00 (£6.00)£0.00
Non-member fees shown in brackets
Online entry via:https://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=2798
Online entry closing date:16/06/2021

Contact us

Contact:Duncan Taylor