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Shirebrook Wood

RegionEast Midlands
ClubNottinghamshire Orienteering Club
Nearest townMansfield
PostcodeNG20 8XB
Carpark locationFrom Mansfield on the A60, take the B6407 toward Shirebrook. The carpark is on the left just past Sookholme village.

Available Maps

Use the MapRunF app, details are found on the Virtual Orienteering Page
Start the MapRun app when close to start, tap Events Near Me or Select Event and browse to the
UK/Nottinghamshire/Shirebrook Wood folder.
We suggest that you download and print the course map above that has all the control markers, but you can just use the one on your phone.

The following MapRun courses are available:
•    Shirebrook Wood Short
•    Shirebrook Wood Medium
•    Shirebrook Wood Long
•    Shirebrook Wood Start Anywhere
- This 120-minute score course can be started at any of the controls. 20 points per control, 10 points lost for every minute late.
Select the course you want, and the map will download.

Select Go to Start when ready and the map will appear.
When you are close to the Start (the triangle marked on the map) the phone will beep, the Start triangle changes to green and your time will begin.
Upload your results, your position can be found under Shirebrook Wood on the Smartphone Orienteering page of the Nottinghamshire Orienteering Club website
Garmin watch owners may wish to use the companion app MapRunG.

Other Things to do in the Area

•    Walking trails
•    Cycling
•    Horse riding
•    Picnic area
•    Dogs welcome

Further details at Forestry England.