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Eaves Wood Autumn Series 3

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Sunday 12th December 2021

Entries Open
Tuesday 16th November 2021
Entries Close
Thursday 9th December 2021 at 19:00
Orange; Green; Blue
Entries so Far
40 Participants
Entry Fees
Senior   £5.00   
Junior / Student   £2.00   
Chris Roberts

To enter you must first Log In or Register your Details with SiEntries.


There will be a maximum of 80 entries because of limited car parking space. Only pre-entries are allowed with no entry on the day.

If you are a newcomer to the sport and do not have a an orienteering dibber (to record visiting the controls, also called an SI-Card) then please indicate that you need to borrow an SI-Card. 

Any SROC members who do not own a dibber can request - contact Chris Roberts - to collect one at the event and keep it for the foreseeable future.


Please note: The Green and Blue courses use the same control sites as the ones from the night event the evening before. The Orange course is totally different. All three courses are "cross-country" meaning you must visit all the controls in the order specified. This is different to the last two Autumn Series events which were "score" orienteering, where you choose your own order and there is a time limit.





Orange (TD3)




Green (TD5)




Blue (TD5)




There are NO loose control descriptions, but they are on the map.  Controls (including the finish) are in beacon mode so they can be punched contactlessly if you have a SIAC. This does not apply to the dibbers available for hire. 


Map A4 1:7500 5m contour

Eaves Wood is situated near Silverdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on the eastern edge of Morecambe Bay in Northern Lancashire.

An area of ancient woodland, Eaves Wood is the property of the National Trust and is characterised by limestone scars and pavements, which are a feature of the landscape in the Silverdale area.

The limestone with its pockets of thin soil supports numerous yew trees, other species to be found there include ash, beech, birch, hawthorn, hazel, holly, larch, lime, oak and pine.

There is a good path network, and it is a popular area with the public.


15 minutes start blocks, starts between 11.00 and 12.00.

The Start is close to the parking area. Only go to the start just prior to starting. 

Remember to:

  • Sanitise your hands using the sanitiser provided and keep at least 2m apart.
  • Clear and check your dibber

Please maintain approximately one minute (or more) intervals between starters, physically punch the start and then pick up your map from the box provided (please ensure you only take one).


Please move away from the Finish quickly, and proceed directly to download forming a queue if necessary keeping at least 2m apart. Use the sanitiser provided before you download and take the splits – these are pre cut and you do not need to touch the printer. Please move away from download quickly.

Results will not be displayed on the day but will be on the website in the evening.


First Aid – a first aid kit will be available at download for people to self administer.

Travel Directions/parking:

Parking is at the Silver Sapling campsite, on Park Road, 500m East of Silverdale.

Post code: LA5 0UJ
Grid reference: SD471759

The event will only be signed at the entrance to the car park.

Please do not park in the National Trust car park which is adjacent to Silver Sapling. The entrance to the field we are using is 50m to the West (in the Silverdale direction) of the entrance to the National Trust car park. 

Please park carefully as directed. Car parking fee of £1 to go tohe the Guides, please have change if possible.

Event Officials & Thanks:

Organiser and Planner: Michael Hendry Contact details 07813 935041 or email

Series coordinator: Martyn Roome, SROC

Permissions: Dave Hargreaves, SROC

Many thanks to The National Trust and Holgates for their cooperation and support.

As a newcomer, if you have any questions prior to the event, either about orienteering or the entry process please contact Martyn Roome on

General enquiries to Michael Hendry.


Limestone is always slippery and care must be taken. Worse if raining!

All walls must be crossed by designated crossing points as damage to these will affect access to the area in the future. There may be some cattle in a small part of the area, please respect them by giving them space. Please take care on minor paths for tripping hazards as there are many tree roots exposed above ground. As always please pay attention to low hanging branches when in the wooded areas.

You must report to the finish and download after the event, even if you retire.

Waterproof jackets will be made compulsory if conditions require it.

If you wish to carry a phone; call the organiser on 07813 935041 in an emergency.

Social Distancing and Other Covid Related Precautions

We will be following BOF’s current COVID guidelines but trust everyone will be using their common sense to ensure that all competitors and the public are as safe as possible. Please maintain social distancing and adhere to the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct.


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