Burton Dassett Hills - WML event

OD Level C WML
  Sun, 03 Sep 2023 10:30

  Burton Dassett Hills Country Park

A WM League event at Burton Dassett country park, suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner (help and advice available) to the experienced orienteer.

Terrain: Burton Dassett is a compact but hilly open area with an area of complex contours in the centre.

Location : CV47 2AB, between Banbury and Leamington Spa and a few km south of Jn 12 on the M40. From the M40 Jn 12 head weat and then follow the brown signs to Burton Dassett Country Park In the country park follow orienteering signage.

OS grid reference: SP 395 523    What3Words: ///track.hatch.detriment

Car parking: £3.- Card payment only

Start times: 10:30 - 12:30   Courses close at 14:30

Punching: SI - SIAC enabled. Punch the start and finish.

Pre-entry on Fabian4. Late entry until Friday 1st September and Entry on the Day (EOD).subject to the availability of printed maps.

Late Entry and EOD fees: Seniors £12, Juniors (including full-time students) £4, SI card hire (Non SIAC) £1

Courses: White to Blue

Note that climb has been measured on the straight line using the LiDAR data. Climb can be significantly reduced on many legs with a bit of extra distance...

White 1.3km 70m  11 controls (text descriptions)  
Yellow 1.8km 110m 13 controls (text descriptions)  
Orange 3.okm 170m 14 controls  
Lt. Green 3.1km 160m 17 controls  
Sh. Green 2.9km 155m 17 controls  
Green 4.0km 200m 21 controls (double-sided map)  
Blue 5.7km 300m 26 controls (double-sided map)  

White and Yellow course notes: Both courses have some short legs where the course does not follow a line feature. Where the next control is not clearly visible from the previous control the route is marked with tape. Both courses cross a minor car park access road at one point, please take care when crossing.

Loose control descriptions: will be available in the start lanes.

Map: 1:5000 (ISSprOM 2019-2) with 2m contours to help show the complex details in the centre of the area.

Toilets: The county park toilets are approx 400m from the car parking area.

Enquiries / Registration / Download: in the car park with the Start and Finish within 100m

Other notes:
The area is generally open and runnable with complex contour detail however there are small nettle patches which are easily avoidable and larger areas of thistles - not mapped - which do not impede running significantly.

Due to extensive public use and 4X4 activity on the terrain, some paths are not mapped. Some mapped paths have become indistinct.
A minor road runs through the park as well as various car park access roads.  Take care crossing these roads when competing but also be aware of orienteers when entering and leaving the event.
Take care when accessing the steep gullies from above.

Note the out of bounds area - to competitors - in the centre of the map and the special symbols marked on the map.

The area is well used by the public, please show consideration to other users of the country park. 

Safety and Risk:
Once you have started a course it is a rule that you don't leave the event without reporting to a download official even if you retire.
A risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. It is recommended that whistles are carried. If you have a high risk medical condition you want organisers to be aware of please leave details at enquiries in a sealed envelope with your name on it. can use  this  medical form. Envelopes will only be opened if required for a medical emergency. Unopened envelopes should be collected after the event. Any unclaimed envelopes will be destroyed after the event.
An emergency number for the day is printed on the map. First aid and details of the nearest A&E hospital will be available in the assembly area.

British Orienteering has an agreed national guidance policy on the taking of photographs at events. If you are unsure about agreed acceptable practise please speak to the event organiser.

Privacy & Personal Data:
When entering events your personal details (name, age, gender, club) will appear in the results section on this website. It may also be used to trace missing runners and hired SI cards.

COVID:  Please do not come if you have symptoms of Covid-19, or suspect you may have it.

    Planner: - Stan Alexander

    Organsier - Viv Lawson (Email: vll(at)btinternet.com)

    Controller - Ben Green (TVOC)



Burton Dassett Hills



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  • Sun, 03 Sep 2023 10:30

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