NGOC League 8 Parkend

Date Event Signed From Forest Entry Organiser
Sat 15th Oct
11.00-15.00
League 8
Parkend

SO608078
GL15 4JQ

SO605080
GL15 4JQ
Joe Parkinson
07777 652633

Travel Directions

Click on the icons in the table above for detailed locations and route finders. Parking is on a forest road off the road between Coleford and Parkend. Please note that the B4234 is closed for repairs between Cannop and Parkend until November

The Area

Parkend Walk is a mixed deciduous and coniferous forest. Generally very runnable with some patches of brambles / bracken. There are some rock features from old mining activities and areas of pits/depressions. There are several mountain bikers tracks which are shown as meandering indistinct paths on the map.

The Map

1:10,000, printed on waterproof paper, with control descriptions on the map and available loose at registration. Based on the 2004 survey, with many updates as required for each event since.

Courses

The usual courses will be available:

  • Yellow: 2.2km 80m climb 8 controls
  • Orange 3.0km 100m climb 9 controls
  • Green 3.6km 110m climb 10 controls
  • Blue 5.7km 160m climb 13 controls

Start is adjacent to Assembly, Finish is around 700m from Assembly.

A string course is available.

TIMES AND COSTS

Registration and starts: 11:30 – 13:30
Courses close: 15:00
Entry: £5 Seniors (£6 for non-BOF members), £2 Juniors. SI Hire: £1 seniors, free for Juniors, £35 charge if you lose one.

Safety

Mountain bikers use the area with many downhill tracks. They can approach at speed with little warning – Please be aware of riders and keep off their tracks as they approach.
The Green and Blue courses visit some steep slopes in the forested areas and these can be loose and slippery, particularly after rain.

Facilities

None