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Newmillerdam Night Flyer

Newmillerdam Night Event

YHOA Night League Event

Saturday 18 December 2021

Final Details


Entries: Entries using the online form are now closed . Limited Entry on Day is available but we cannot guarantee map availability.

Entry On Day Fees: Senior  £10, Junior £5,  Student £5, Dibber Hire £1. Card Payments will be accepted. Cash will also be accepted but please ensure you have the correct money as no change will be given.

Pre-Entry Payments – You must come to Registration to pay for your entry before you run. Payment is either exact cash or by card payment. Students - Please bring your Student I.D. Cards.

For Senior entries only, there is the option to pay by QR code. Please bring your phone and payment card with you to registration if you wish to do so. Help will be given if needed.

Assembly & Parking: Pledwick Cricket Club, Barnsley Rd, Newmillerdam, Wakefield WF2 6QE

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Access to the cricket club is through the Pledwick Well Inn carpark. Registration will be in the cricket club pavilion. The pavilion also has changing facilities. There will be an O sign at the entrance to the Pledwick Inn. Proceed through the car park to the Cricket Club and follow marshalls directions. The parking camera is no longer in use and fees have been removed so there is no need to input registration numbers on arrival – you will not get a parking fine! In the unlikely event we run out of parking space, overflow parking will be on nearby streets, e.g Pledwick Lane.

Thank you to the Pledwick Cricket Club for being so welcoming and helpful with the use of their facilities. Thanks also to the Pledwick Inn for allowing us to use their car park.

Public Transport – Sandal & Agbrigg train station is 2 miles away. There are a number of buses running close to the event including 59, 59A, 96, 97, 106, 107 - see Bus Maps and guides | Metro (wymetro.com) for details.

Toilets: Will be available in the cricket club pavilion.

Registration: 4.30pm to 5.30pm

Masks/Face Coverings – In line with updated government guidance, please wear a face covering when accessing the buildings.

Terrain: Newmillerdam is a country park owned and managed by Wakefield Council. Much of it is mature woodland with a good path network. The friends of Newmillerdam have installed a number of carved statues (gnomes and a large bear). These may be passed on the courses and are shown on the map as “manmade object”.

There are some unmapped paths that appear randomly and some paths are partially hidden by leaves. Some areas of green hashed undergrowth can be seasonal and shouldn’t be used for precise navigation.
The top of 2 crags are taped, please don’t attempt to cross these tapes.

Some lines between controls are broken or bent to avoid hiding paths and other features.  Also we are using a narrow part of the wood where the courses go in each direction so please check carefully where your next control is

Start: 5pm to 6pm. Aproximately 600m from the carpark entrance. Start times will not be allocated. Please go to the start when you are ready.

The route to the start and return from the finish can be viewed here

Start & Finish: Please follow the taped route to the start and returning from the finish. Please allow 10 mins walking time to get to the start. The route to and from the start/finish crosses a busy road so please take care and be vigilant when crossing. Parents, please ensure any juniors are made aware of this crossing and young juniors must be supervised by an adult. You need to cross to the other (east) side near the entrance to the pub where there is a clear view in both directions.

Punching: Si Punching. SIAC touch free Punching will be enabled.  Competitors must punch the Start and Finish. 


Course Distance Climb


6.0 km

115 m


4.2 km

70 m


2.7 km

30 m

The Long Course has a double sided map.

Map Scale: 1:10,000

Loose Control Descriptions: will be in the start lanes.

Finish: Approximately 600m from Assemby

Courses Close: 7.30pm. If you expect to take a long time on your course please start early.

Results: Results will be published on the EPOC website after the event.

Emergencies - Nearest Hospital (A&E) is at Pinderfields Hospital, Aberford Road, Wakefield, WF1 4DG

Safety: A comprehensive risk assessment will be carried out by the organiser, but competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. All competitors who start must report to download even if they retire. Whistles, headtorch and full leg cover are compulsory. It is recommended to carry a backup torch and a mobile phone. An emergency contact number will be on your map. Waterproof jackets may be compulsory in the case of bad weather. In the unlikely event of cancellation, details will be posted on the EPOC website – www.eastpennineoc.org.uk Information can also be obtained by emailing the organiser.
If you have a medical condition that first aiders should know about in an emergency, please contact the organiser with details before the event in confidence. These details will only be used for the purposes of this event and will be deleted/destroyed afterwards.

Insurance: Please note that if you are not a member of an orienteering club affiliated to British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance except if you are a newcomer to orienteering, in which case you are covered for three registered orienteering events without joining. Please ask any of our club officials for more information if you would like to join EPOC.

COVID-19 The event will be organised in accordance with British Orienteering and Government Guidance in effect at the time of the event.



David Harrison EPOC

Helen Martland EPOC


Gill Ross EPOC


Emma Harrison EPOC

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