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Newmillerdam Night Flyer

Newmillerdam Day Event

EPOC Regional Middle Distance Event

Sunday 19 December 2021

Event Details



Entries: Please Register for this event using the Entry Form to guarantee a map. No Payment will be taken but you will be required to pay for your entry when you arrive at the event. Card Payments will be accepted. Cash will also be accepted but please ensure you have the correct money as no change will be given. Entries via the online form will close on Thursday 9th December at 10pm.

Limited Entry on Day will be available, priced £10/£5, but we cannot guarantee map availability.

Entry Fees: Senior  £8 , Junior £4,  Student £4, Dibber Hire £1

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. You must enter your car registration into the tablet when you pay for your run. This is to avoid a parking fine being issued.

Toilets: Will be available in the cricket club pavilion

Registration: 9.30am to 11.30am

Historical Interest: Once called Thurstonhaugh, an old Norse name, the area became known as New Mylle on Dam when a new corn-mill was built around 1285.
The country park was once part of an estate which was owned by the Pilkington family. In the 1870's the family built nine lodges to house the gamekeepers who protected the site from poachers. Two lodges can still be seen today guarding the Dam. The Boathouse was built in the 1820's as a venue for entertaining friends and family, with the men often shooting wildfowl on the lake from punts launched from the Boathouse and ladies joining them for lunch.

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”.

Start: 10.30am to 12.00. Aproximately 1km from the carpark entrance. Start times will not be allocated. Please go to the start when you are ready.

Start & Finish: Please follow the taped routes to the start and returning from the finish. Please allow 15 mins walking time to get to the start form the car park entrance. 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.

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


(All Distances and Climb are subject to Final Controlling)

Course Distance Climb
Brown 5.8 km 120 m
Blue 4.6 km 90 m
Green 3.7 km 50 m
Short Green 3.2 km 45 m
Light Green 2.9 km 45 m
Orange 2.0 km 30 m
Yellow 1.6 km 10 m
White 1.0 km 10 m

Map Scale: 1:10,000

Loose Control Descriptions: will be in the start lanes.

Finish: Approximately 600m from Assemby. Please go to Download before returning to your vehicle.

Courses Close: 1.30pm. 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.

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 and full leg cover are compulsory. 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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