Header Map
Home Page
MapRun (VOC)
Find Your Way (FYW)
Permanent Orienteering Courses (POC)
EPOC Results
EPOC Route Gadget
Information for Event Organisers, Planners & Controllers
YHOA Competitions
YHOA Juniors
Beginners Guide
Joining EPOC?
Membership Info
Club Training/Coaching
EPOC Epistles
Contact Club Officials
EPOC Club Constitution and Policies
EPOC Schools League
Runs, Walks and Rides
Other Links

Instagram LogoEPOC Twitter

Instagram LogoEPOC Instagram

Facebook LogoEPOC Facebook

Newmillerdam Night Flyer

Newmillerdam Day Event

EPOC Regional Middle Distance Event

Sunday 19 December 2021

Final Details


Coasters for the winners of the YHOA Urban League will be available at the event and will be given to a representative from each club for distribution. Prize Winners are listed here

Coasters for the winners of the YHOA Super League will be available at the event and will be given to a representative from each club for distribution. Prize Winners are listed here

Entries: Entries using the online form are now closed . Limted 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 will be 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

What3Words: fictional.ushering.blogs


Google Maps

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: 9.30am to 11.30am

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

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”.

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. We are using a narrow part of the wood where the courses go in both directions so please check carefully where your next control is.

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.

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

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 from 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. 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
Brown 5.8 km 130 m
Blue 4.6 km 105 m
Green 3.7 km 65 m
Short Green 3.2 km 45 m
Light Green 2.9 km 45 m
Orange 2.0 km 35 m
Yellow 1.7 km 10 m
White 1.0 km 10 m

The Brown Course has a double sided map.

White and Yellow courses please take note
Each has a taped route but not the same one.  The yellow course will pass the controls at each end of the taped route for the white course, please don’t follow this tape, your taped route is further on. White and Yellow maps will be available in the pre-start area so parents can ensure their children know what to expect.

Map Scale: 1:10,000

Loose Control Descriptions: will be in the start lanes.

Finish: Approximately 600m from Assemby. Please go to Download as soon as possible after finishing.

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.

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 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

© East Pennine Orienteering Club
Page updated: December 17 2021
Any comments regarding this website will be thoughtfully received!