Jan Kjellström

International Festival

of Orienteering 2020

North East England

10th April - 13th April


The JK 2020 has now been cancelled at Easter. Please see the full statement on the home page.

Day 2 (middle) - Saturday 11th April - Sneaton Forest

This is an IOF World Ranking Event

Arena: A large field at grid reference NZ 887 022.

Parking: Cars in the large arena field. Access is from the "Red Gate" junction at the bend in the B1416 at GR NZ 892 047, then follow O signs to proceed along a minor road and forest track. Nearest post code passed on entry to forest: YO22 5JE.   
Motorhomes on forest track, 5 min walk to arena field. Not this walking route is rough and NOT suitable for pushchairs.
All vehicles  must arrive in the forest past the public dogwalker's car park at grid reference NZ 897 024 before 12:15pm.  No cars will be allowed to exit until 12:30pm.

Terrain: Mixed forest, gently sloping, contour and rock detail

Map: Scales 1:10,000 and 1:7,500, 5m contour interval, drawn to ISOM 2017, updated by Paul Taylor.  Previous map here.

Championship classes (pre-entry only):

Non-championship classes (pre-entry and entry on the day):

Starts: 10:00 - 14:00. The elite courses will start in the arena. All other courses will start ~800m from the arena.

Prize Giving: The JK sprint prize giving (all classes) and JK middle elite flower ceremony will take place at 15:00. The combined middle+long prize giving will take place on Sunday, see Day 3 details.

TrailO: PreO will be available in the adjacent Sneaton East forest, 1km walk or drive from the FootO arena.  Further details here. Competitors wishing to do both FootO and PreO should compete in the FootO first.

Dogs: Permitted in the arena and car parks but not on the courses (except for registered assistance dogs which are allowed by competitors that require them). We ask that if you bring your dog that you keep it on a lead and clear up after them.  

England Orienteering Council AGM: The EOC AGM will be held on Saturday 11th April 2020, starting at 4pm, at Sneaton Village Hall, Beacon Way, Sneaton, YO22 5HS. The venue is four miles from Sneaton Forest.