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 3 (long) - Sunday 12th April - Pickering Forest

This is an IOF World Ranking Event

Arena: Wet Head Farm, YO18 8QN, grid reference SE 812 927.

Parking: Cars will be parked in fields 0-300m from the arena. Campervans will be parked on forest tracks with 1.5km walk to the arena. Parking is very tight on day 3. Please share transport as much as possible - minimum 2 and ideally 3/4 people per car.

Access is from the north-south moors road between Pickering and Egton Bridge, via the junction just north of Stape at grid reference SE 793 938.  Then follow O signs to proceed along a minor road and forest track. Note that the moors road from Egton Bridge has a 3.5T weight limit. Large campervans might exceed this and if approaching from the north / Whitby would need to come down the A169 and approach from the south.

All cars must arrive past the junction just north of Stape before 12:30pm. No cars will be allowed to exit the parking fields / tracks until 12:45pm.

Terrain: Mixed forest, steep sided valleys, contour and rock detail

Map: Scales 1:15,000, 1:10,000 and 1:7,500, 5m contour interval, drawn to ISOM 2017, updated by Paul Taylor.  Previous maps here, here and here.

Championship classes (pre-entry only):

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

Starts: 10:00 - 14:00. The longer courses will start ~1.5km and 80m climb from the arena. The shorter courses will start ~1km and 40m climb from the arena. The very shortest (W85/90, M/W10, white, yellow) will start 500m flat walk from arena. Details of which courses are at which starts will be confirmed in the final details.

Day 3 starts for elites are based on Day 2 results, and posted on the SPORTident results page on Saturday evening.  However, to estimate your start time, the last starts on each elite course will be as follows, and work backwards with 3 minute intervals:

Prize giving: The JK combined middle + long prize giving (all classes) will take place at 15:30. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each of M/W10-16A, M/W18-21E and M/W35-90L classes.

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.