Orienteering Australia

Event information: NOY1 - Pelton

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Location: Pelton North

See Newcastle Orienteering Club website for more details - http://www.newcastleorienteering.asn.au/index.php/newsbush

From Cessnock, drive south-west on Wollombi Rd through Bellbird Heights and Skinners Hill. Turn south onto Ellalong Road at Pelton and travel about 500m to parking under the powerline on the east side of the road.
From Ellalong, travel north on Ellalong Road for about 3.5km and park under the powerline on the east side of the road.

Map: Pelton North 1:10,000 scale and 5 metre contours, March 2020.
Original fieldwork and cartography by Denis Lyons. Lidar basemap extension: Malcolm Roberts. Full area fieldchecked and extended by Ian Dempsey.

Courses: (length & climb)
Very Easy - 1.8 km 30 m
Easy - 2.0 km 35 m
Moderate Short - 2.7 km 50 m
Moderate Long - 4.4 km 70 m
Hard Short - 3.4 km 60 m
Hard Medium - 4.7 km 115 m
Hard Long - 6.6 km 160 m

Special map features: Black crosses show car wrecks. Black circles indicate wreckage and rubbish. Brown triangles show termite mounds.

A legend does not appear on this version of the map: copies of the legend will be on display at the event. Control descriptions will be printed on the map.

Terrain: Mostly undulating forest with occasional patches of slow run and walk, but with an extensive track network. There are three terrain types. First, spur/gully terrain characteristic of Werakata State Conservation Area, with minor rock detail. Second, highly detailed abandoned mining land with embankments, mounds, pits, ditches, ruins and variable, but passable vegetation. Finally, slow run along the main creek with some contour and side watercourse detail.

Consider using body cover to protect from sporadic patches of spiky vegetation.

In line with ONSW requirements in the management of COVID-19, there will be no drinks provided on courses and at the arena area.
Please bring your own water supply and we strongly recommend you carry water on the longer courses to prevent dehydration.
The map extension includes three deep, steep-sided and potentially dangerous subsidence pits.
These sites are marked in the field with red/white hazard tape, and on the map with the black V hazardous pit symbol. Please take care.
Safety bearing is west to Wollombi and Ellalong Roads
Move off the track if you encounter trail bikes.
Event telephone on the day 0490 686 207

Start times and course closure: You can start between 9.30 and 11.30am.
Courses close at 1pm – please ensure you return to the assembly area by 1pm to prevent disqualification and to avoid us organising a search party for you.

General information
Event NOY1 - Pelton
Organiser Newcastle Orienteering Club
State Orienteering NSW
Status completed
Date Sunday 19 July 2020 at 9:30 - 13:00 EST
Entry deadline Sunday 19 July 2020 at 11:29 EST
Event form individual
Event classification Local event
Race distance Middle
Time of event day
Discipline FootO
Punching system Sportident
Class information
Classes Very Easy, Easy, Moderate Short, Moderate Long, Hard Short, Hard Medium, Hard Long
Contact details and main officials
Website http://www.newcastleorienteering.asn.au/
Contact person Geoff Peel
Contact phone number 0422 471 353
Contact email
Course setter Ian Dempsey
Event controller Clare Williams


This event is included in Newcastle Orienteer of the Year 2020.

Start times


Entry is closed.

Enter on the day is available.

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