SINS Day 2 – Sunday 26th May
Midland Area Long Distance Orienteering Championships
Part of the UKOL
Organiser Lesley Brown (HOC)
Planner Barry Houghton (HOC)
Controller Jeff Baker (LOC)
Safety Officer Eric Brown (HOC)
Start Times 10.00-13.00
Brown Clee is located between Ludlow and Bridgnorth and is within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding National Beauty.
The top of Brown Clee at 540m is the highest point in Shropshire.
The competition area will predominantly be on the Burwarton Estate with some courses going onto the adjoining Commoners land.
Brown Clee is a large and complex area, which makes it ideal for a major orienteering event. It comprises an elongated hill with two summits and the completion area consists of a mixture of woodland of varying age, runability and complexity, together with plantations, rough open, marshy areas and exposed moorland. There are well defined networks of paths, rides and tracks in some of the area while mining on the two summits, old earthworks, pits, spoil heaps and parallel stream valleys and re-entrants have left tricky contour detail.
Brown Clee was used for the British Orienteering Championships in 2016
Please note that, unfortunately, because sheep, lambs and pheasants are the main business of the Burwarton Estate NO DOGS will be permitted at Brown Clee including in the Car Park.