Dorset 2023 Summer MapRun League

Please ensure you've read the rules about this summer's competition here

Dates & Locations for 2023 Dorset Summer MapRun League (together with their associated Physical event):

1st April until Saturday 15th April – Blandford Milldown (WIM)  Download the Milldown Map file here 
On your phone in Maprun 6 or 7, the file you want is 'UK/Dorset/Blandford Forum Milldown 2023 PXAS ScoreN60'
Parking details - The Information board & start/finish is in the free Milldown Car Park, Whitecliff Mill Hill , Blandford DT11 7SH. ) 

Sunday 16th April until Sunday 30th April – Ferndown Forest West (WIM) – Download Ferndown West A new map of an area not used in 15 years.
On your phone the event is Ferndown Forest West MapRun 2023 PXAS ScoreN60
Juniors can run unaccompanied as there are no roads to cross – it is TD3 and 4 standard
Arm and leg cover needed – trail shoes or orienteering studs recommended (not metal dobs) Compass needed.
Opens on Sunday 16th April until Sunday 30th April (map available for downloading from Saturday 15th April)
Parking is at BH21 2UP at junction of Bridle Way and Suffolk Close, Wimborne – look for 57 and 59 on Bridle Way – please be careful not to block private drives – there is a small track entrance to the forest between the houses which takes you up to the uphill start.  

Monday 1st May until Monday 15th May - Broadstone (a WSX event)   Download   Map  here
 Parking Broadstone Scout Group & Broadstone Wessex Bowling Club car park off Dunyeats Road, Broadstone, BH18 8AX.
On your phone the event is Broadstone MapRun 2023 PXAS Score N60.  Note that Control 7 may not register/beep at the 15m resolution.  If this is the case, you will need to increase to 30m using “Review Results (HITMO)” function after your run. NB I
f you want the extra bonus points, you need to wait and run the course at the Find Your Way event  on Saturday 13th May.
Planner's note: Once you start, you cannot pass through the start/finish again until the end of your run (otherwise MapRun will think you are finishing and stop your run).  The course has been deliberately set to pose the challenge of how you do this if you want to get all 30 controls including control 15 - it can be done.

Tuesday 16th May until Wednesday 31st MayCorfe Castle (WSX)     Map       Instructions
This is a new area and map. Please read the instructions which contain important information about parking and the course.

Thursday 1st June until Thursday 15th June – Sherborne (WIM)  Map   Instructions
(June Event: Saturday 10th June – Sherborne (WIM) – DT9 3AA, Sherborne Library car park, Hound St, Sherborne)

Friday 16th June until Friday 30th June – Verwood North East (WIM)  Map   Instructions
Park in the main car park in Verwood opposite the park. (What 3 words  bluffing.peroxide.haystack which makes the Webmaster think of Boris Johnson!)

Saturday 1st July until Saturday 15th July – Upton. Parking in Upton Country Park (WSX)  BH17 7BH, Poole Road Upton. Park in the main Car Park. Please note, the map is 1:10 000  Map 

Sunday 16th July until Monday 31st July – Canford Heath (WSX)    Map       Control Descriptions
Park in The Pilot (pub)/Iceland car park, 
 Adastral Square, Adastral Rd, Canford Heath, Poole BH17 8SA 
It is a public car park, so no restrictions. The start/finish is just in front of Iceland (a tree).

Tuesday 1st August until Tuesday 15th August – Durlston Country Park (WIM)
(August Event: Saturday 12th August – Durlston Country Park, Swanage (WIM) – BH19 2JL, Durlston Country Park car park, Lighthouse Rd, Swanage)
Map     Instructions

Wednesday 16th August until Thursday 31st August – West Moors (WIM). Mainly forest, some urban.
The forested area hasn't been used for orienteering since 2002. 
Parking close to start/finish opposite 67 Glenwood Road, West Moors BH22 0EW 
Please read Chris Branford's Mapper's notes before printing your map
West Moors Map    Map (Top)    Map (Bottom)     Mapper/Planners notes

Friday 1st September until Friday 15th September – King’s Park, Boscombe (WSX)    Map  Control Descriptions    Planner's Notes
(September Find Your Way and League Event: Saturday 9th September – King’s Park, Boscombe (WSX) – car park by council nursery BH7 6LR (What3Words tested, keen, image) Boscombe, Bournemouth)
N.B.   Access to and from the controls in the cemetery area is only allowed by the entrance near the start and finish

Saturday 16th September until Saturday 30th September – Christchurch (WSX)   Map       Planner's notes