Northern Tablelands
Orienteering Club
Armidale, NSW, Australia

State League 4 - long distance

Date Sunday April 10
Venue Pine Tree, 35 km west of Armidale.
Directions From Armidale: Take Bundarra Road 28 km to the T-junction, turn right and continue 7 km to the property entrance on the left.
From Uralla: Turn into Hill Street, which becomes Thunderbolts Way. After 24 km you will pass the Armidale turnoff; proceed another 7 km to the property entrance on the left.
Mappers Maurice Anker, Don Barker
Planners Don Barker, Nathan Jeffery
Controllers Tony Woolford, Ian Dempsey
Starts 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Course Close 12:30 pm

Map notes

The map covers a range of terrain from open farmland, to fast running forest with occasional rock outcrops, to hilly areas with dense and complex rock detail. There are numerous areas of patchy slow-run and walk comprising mainly tea-tree, wattle, blackthorn and dead-finish (Cassinia laevis), and some occasional patches of blackberry. The tall timber consists of a wide variety of species including angophora, stringy bark, apple box, yellow box and other eucalypts, large figs, cypress pine, exotic pine, kurrajong and more.

Following a fire on the southern part of the map early in 2020 (just after the Xmas 5days), large patches of wattle have sprung up. Although these patches are for the most part mapped as walk, they are not impossibly difficult to get through.

Tracks are numerous in some parts of the map. Many of them, although easy to follow, are little more than a path slashed in the grass with little evidence of wheel tracks. These are mapped as indistinct tracks. Where there are clear wheel tracks, one of the regular track symbols is used.

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Course Classes Approx km
Hard 1 M21A 11.7
Hard 2 M20A, M35A, M40A 8.8
Hard 3 M18A, M45A, W21A 7.0
Hard 4 M50A, W20A, W35A, W40A, W45A, M21AS 5.7
Hard 5 M16A, M55A, M60A, M65A, W18A, W50A, M35AS 5.2
Hard 6 M70A, W16A, W55A, W60A, M45AS, W21AS 4.2
Hard 7 M75A, W65A, W70A, M55AS, W35AS, W45AS, W55AS 3.7
Hard 8 M80A, M85A, W75A, W80A,W85A, M65AS, W65AS 3.0
Moderate M14A, M Junior B, M Open B, W14A, W Junior B, W Open B 4.0
Easy M12A, W12A, Open Easy 1.9
Very Easy M10A, W10A, M/W10N*, Open Very Easy* 1.8

* non-OY classes - shadowing permitted for M/W10N competitors.