SUNDAY 24th March 2019 - NOY 1

Mt Sugarloaf SCA

The 2019 bush calendar opens up with Newcastle Orienteer of the Year (NOY) event #1 at Mount Sugarloaf State Conservation Area.



From M1 Freeway:
Take the Cardiff exit (West Wallsend Interchange) and turn left at the roundabout at the top of the exit ramp. Travel along George Booth Dr through the small hamlet of Seahampton and continue for 1.2 km where you will turn left onto Mt Sugarloaf Rd. Travel 3.3 km to the north end of the picnic area just below the summit.

From Newcastle:
Travel west along the link road. Turn left at the major lights just prior to the Sydney exit. Travel towards West Wallsend long Cameron Park Dr (roadworks currently active). Turn right at the next roundabout onto George Booth Dr and travel to Seahampton and then a further 1.2 km where you will turn left into Mt Sugarloaf Road. Travel 3.3 km to the north end of the picnic area just below the summit.

Map: Mt Sugarloaf (1:7500)

Facilities: The picnic area features Toilets, Drinking water and (free electric) BBQ's. Why not bring a picnic lunch or something to cook after the event to take advantage of the nice surroundings we will be in and to socialise with other orienteers.

Planner: Robert Vincent

Vetter: Pam Montgomery


Course       Length(km)       Controls
String   0.2-0.5   10
Very easy   2.4   17
Easy   2.6   15
Moderate short   2.4   11
Moderate long   3.9   12
Hard short   3.1   13
Hard Medium   4.8   13
Hard long   6.1   18

Entry Fees

Safety: Loose leaf litter and gravel on steeper tracks can be slippery.

Start times: 9:30 to 11:30am with course closure at 1pm. Please ensure you start your course with enough time to complete it prior to course closure