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2022 Newcastle Orienteering of the Year - Event 2 - O’Donnelltown

 Date Sunday 1st May Starts  9:30-11:30 am 

 Map Fairley Dams 1:10 000

 Assembly O'Donnelltown Rd, 300m past the overpass over the M1 Motorway. Parking on both sides of O'Donnelltown Rd.

 Directions From the M1 Motorway Northbound

Take the George Booth Drive exit and turn right. At the next roundabout, turn right onto Carrington St and proceed through West Wallsend onto Railway St. Turn right onto O'Donnelltown Rd and proceed for 1km to the Overpass over the M1. The assembly area and parking are a further 300m ahead to the left.

From the M1 Motorway Southbound

Take the Newcastle exit onto Newcastle Link Rd. Turn right at the lights onto Cameron Park Drive and proceed 2km to the roundabout at George Booth Drive. Continue straight ahead onto Carrington St and proceed as above.

 Courses     Hard Long - 6.9km, 220m climb, 21c

                   Hard Medium - 5.2km, 160m climb, 19c

                   Hard Short - 3.8km, 120m climb, 12c

                   Moderate Long - 3.6km, 75m climb, 11c

                   Moderate Short - 2.6km, 60m climb, 8c

                   Easy - 2.2km. 60m climb, 9c

                   Very Easy - 1.8km, 40m climb, 10c

Control Descriptions are printed on the maps.  If you'd like to have an additional copy - download them here - WORDS or SYMBOLS.

 Notes Generally Open runnable forest with some denser vegetation around the main creek system adjacent to the assembly. Terrain is undulating with steeper sections including some cliff lines and rock detail for the Hard Courses on the side of one of the major spurs off Sugarloaf Range. There has been substantial regrowth of vegetation on the upper slopes of the map which limits visibility in some areas. The area is very wet and muddy generally from the extended periods of rain in the last few months. Full body cover recommended and be sure to check for leeches!