Bloom Wood

| February 16, 2013

Sponsor: RSGB
Organiser: M0JIN


Date(s) - Sat 16 Feb 2013

At Bloom Wood - (Details linked)
    Monkton Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, SL7 3RE, 9


The results have now been posted.


An 80m ARDF event in Bloom Wood, High Wycombe on Saturday 16th February.

The event is being run in conjunction with an Orienteering event organised by BKO.

Format of Event

The event will conform to the general principles of IARU events, but will be less formal than a Championship. There will be a maximum of seven transmitters (in a five minute cycle) and an MO beacon at the finish. Competitors can elect to hunt all seven ‘foxes’ or a specified five.

The transmitters will be separated by at least 400m and the time limit is 150 minutes.

Map and the Area

Scale is 1:10,000. Be prepared for the map not to be printed on waterproof paper.

The woodland is open with good running, mostly beech woods, some grass areas. Some steep slopes, good flat areas, extensive path and ride network. Active horse jumping trail. The Chiltern Way passes through the area. There is a busy minor road through the centre of the wood which must be crossed with care—cars move fast along this lane.


  • 0930 Registration opens. Information sheets issued to ALL entrants
  • 1025 Map issue to the first starter in the competitio.
  • 1030-1130 3.5 MHz Starts
  • 1400 Courses close


Entry fee £6.

The results will be posted on this web site as soon as possible after the event.


Registration, Start and Finish for the ARDF event will be co-located. Assembly will be near the top of the lane just inside the wood boundary, through a metal gate. Will try to put the feather flag up!

In accordance with the informality of the event the organisers will not require you to deposit your receiver in a pound before the transmitters start sending. They do expect you to respect the spirit of this concession by refraining from using your receiver until reporting to officials in the start area and then only under their supervision.

Punching using iButton (to be confirmed).


Competitors are responsible for their own safety and take part at their own risk. No smoking in the forest. Whistles should be carried (the emergency signal is 6 blasts repeated at 1 minute intervals).

There are some chalky slopes which can be slippery when wet. The area is well drained and there is very little mud even after all the recent rain.

Loan Equipment

Receivers for 3.5MHz are available on loan. Telephone the organiser (number below) to reserve one.


Telephone Jillian, M6JIN on 07789 921982.

Category: ARDF Competition