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Autumn 2008 event - Facts and figures

14 high-energy activities were spread out across the forest at Langdale End for teams to take part in Saturday's main event.

The tables below tell you how many teams made it to each of the main activity bases as well as the other controls.

Friday Control Points
Number of Visits
21 Distinctive, dead, silver tree. 10 0
22 River bend. 20 0
23 Gate. 15 6
24 Derelict building East of track. 5 22
25 Against fence - woodland side. 5 35
26 Electricity pole. 15 6
27 Where two streams join. 10 16
28 Sharp bend in river. 5 48
29 Fallen log above steep slope. 5 8
30 Beside track. 10 1
31 Tree by track junction. 5 92
32 Stream bed South of track. 10 43


Friday Apex Intense Map

Event Map


Saturday Main Activity Bases
Number of Visits
A Powerboat
(Pool below waterfall.)
B On The Ropes
(Track junction..)
C Dream Stream
(Water shoot, valley bottom.)
D Desert Island Tag
(Track crosses Hipperley Beck.)
E Derwent Dares
(Field corner by farm.)
F Slingshot
(Track junction.)
G Mower Motors
(Track junction.)
H Tennis Tower
(Tower on track corner.)
J Minesweeper
(Stle by bottom of field.)
K Go Gorilla!
(Forest by track corner.)
L Great Egg Rescue
M Slope Of Doom
(Pile of rocks by track.)
N Zipline
(Beside track.)
P Steamline
(Path crosses Stockland Beck.)

N.B. There was no base I to avoid confusion with number 1 or base O to avoid confusion with letter D.

Other Control Points
Number of Visits
1 North of track bend. 30 24
2 100m North of ford - in river bed. 30 21
3 West of track - up tree. 25 43
4 By disused rope swing. 20 28
5 Field boundary. 15 7
6 Water trough in trees. 15 43
7 Stream bed by footpath. 15 24
8 Large oak tree West of path. 25 21
9 Trig point. 30 39
10 Where stream meets river. 20 17
11 Path crosses stream by silver birch tree. 15 43
12 Track junction. 30 28
13 Against signposts. 15 34
14 Fence post beside chopped logs. 15 51
15 Overgrown stream junction. 20 21
16 Field corner. Against fence. 20 28
17 Up tree East of ridge path. 10 15
18 South edge of track. 30 8
19 Path crosses forest ride. Against footpath post. 15 38
20 Halfway up 4x4 slope. North side against tree. 5 25
21 Distinctive, dead, silver tree. 10 23
22 River bend. 20 11
23 Gate. 15 21
24 Derelict building East of track. 5 29
25 Against fence - woodland side. 5 36
26 Electricity pole. 15 11
27 Where two streams join. 10 19
28 Sharp bend in river. 5 52
29 Fallen log above steep slope. 5 19
30 Beside track. 10 11


Saturday Main Event Map

Event Map

On Sunday teams had to spot 10 incongruous items hidden around the forest:

Number of Visits
1 Petrol can. 71
2 Globe. 71
3 Surf board. 71
4 Shell. 70
5 Picture. 71
6 Hard hat. 71
7 Mask. 71
8 CD. 64
9 Swing. 71
10 Hot air balloon. 71

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