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Spring 2010 event - Facts and figures

This table shows how many teams made it to each of the activity bases and other controls.

Main Activity Bases
Number of Visits
ABand Hero (Classroom near Go Ape.)5023
BOn the Ropes (Playground South of forest road.)5045
CDelve of Doom (Small clearing.)5050
DVirtual Caving (Open ground beside forest road.)5040
EMega Assault (Field Corner.)5049
FAttached! (Small shelter in woods.)5057
GTerror Island (Area around pond.)5036
HRollercoaster (Mixed woodland by forest road.)5058
JThe Climb (Disused railway bridge.)5043
KBlood, Sweat & Gears (Mixed woodland by forest road.)5054
LTotally Guttered (Woodland/open ground beside forest track.)5016
MGiant Logic (Rough ground East of forest track.)5051
NQuack Castle (Beside forest road.)5044
PBlack Box (Disused railway bridge.)5024
QStrings Attached (By path junction.)5035
RFlying Saucers (Open ground East of forest road.)5026

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
01Vehicle track - East side.101
02Path crossing.103
03Top of spiders' web.527
04Path crossing.535
05Small hill (knoll).107
06South of small pond.536
07On slope among trees.104
08Path junction.1516
09Road / path junction.1021
11Vegetation boundary.1051
12Small dip in ground (depression).153
14North of footpath.207
15Small hill (knoll) - South-West side.1035
16Large dip in ground (depression).154
17Gully crossing.2012
18Small hill (knoll).2010
19Fence corner.2013
20Small forest clearing.2011
21By earthwall.1510
22Small valley.1513
23Alongside footpath.2013
24Dip in ground (depression).201
25Small pit.252
26Fence corner.2514
27Small dip in ground (depression).304
28Beside small path.2514
29Against fence.303
30Under pylon.3014


Event Map

Event Map

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