Humberside and Lincolnshire Orienteers
Welcome you to Regional Urban YUL Beverley Sunday 26th May 2024
LocationOS Grid Reference: TA040391
What3Words: plotted.amicably.exhale
Nearest PostCode HU17 0LT
Travel and parking

Final Details v.1 Tuesday 21 May 2024

Public Transport We are having lunch time starts which should facilitate those who wish to use public transport to travel to Beverley on the morning of the race.  It is just 14 minutes by train from Hull station. For those interested in using public transport from Beverley to York (York City Race Monday 27 May – : 

Trains run from Beverley to York hourly in the afternoon until c. 9pm. 

Buses X46 and X47 run hourly from Beverley Bus Station to York until 5pm.

Driving to the event Beverley Town Centre is one way in places. There are 20mph and 30mph speed zones approaching the Leisure Centre and suggested parking.

Parking Beverley Leisure Centre will be busy with Leisure Centre users indoor and outdoor. We are requested that only helpers and orienteers who require accessible parking may park at Beverley Leisure Centre car park (space permitting)

Flemingate (Shopping, Eating and Leisure complex) opposite the Leisure Centre offers 3 hours parking for £2)

East Riding of Yorkshire Council car parks are FREE in Beverley on Sundays.  Nearest to Assembly is Trinity Lane Car Park.  500m walk - allow 10mins due to need to cross the railway.

Entry details

 Entries have now closed.

Very limited late entries available.



Beverley Leisure Centre, Flemingate, Beverley.  HU17 0LT

We have use of a room for enquiries and download (fruit for finishers) on the northeast corner of the Leisure Centre.  Open from 11am to 3.30pm.

Limited space for bag drop at Assembly.  There are lockers in the leisure centre for orienteers who wish to shower/swim. (prices on East Riding Leisure).  

Toilets and cafe in Leisure Centre.

Beverley is a historic gem of a market town with fine food and shopping combined with a rich cultural heritage including medieval St Mary's Church and the imposing gothic Beverley Minster.

Orienteers may wish to enjoy the town's facilities and historical sights following their run. 

There are varying options for accommodation for those wishing to explore the area including self-catering, hostels, guest houses and hotels.

Over the weekend (Friday 24 May to Sunday 26 May) orienteers may be interested in the Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival. Visit the website to find out more about the festival and the programme of events.


Start times : 12 noon to 1.30pm (15 min start blocks)

The start is 400m from Assembly. Collect a walking map to the start (within sight of Beverley Minster) from the enquiry point on the northeast corner of the Leisure Centre.  No bag drop at the start.  

Please turn up at the start at your allocated start block.  The start is in a residential area and competitors are asked to be considerate to residents and to keep noise levels low. 

Blank maps of the competition area and loose control descriptions will be in the start lanes.

There is limited space for warming up.  It is suggested that competitors warm up on the grass adjacent to Beverley Leisure Centre.

There are no toilets at the start or enroute from Assembly.  Orienteers must use the toilets in the Leisure Centre or public toilets in the town prior to, following or during their run.  


(Note Course G M/WYJ finish is adjacent to start)

700m walk to download at Assembly.  Walking maps can be collected at the finish which will take you, via Beverley Minster, to download at the Leisure Centre.

Public toilets (if needed) 220m from finish.

Courses close at 3pm.  Please proceed directly from finish to download at Assembly.


A Yorkshire Urban League event with corresponding classes.

All controls will be SPORTident electronic (SIAC enabled) with the exception of the start and finish which must be punched.



                             YUL classes

                            (to qualify for YUL points)

Distance (straight line*)

Climb / Controls

A/B MO/WO/MV 7.9km, 40m, 28 controls
C MSV/WV 6.5km, 30m, 22 controls
D MUV/WSV 4.9km, 15m, 19 controls
E WUV/MHV/WHV 3.9km, 15m, 17 controls

M/WJ (under 16s must be accompanied on their course by an adult due to road crossings)

4.2km, 15m, 20 controls
G M/WYJ (under 16s must be accompanied on their course by an adult due to road crossingsFinish adjacent to start 2.4km, 10m, 14 controls

* expect distance covered to be around 30% longer than straight line dependent on routes taken.

Adults accompanying under 16's must run their course before shadowing.


Beverley offers a variety of urban terrain including the delightful lively town centre with snickets, alleys and paved areas including the cafe culture market square. The mixed housing includes impressive Georgian townhouses, Victorian and Edwardian terraces, social housing mid-late 20th century, private housing post-war to present day and pockets of grassland and play spaces.


Orienteering is an adventure sport and participants are taking part at your own risk.  A thorough risk assessment has been conducted by the Organiser.

Roads that can be crossed by competitors have 20mph or 30mph speed limits.  It is your responsibility to cross them safely.  Some can be reasonably busy and orienteers are advised to use pedestrianised crossings (zebra crossings and push button pelican crossings) of which there are several.  Competitors are advised to be extra vigilant of slowly moving and reversing vehicles within the Leisure Centre complex and roads in the town.  Electric vehicles are very quiet. 

The town centre is likely to be busy with shoppers and at the pavement cafes. Please be sensitive to the possibility of others (competitors or members of the public) coming the other way round corners and take them wide and with care. Please show respect to residents and other road users. 

Paved areas (particularly cobbles) may be slippery when wet.

Nearest Hospitals

NHS Urgent Treatment Centre (open 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week)  Telephone: 111

East Riding Community Hospital, Swinemoor Lane, Beverley. HU17 0FA

Distance from assembly by car - 2.5km.  5 minutes

Accident & Emergency - Hull Royal Infirmary, Anlaby road, HULL HU3 2JZ

Distance from assembly by car - 14 km.  25 mins


1:4000 ISSOM. Waterproof paper. Printed by BML Printers

Note:  Courses A/B and Course C are both double sided (A3 portrait).  Due to overlap and potential route choices, some controls are duplicated on both sides. These courses start on Side 1, then visit Side 2 and then go back to Side 1. Rather than show definitive points at which you are advised to “Flip” from one side to the other competitors are free to decide where best to flip over the map (and flip back). Consequently, we have not used the “Flip” instruction in the Control Descriptions.

Courses D, E, F  A3 portrait single sided.  Course G A4 landscape single sided


Planner : Mike Byron

Controller : Paul Simmons

Organiser : Amanda Ward (

Competitors in orienteering events take part at their own risk. Please be aware of non-orienteers in the competition area and take care to give them room.

If, within the last ten days, you have had a positive covid test, been in contact with anyone with covid or been told to isolate, then do not attend this event.