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Terrain:
Reclaimed colliery site with some open areas and a lot of fairly young woodland. The top of the old tip is Nottinghamshire's highest point.

Location:
GridRef SK473622 Link to StreetMap
Latitude 53.15000N Longitude 1.29577W

Scales:
1:7500, 5m

Map Revision:
January 2015

BOF Map Number:

Permanent Orienteering Course:
This map is available for free from the Forestry Commission and British Orienteering websites. This picturesque woodland with its mixture of broadleaf and conifer trees, open meadows and ponds were formally two colliery sites. Through a process of coal washing, engineering, landscaping, fertilising and planting Silverhill Wood has been transformed into a beautiful woodland. It also boasts the views from one of the highest points in Nottinghamshire, definitely worth a visit. The viewpoint is marked by an impressive miner's memorial statue. The reverse of the map has the following suggested courses: Easy / yellow standard - 5 controls - 1.5 km - about 20 minutes Medium / orange standard - 10 controls - 3 km - about 40 minutes Score or make up your own course - 20 controls Important note: please avoid controls 11,12 and 16 between March and July because of ground-nesting birds.

Events staged:

Sun 22nd Jul 2007
Summer League
Silverhill Wood
Results
Sun 1st Jun 2008
Summer League
Silverhill Wood
Results
Sun 7th Jun 2009
Summer League
Silverhill
Results
Sat 20th Feb 2010

Silverhill Wood
Results
Sat 8th Jan 2011

Silverhill Wood
Results
Sun 9th Jan 2011
Winter League
Silverhill Wood
Results
Sun 8th Feb 2015
Winter League
Silverhill Wood
Results
RouteGadget
Sun 5th Mar 2017
EM League
Silverhill Wood
Results
RouteGadget
Sun 4th Nov
Link to StreetMap

A reminder: Access to any private land is by permission only. Organised events can only be held with permission even on public land. Possession of an orienteering map DOES NOT give permission to enter private land. Public land and public footpaths may be used at any time for individual access. Access to some areas will embargoed from the time an event is announced - even public areas.