Tour of Bradwell- There are 2 different routes but both are tough- Be warned

The Challenge

Checkpoint sites will be identified by red & white orienteering “kites” fastened to an obvious feature to which a timing box will be attached. .  With your timing chip “DIB” in the TIMINIG box at the start, finish, all checkpoints visited and at the DOWNLOAD BOX at the end.

At registration you will be provided with a full route description and there will be maps on display with the full route marked; failure to follow the prescribed route in full will result in disqualification. For safety and event monitoring purposes, some of the checkpoints will be manned.

Long tour route map: LTB route (small).pdf (457.33 KB);

Bamford Alternative Loop (Bamford Clough is closed)

Half tour route map: HTB route PB Sm.pdf (576.36 KB)

Long Tour Route Description: LTB Route; Half Tour Route Description: HTB Route

The Start/Finish

Registration opens at 7.30am and closes 30 minutes before your start time.

  • Massed start at 9.00am for the Long Tour
  • Massed start at 9.30am for the Half tour 

The Long finish closes at 7.00pm prompt. PLEASE DO NOT START without (a) registering and (b) passing the start official and “dibbing” in the start timing box. Checkpoint closing times will be detailed on the route description sheets. 

******The Golden Rule - if you are unable to complete the event you MUST either (a) telephone the organisers or (b) report to the finish with your dibber to save a mountain rescue search party being sent out. A central telephone number will be detailed on your route description******


The postcode for registration is S33 9ST although you will probably find it on Sat Nav better with the postcode for the Samuel Fox S33 9JT.


Car parking will be either on the pavilion field or in a field adjacent to the the Samuel Fox.


There are 4 pubs in the village and many others in the surrounding villages. The Samuel Fox has excellent food but fills up early so book a table if you want to eat there 01433 621562. The other pubs are cheaper alternatives and usually don't need booking. Just ask anyone one helping for advice as to where to go and eat. The chip shop is also always popular.


If you want to swap from the Long to the Half Tour, for example, this can be done simply on the morning at registration.


It is the village's open Garden Day between 10am and 5pm so if you finish early or have a friend or helper who would like to have a good look around some hidden secrets. Tickets on sale outside the Post Office


Tel: 07950609984  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For on-line entries: Go to the Fabian 4 website