Next event – Austwick – October 1st

Here’s first look at the course map for Austwick on October 1st. An improved version should be available by the end of next week but this should give you a good idea of the area that you could be riding.

online entry open as usual until midnight Thursday 29th, with the 20% discount if you’ve entered by Wednesday

The Askrigg control map is also now included in the results post below

Askrigg – race report & provisional results plus Control map

Provisional results here – please get in touch if you have any controls missing or you’re not on the leaderboard.

Thanks to Steve Willis for planning a challenging Wensleydale course, it’s an incredible area to ride.

I hope everyone enjoyed their rides as I thoroughly enjoyed my planning rides. It’s a pity the weather wasn’t better as the tracks would have been easier to ride and the Ford at Helm wouldn’t have been so daunting.

Hopefully there was enough route choice for everyone and not too many riders following similar routes.Thanks to the National Park for looking after the area and Swaledale MRT who would have been there if we’d needed them.

Thanks also to the farmers at Bella or Knight Close, Colby Hall, Litherskew and Old Cams for allowing us to ride on their private tracks. Congratulations on Tom Gibbs for clearing up with 48 seconds to spare after 82k of tough riding. Provisional routes will be posted later but please let me know if there are any errors or omissions.

Thanks to Tim for an excellent map, Dave and John for their help and Yorkshire Dales Brewery for an excellent event centre.Hopefully you’ll be able to ride at our final league event at Austwick on Saturday 1st October.

Cheers, Steve Willis


**updated** Next NYMBO event – Saturday September 10th – Askrigg, Wensleydale – Online entry closes Thursday 8th

Askrigg – Sep 10th

Our next event is on Saturday September 10th in Wensleydale, with a comprehensive course planned by Steve Willis.

QR code for Maprun download and start/finish locations now included below.

Online entry (closes midnight Thursday 8th)
20% discount for entry by midnight Wednesday 7th

registration 09.00-10.15
starts 09.30-10.30

The event centre is at the Yorkshire Dales Brewery, Station Yard, Askrigg DL8 3BJ  GR943 908.

PARKING: Park on the large concrete area just beyond the brewery, register in the brewery which will be open afterwards for a free drink and pasty.

The course map is below, note that this will be updated in a couple of days to include the permissive tracks.

The map covers 3 valleys – Wensleydale, Raydale and Bishopdale – with a variety of excellent but testing bridleways, pleasant country lanes and stunning views including Semerwater which is the largest natural lake in Yorkshire and the Bain which is the shortest river in England.

Please take care when crossing the busy A684, remember to close all gates so the animals stay in the right fields and don’t attempt to use either set of stepping stones across the River Ure which are usually under water.

MapRUn QR code for downloading course and start/finish locations:

Updated map:







Malham Show – Race Report & Control Map

Malham Show Trophy Winner 2022

Hopefully you all enjoyed your rides around the Malham moors in such gorgeous conditions, thank you for all the positive comments even from those who lost all their points!

I’ve never seen the tracks so fast and dry, even though recent showers had somehow resurrected the bog near 26 at Gorbeck – sorry for any wet feet!
This year I attempted to further reduce the competition area but still leave route decisions as to how to ‘clear’ the more concentrated controls.
I also wanted to include the odd new track which at this event is easier said than done!

We were intrigued to see if anyone would be able to ‘clear up’ but didn’t expect them to have 16 minutes to spare once they had!
A massive well done to Tom Gibbs!!
Big congratulations also go to all the category winners.

Despite the gathering ominous clouds the weather held and hopefully some of you also managed a look around the show too.

Thank you to Chris Wildman of Town End Farm for his help as always with the show venue. Also a massive thank you to Tim Evans for his patience and help with the map! Plus on the day with registration, start and finish. Thanks also to Dave Robertson for the website wizardry.
Lastly, a big thanks to all of you competitors.

Hopefully see some of you soon if I’m not so late to the next event that you’ve all gone!

29 August 2022 – Malham Show

White Rose Gilling East Race Report **updated with results**

Results: Gilling result

Thanks to Jeff Harris for an excellent Bank Holiday course. Here’s his report:

I hope everyone enjoyed their ride around the Gilling area, judging by the comments at the finish that seemed to be the case, thankfully the rain held off following the drizzle during registration.

The addition of the two new blocks of woodland, although small, were worth it I thought and the tracks in them were really good, pity we couldn’t get the third new area East of Pry Rigg, maybe another time.

I tried to provide plenty of route choice with no obvious routes around the controls to keep you thinking with plenty of decision points, hopefully you’ll agree I achieved that.

The addition of the permissive route through Ampleforth Abbey Estate via #6 provided a fast route back to Gilling Woods which I know a number of rides chose in preference to the route via #16 and Yearsley Moor Bank; thanks to Ampleforth Abbey and Steve Mosey (Ian Mosey) for permission to use this route.

Thanks to Tim for the map and his sage advise regarding the use of Maprun, thanks also to Dave for manning the start until I’d finished on registration, finally thank to everyone taking part and for your positive comments at the finish.

Take care all the best,


Bank Holiday results

Hopefully everyone who rode at one or both of the events this weekend had a good ride!

Malham provisional results are here

White Rose / Gilling East results are here

Simon and Jeff’s reports to follow, please get in touch with any score/course amendments that you haven’t been able to do yourself on MapRun

Next event is Askrigg on September 10th – enter online here

Malham (Saturday) & Gilling East (Monday) – online entries close tonight – MapRun download now available

There is still time (until midnight Thursday) to enter either of this weekends events:

The course is available to download on MapRun now, (QR code below) and the start/finish locations are shown on the photos’s below.

There will be a few maps available for entry on the day if you miss the online entry deadline but would still like to ride.


MapRunLink QR Code – NYMBO 2022 Malham PZ0827082022 PXAS ScoreP240




Gilling East

MapRunLink QR Code – NYMBO 2022 Gilling PZ1129082022 PXAS ScoreP180


NYMBO Gilling East – Monday August 29th – course map available – online entry closes Thursday night

Our Bank Holiday Monday event is back after a 3 year absence, and is once again part of the Eborienteers White Rose weekend. It’s a 3 hour course, and the only one this year with a slightly later start time!

Online entry closes midnight Thursday 25th August
20% discount for entries before midnight Wednesday

Registration – 1130 – 1245
Starts 1200 – 1300

The event is using MapRun (FAQ’s here) – please download the course from Friday onwards before you set off to the event.

We’ve used most of the tracks/bridleways in this area for previous events, however we’ve got access to a couple of small areas of woodland which we’ve never used before and they both have some good tracks in them.

As you would expect given the recent hot weather the tracks are very dry, some at the edges of field are quite lumpy where the hoof marks have dried hard, not to many cut hedges though, the weather forecast is looking good and should remain dry.

Parking: Location of parking field is the same field for the foot O use on Saturday and Sunday (note parking is in a different location for foot sprint O on Monday) further info on Eborienteers website – White Rose Weekend – Eborienteers Orienteering

The assembly area and campsite has had to be changed (21/07) and is now south of Gilling East village, 20 miles north of York. Turn Left at the second Yearsley turn from the B1363, coming from the south. Turn right, signposted Yearsley, coming from North. Nearest post code YO62 4HY, or or OS grid ref SE 598747.

The campsite, assembly, and day parking have one main entrance from the public road. There will be no exit from here. There is a separate exit. When driving into the Assembly fields the campsite is in one field to the left, with assembly and day parking in another to the right, please follow directions. The exit is through the day parking field, adjacent to the farm.

Malham Show MBO Saturday 27th August – Course map now available – online entry closes Thursday 25th

Here’s the course map for the Bank Holiday Saturday event at Malham (the map for the Bank Holiday Monday will also be available soon).

Online entry closes midnight Thursday 25th August
20% off for entry by Wednesday!!
Entry fee includes Malham Show entry afterwards

Registration is 9.00 – 10.15 with starts between 9.30-10.30


  • Parking and registration for the Malham event will be as previous years at the North end of the show field just before the village and National Park centre.
  • Park if possible in the field up the short lane ( left off the green just before National Park car park ) look for ‘nymbo’ sign.
  • Please allow plenty of time if travelling to Malham from the south as the road can become very busy and slow with show traffic.

NYMBO Riders get entry to the show field and the show afterwards included in the entry price.

  • The start will be by the road into Malham opposite the Methodist Chapel / tearooms.
  • Finish will be on the green by the National Park centre.
  • As you can imagine the tracks are really dry and fast which hopefuuly shouldn’t change with the present forecast.

Look forward to seeing you there!