CC6 Season Finale…. Wilverley!

Hello, All.
New Forest Runners, Lymington Tri Club and Lymington Athletes are all looking forward to welcoming you to the final CC6 race of the season on 8th March 2020 @ 9:30am at Wilverley Plain, New Forest.
The attached CC6 – Parking Map shows we have three opportunities for parking this year; the main car park will be at Wilverley Plain and (formal) overflow will be in Longslade Heath and Yew Tree Bottom, of which we have exclusive use.  As ever, our marshals will direct you on arrival and please do car share where possible.
This course is slightly different to previous years, due to extensive Forestry work within the enclosure so, please see the CC6 MAP for details.  The course length has been checked at 4.8 miles (7.8km). It is a technical, cross-country course which consists of grass track, single track, gravel cycle paths and boggy mud, all on undulating surfaces.  There are a couple of significant muddy descents so please, if unsure, go down slowly.
Although the route is actually along defined ‘paths’, several of these are uneven, very muddy  and contain exposed routes, tree stumps, low-hanging branches and animal burrows.  As such, please watch your footing and if you are at all unsure, slow down.  There is one particular section where you will pass a large log stack – please watch your footing here.
In general, please keep clear of the log stacks and DO NOT climb on them.
Spikes are not recommended but a decent pair of trail shoes would be a plan, unless it significantly dries up by next weekend!
DO NOT just follow the person in front – look around at the hazards both above and below.
DO follow the instructions of the marshals, who will direct you and do their best to indicate any upcoming hazards.
Getting There:
Due to limited Parking at Wilverley, please do car share where possible to reduce congestion and the need to use the overflow car parks – these are half a mile away, across a busy road.


From the North:

Take A35 south from Lyndhurst (NB: please allow 10min extra to get through Lyndhurst – traffic is generally bad!)

Turn left onto slip road at Holmsley Tea Rooms (signed ‘Setthorns Campsite‘ & ‘Burley Manor Hotel‘)

Follow general directions as below

From the South:

Take A35 north from Christchurch.

Turn left onto slip road at Holmsley Tea Rooms (signed ‘Setthorns Campsite‘ & ‘Burley Manor Hotel‘)

Follow general directions as below

General Directions:

Turn right onto minor road, towards Setthorns’, ‘Sway’, ‘Brockenhurst’.

Travel east for 2km, over cattle grid, follow road up and left, to car park(s).

Please pass the entrance to ‘Wilverley Enclosure‘ (you should see a Marshall)

Please turn left into ‘Wilverley Plane’ (you should see another Marshal!)

We do not have exclusive use of the plane or the enclosure so, please respect any members of the general public and their animals (i.e. dog walkers, horse riders…), who may be present during the event.  The event will be cup-less (other than for hot drinks) but water will be available and there will be a selection of cakes and bakes for your post-race enjoyment.  There is a single toilet block available as shown on the map.
Thank you and we look forward to receiving you.

Chris Aplin – RD
New Forest Runners