NEW DATE & ROAD CLOSURE/ACCESS Firestone Copse – 12th November 2023


As of Saturday afternoon Firestone Copse is accessible from both ends. Hopefully this is still the case on Sunday morning. We apologise if this is not so and you have to U-turn and approach from the other end, Wight Fibre have been vague about which end to gain entry!


The road between Wootton and Havenstreet has ‘Road Closed’ signs at both ends due to Wight Fibre work over the next couple of weeks. We have been assured that access to Firestone Copse car park will be possible. Wight Fibre are starting work at the Wootton end, therefore access to the car park would only possible from the Havenstreet end. This will be confirmed later this week. Please check back here at the weekend for any further update.

NEW DATE: Event rescheduled for Sunday 12th November.

UPDATE SUNDAY 29th OCT 08:00hrs: The Firestone Event is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

Wight Orienteers invite you to their Level D orienteering event at Firestone Copse on 12th November 2023. Parking at Firestone Main Car Park and Loading Bay other Side of the road. Please car share if possible.

Location: Firestone Copse, nr. Ryde, Isle of Wight
Date: Sunday 12/11/2023
Registration: 10:00 – 12:00
Starts: 10:30 – 12:00
Grid Reference: Parking & registration at Firestone Copse main car park (SZ558910)
Courses: Two Score courses
Cost: British Orienteering adult members £3.00, adult non-members £5.00, family group £6.00, Juniors £1.00.
Other: Dogs to be kept on leads
Organiser: Glyn Williams
Courses close 2pm.
This event takes place on Forestry Commission land with their kind permission.

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