6 hour rogaine


Rydal (14km west of Lithgow)


Sunday 16th June, 9:00 start

How Much:

Full cost $70, Concession $50

Entries Close:



  • Breakfast available from 7:00am
  • Novice briefing 8:30am
  • Event briefing 8:45
  • Event start 9:00am
  • Event finish 3:00pm
  • Camping available Friday, Saturday and Sunday night (no additonal cost).


Get ready! It’s that time of year again – the 61st Paddy Pallin rogaine will be based at Rydal and include parts of Lidsdale State Forest and Marrangaroo National Park. The event, as usual, is a 6 hour event from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday 16th June.

This year the Paddy Pallin will be held in conjunction with a Navigation training day on the Saturday, with all entrants for the Nav day receiving concession entries to the PP so that they can practise their newly acquired skills.

Rydal is an interesting area and the surrounding forest is a great place for rogaining. It is mostly clear of troublesome undergrowth and has few steep areas. There is an extensive track network.

The course is quite compact. With shorter distances between controls and relatively open terrain, with a good track network to use to re-orient if something goes wrong, it is an ideal location for novice and less experienced or occasional rogainers.  Experienced, competitive rogainers will have a reasonable chance of clearing the course – even given a couple of quite challenging controls just for them!

Camping will be available at Rydal showground from Fri afternoon to Sunday early evening. We’ve performed all the ritual sacrifices, so any inclement weather will not be the organisers’ fault! Even if you’re not doing the Nav exercise, come up for the Saturday as well and have a look around the area. Rydal has a small pub that offers weekend accommodation, though you will have to be quick off the mark. Lithgow and Bathurst are also within reasonable travelling distance if camping doesn’t appeal. The small arms factory museum at Lithgow is worth a visit and racing fans can head to Bathurst for a circuit of Mt Panorama – much scarier on the track than the TV makes it look.

There is no store or takeaway food available in Rydal, so the Sat evening meal and Sun breakfast combo is recommended. For coffee addicts, the caterers are bringing a coffee machine.

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