timbean talks about Orienteering Blackholes – places in the UK where not much goes on – at least this time of year – in terms of events.
Looking at my Map of Orienteering Events, there certainly are some interesting patterns – the icons show events happening in the next ten weeks. The big clusters are around London, the Severn Estuary, and the Peak District. Hardly anything is going in East Anglia (possibly due to vegetation at this time of year), North Wales, or Hampshire/Dorset.
Surprisingly, very little is happening in Scotland either – considering that Scotland remains in condition until later in the summer, and that the best terrain in the UK is up here, it is odd that so little is going on. Maybe the Scots are bad at registering their events with the BOF, from which the map is largely derived? I certainly know some of the SE region clubs are, because I supplement the official listings with information gleaned from club websites – for the London area only.