JC did dare me to call it that
I am glad you went through with the dare... Yorkshire hill just doesn't do the area justice.
Glad to see that I am such an influencer :)
(also, how can a lake be a hill???)
Back when it was named, Coliban Water did not want any publicity of their approval of an orienteering event inside the fence. No press releases were to identify the use of the area and Coliban Water was not to be mentioned. Inside the Fence was not seen as an appropriate map name in those circumstances. Yorkshire Hill is the name of the largest historic mine in the area.
If we are talking about unofficial names, now that the difficult Park Ranger in Crusoe has "left", if we ever get to use the Crusoe Reservoir area again we should call that "The Beach". We were specifically asked not to use that name by said Ranger as he didn't want to remind Council of their past plan to create a swimming beach in the area. It would have destroyed his medium term strategy of locking people out of the reserve to protect his precious nesting boxes.
I sometimes wonder if we will get to use the area again, as Coliban seem to be getting more guarded, the more we use it.
I received this from them, the day before the event, 'Can you please ensure that as part of this briefing that everyone is made aware that a number of mine shafts are located in the area. This includes open shafts and minor depressions (visible to the eye) and others that have been capped but are unlikely to be visible. Where possible, walking on tracks is strongly advisable.'
I didn't know what to make of the last sentence?? This was coming from someone that I had walked around the whole area checking the mineshafts, and who had a copy of all the courses
'Where possible, walking on tracks is strongly advisable.' Seriously, do people know what Orienteering is!!