(1/3) Autumn Series, Stubbylee, Sep 24 2017

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Date of event: Sun 24th Sep 17
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Bacup, Rossendale

Event 1 of 3 in the Autumn Intro Series at Stubbylee and Moorland Parks in Bacup.

There are two adjacent parks with the usual mix of paths, buildings, play areas, grassland and woodland.  In addition there are some unusual contour, rock and water features.  The main parks offer fast running, but there is a steep wooded escarpment to the west. The Light Green course will also visit a contoured quarry area.

The parks have a rich history, previously being owned by the Holt family and then local mill owners the Maden family. Their former home, the prominent Stubbylee Hall in the centre of the park is Grade II listed.  Recent ground works have added new features to the area including a BMX course.

The park is also home to the Stubbylee Community Greenhouses and the new cafe.  Both are staffed by volunteer trainees.

Rossendale Harriers 50th Mini Mountain Marathon (in conjunction with PFO CAPRICORN) is taking place on Cowpe Moor on the same day and at the same time as our Stubbylee event.  The two events are sharing Parking and Registration.  See flyer in Downloadable Documents below.

events location

Location & Directions

Off the A681 at Futures Park, signed for Lee Quarry mountain bike trails.
Registration is 800m level walk along New Line, a busy road, so children must be accompanied, as there are two road crossings. Allow 5-10 minutes. Entrance to the park for Registration is through the SECOND entrance (a narrow access road).
Take your money (for the cafe), equipment and spare clothing with you.

Nearest town: Bacup, Rossendale
Grid Ref: SD863218
Postcode: OL13 0BB
Latitude: 53.69346
Longitude: -2.20773
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Course information

Course offer (provisional details):
Course: Length: Climb: Technical
Difficulty:
White 1.1km 25m TD1. Low Start.
Yellow 1.5km 50m TD2. Low Start.
Orange 2.0km 60m TD3. Low Start.
Light Green 3.7km 180m TD4. High Start.

White, Yellow and Orange will use the Low Start, which is near to both Registration and the Finish in the park.  Allow 1 minute to reach the Low Start from Registration.
[White, Yellow and Orange are short compared to usual orienteering courses.  You might want to run more than one course.  Please ask at Registration.]

Light Green will start independently in the quarry area at the High Start, which is reached by returning to parking, then following the taped route to the High Start.   Allow 5-10 minutes (450m steep walk) to reach the High Start from parking.  The Finish is in the park near to Registration.

The CAPRICORN & Rossendale Harriers 50th Mini Mountain Marathon will also use the High Start.  Pre-entry for the MMM via SI Entries.

Times

Registration from 10:00 to 11:30
Starts from 10:30 to 12:00
Courses close at 13:00

Entry Details

EOD only
Adults £5.00, Juniors £2.00
Dibber hire £1, but £40 if lost.

Officials:

Planner: Mary Barton-Marshall PFO
Organiser: George Crawford-Smith PFO
Controller: Jim Mitchell PFO
Contact: For general enquiries -

Info for dog owners

Please do not take dogs on courses, but you may exercise them afterwards.  Please keep your dog under close control and observe usual canine etiquette.

Facilities

Cafe and toilets in the park at Registration.

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Downloadable Documents

Flyer for Rossendale Harriers 50 & PFO CAPRICORN,

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About the area/map

Stubbylee & Moorland Parks

There are two adjacent parks with the usual mix of paths, buildings, play areas, grassland and woodland.  In addition there are some unusual contour, rock and water features.  The main parks offer fast running, but there is a steep wooded escarpment to the west. 

The parks have a rich history, previously being owned by the Holt family and then local mill owners the Maden family. Their former home, the prominent Stubbylee Hall in the centre of the park is Grade II listed.  Recent ground works have added new features to the area including a BMX course. 

The park is also home to the Stubbylee Community Greenhouses and the new cafe.  Both are staffed by volunteer trainees.

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Posted by George Crawford-Smith