(1/3) Spring Series, Stubbylee, Feb 9 2019

Stables Cafe,

Date of event: Sat 09th Feb 19
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Bacup, Rossendale

Important note:  This is an AFTERNOON event with first starts at 13:00.  The late start enables anyone who participates in other Saturday morning sports to engage in both activities.

Event 1 of 4 of our Spring Intro Series at Stubbylee and Moorland Parks in Bacup.

There are two adjacent parks with a 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. Stubbylee Hall (Grade II listed), their former home, is in the centre of the park.  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 Stables Cafe.  Both are staffed by volunteer trainees.  Please visit after your run.

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 1.0 to 1.9k TBA TD1. Low Start.
Yellow 2.0 to 2.9k TBA TD2. Low Start.
Orange 2.5 to 3.5k TBA TD3. Low Start.
Light Green 3.0 to 4.0k TBA TD4. High Start.

White, Yellow and Orange will use the Low Start, which is near to Registration.  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 600m taped route from Registration with 80m of height gain.   Allow 10 to 15 minutes 

The Finish for all courses is in the park near to Registration and download.

Times

Registration: From 12:30 to 13:30
Starts: From 13:00 to 14:00.
Courses Close: At 4:00PM.

Entry Details

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

Officials:

Planner: TBA
Organiser: TBA
Controller: N/A
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.

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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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Stables Cafe,

Stables Cafe

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Posted by George Crawford-Smith