(1/4) Midweek Score, Towneley East, Jun 6 2018

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Date of event: Wed 06th Jun 18
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Burnley, Lancs

Midweek SCORE Series.  Event 1 of 4.

This is the first event in the June Wednesday evening series designed for competition, practice and training.

Simple format - See below for scoring rules:

  • MAXI (21 controls) = hard score course
  • MINI (14 controls) = medium score course

Open to all abilities - novice, junior and adult competitors.

Turn up and go.

Weeks: (1) Towneley East,  (2) Wilson Field, (3) Lee Quarry, (4) FINALE Towneley Colliery.

events location

Location & Directions

Enter Towneley Park via the main gate off Todmorden Road. (Set your Satnav to BB11 3ER for the park entrance, or BB11 3RQ for Towneley Hall.) Proceed along the park road and then after 1km bear left at the road fork. Follow the road around to the main Riverside car park. Fee £1.50 all day (8AM til 10PM) in the meter.
Registration will be in the car park.

Nearest town: Burnley, Lancs
Grid Ref: SD857314
Postcode: BB11 3RQ
Latitude: 53.77816
Longitude: -2.21748
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Course information

45 Minute Score series:  Two courses:

MAXI Course: TD5/4 (21 controls).  Maximum score - 315 points per event
Control numbers: 101 to 107 -10 points, 111 to 117 - 15 points, 121 to 127 - 20 points. 
Large area rules:  Visit controls in any order.
10 points penalty per minute late, or part thereof.

MINI Course:  TD4/3 (14 controls).  Maximum score - 175 points per event.
Control numbers: 101 to 107 -10 points, 111 to 117 - 15 points.
Large area rules:  Visit controls in any order.
5 points penalty per minute late, or part thereof.

Control descriptions on the map will be IOF symbols.

A league table will be published weekly.  Best 3 to count to the final result.

Map updated 2018. Scale 1:7500.



Registration: 6:15 to 7:00PM
Starts: 6:30 to 7:15PM
Courses close at 8:00PM.

Entry Details

Seniors (M/W21+) £5
Juniors M/W20-) £2
First time orienteers, Free.
Dibber hire will be £1 and £40 if lost!


Planner: Bill Griffiths PFO
Organiser: George Crawford-Smith PFO
Controller: N/A
Contact: For general enquiries -

Info for dog owners

Dogs not allowed to run on courses.  However, they may be exercised after the event under strict control.  Doggy etiquette must be observed.  Dog wardens patrol the park!


Toilets at parking..

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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About the area/map

Townley Park, Burnley

Towneley Park near the centre of Burnley is large and varied, with Towneley House and visitor centre as the centrepiece.  The area is crossed by formal paths in the open areas and informal paths through rough scrub, rhododendrons and semi-mature plantations that surround the playing fields and two golf courses.  There are a lot of water features, streams, ditches, ponds, marshes and the main river.  Don't be surprised if you encounter a deep ravine, a tunnel, a memorial or a route choice through a building.  Winning times are usually fast.

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Posted by George Crawford-Smith