(4/4) Calf Hey Regional - Spring Series, Apr 7 2018

The long view over Calf Hey Reservoir,

Date of event: Sat 07th Apr 18
Type of event: District (C)
Nearest town: Haslingden, Lancashire

Important note:  This is a traditional MORNING event with first starts from 10:30.  The previous 3 events in the Spring Series have afternoon starts from 13:00.

PFO Spring Series, event 4 of 4.  Calf Hey.

Week by week courses are offered of gradually increasing difficulty and length.  This event offers courses from Yellow to Brown.

Calf Hey offers fast running through much of the area.  However, the slopes above the reservoir are steep in places contributing to greater climb and shorter courses.  The competition area includes a good path network around the reservoir, technical conifer and beech woodland on the flanks of the valley, and open moorland on the tops.  Here there is a complex mix of pits, knolls, marshes and ruins left by old quarry workings.

WARNING:  The main car park and Registration are on the opposite side of the main road to the competition area.  The road crossing en route to the start and back from the finish will be manned, but we recommend that young children are accompanied.

events location

Location & Directions

Parking is easily accessible via the B6232 / A6077 Grane Road (50mph speed limit and cameras in places) which links J5 of the M65 to the A56 at Haslingden. But do take care as this is a fast and busy road.
Parking will be both in roadside lay-bys and at Clough Head information centre/cafe (Registration). However this car park is restricted as we need to leave space for the general public.
Adults with no children should park in the wide lay-bys about 500m west of the main car park (lay-bys on both sides of the road - so no need to make a U-turn). The road here is wide but do take care walking on the verge to Registration.
Adults with young children should use the main Clough Head car park.

Nearest town: Haslingden, Lancashire
Grid Ref: SD752231
Postcode: BB4 4AU
Latitude: 53.70407
Longitude: -2.37850
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Course information

Registration:  Bring you personal dibber to Registration to speed up the process!
Provisional Course Offer:
Course: Length: Climb: Technical
Brown 8.5k to 12.0k TBA TD5 = very hard
Blue 5.5k to 7.5k TBA TD5
Green 3.5k to 5.0k TBA TD5
Light Green 3.0k to 4.0k TBA TD4 = hard
Orange 2.5k to 3.5k TBA TD3 = moderate
Yellow 2.0k to 2.9k TBA TD2 = easy

The walk to the Start (downhill) and return from the Finish (uphill) crosses the main road.

The road crossing will be marshaled.

The map is drawn to ISOM2017 standard at a scale of 1:7500.


Registration 10:00 till 12:00
Starts from 10:30 till 12:30
Courses close at 14:30

Entry Details

Adults £7.00
Juniors £3.00
Dibber hire £1.00, but £40.00 if lost.


Planner: TBA
Organiser: TBA
Controller: TBA
Contact: For general enquiries -

Info for dog owners

This is sheep country - no dogs on courses.  Dogs may be exercised after the event under control.


Cafe.  Public toilets.

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.

Image of the Calf Hey map

About the area/map

Calf Hey

Calf Hay is a typical Lancastrian water catchment area with a mix of grazing land, forest and rough open moorland.  Old ruins, tracks and quarry workings from a past industrial age add interesting features to the area.  This gives rise to some fast running coupled with complex navigation approaching control sites.  Steep-sided water catchment ravines are difficult to cross and compromise route choice.

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The long view over Calf Hey Reservoir,

The long view over Calf Hey Reservoir

Good path network,

Good path network

Traditional forest,

Traditional forest

Steep in places,

Steep in places

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Posted by George Crawford-Smith