(4/4) Midweek Score, FINALE Towneley Colliery, Jun 27 2018

Date of event: Wed 27th Jun 18
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Towneley Colliery, Burnley

Midweek SCORE Series.  Event 4 of 4.

This is the FINALE 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: (4) FINALE Towneley Colliery.

events location

Location & Directions

Change of parking information (01/06/18):
Park in the long lay-by on the west side of Todmorden Road opposite the golf club. Registration here.
Alternatively, park in the golf club car park.@ £1.50 unlimited. Other free lay-bys on Todmorden Rd exist, but involve a short walk to Registration.
Take care crossing the wide main road. Traffic often goes faster than the 40mph speed limit.
The Start is a short but steep walk from Registration. Less than 5 minutes. Finish in the same place.
The route goes through a narrow road tunnel under the railway. Be aware of cars approaching from either direction.

Nearest town: Towneley Colliery, Burnley
Grid Ref: SD847311
Postcode: BB11 3ED
Latitude: 53.77619
Longitude: -2.23260
Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)

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. 
Small area rules:  Visit 10s, before 15s, before 20s.
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.
Small area rules:  Visit 10s, before 15s.
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 2017. Scale 1:5000.

Start, Finish and all controls will use traditional dibbing, i.e. not contactless.


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! (Note: These are conventional dibbers and NOT SIAC).


Planner: Bill Griffiths PFO
Organiser: Bridget Jardine 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.


No 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.

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Posted by George Crawford-Smith