Image of the Hurstwood map

The original Hurstwood map covers 12 sq km from Hurstwood to Cliviger.  It is a complex area of moors, reservoirs and a maze of spoils from old mineral workings.  It is 95% open moorland where contour interpretaion and compass work are the key navigational skills required.

The area has been used for orienteering on and off since the first map was produced from a photogramatic plot in 1989.  Unfortunately the origins of the map pre-date modern methods and no digital files exist.  There are only paper copies. 

PFO would like to recreate the map digitally so that orienteering may again take place on this complex area.  This will be subject to permission from the land owners, United Urtilities, and other interested parties such as Natural England.

The map attached represents only 15% of the total area but includes the most extensive spoils area.  We are indebted to John Ockenden for recreating this part of the map for a junior training camp in 2011 focusing on contour interpretation!  PFO updated the woodland areas for our club relay event in June 2013.  

Cliviger Hushings:  Glacial eratic limestone boulders, originating from Yorkshire, littered this gritstone area like manna from heaven.  Naturally the locals made good use of this gift, leaving behind the lime extraction spoils.  Lime extracted by this method was used in agriculture and building in earlier centries.
This area has been used for PFO events in the past.


Nearest town: Hurstwood, Burnley

events location

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The Cliviger Hushings., Noseyinround [2008-12-18]

The Cliviger Hushings.


Last edited: 09th Jun 13