(3/4) Dean Clough, POSTPONED to 1/10/16, Feb 20 2016

Date of event: Sat 20th Feb 16
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Blackburn

POSTPONED to 1st October 2016.


Spring Series event 3 of 4.  Each successive event offers more technical orienteering.

The area provides good fast running with technical challenge and route choice options.

Terrain:  The competition area is a combination of fields, rough pasture and woodland that is the catchment area for Dean Clough reservoir.  There are old excavations, walls, fences, contour detail and rock features.

Map:  Updated in 2013 together with the addition of Billington Wood.

events location


Nearest town: Blackburn
Grid Ref: SD714321
Postcode: BB6 7UY
Latitude: 53.78540
Longitude: -2.43393
Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)


Planner: TBA
Organiser: George Crawford-Smith PFO
Controller: TBA.
Contact: For general enquiries -

Info for dog owners

No dogs on courses.  This is sheep country.  Parking is adjacent to a sometimes busy road and dogs are a potential liability.  Keep under close control.


There are no facilities at the parking lay-by.

View over Dean Clough reservoirs towards Pendle Hi,

About the area/map

Dean Clough

Dean Clough is the water catchment area for two reservoirs west of Great Harwood.  The area is very runnable, being mostly sheep grazed rough open fields, but with drainage features, old workings, plantations and ruins.  The largest plantation offers good technical orienteering.  An extension to the north-east of the original map was added for the Night & Day event in December 2013, comprising Billington wood and Spring Bank.  This extension adds some classic forest, steep scarp, quarry, crag and gorse features).

Read more about the Dean Clough area and map


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