Calf Hey, Sep 27 2014

Rough open,

Date of event: Sat 27th Sep 14
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Haslingden, Lancashire


Calf Hey Results & Splits

Post event report:

Well done to our junios, Hannah, Jamie and George Tanner for planning and running the Calf Hey event.  You all did very well.  All the orienteers enjoyed the courses and it ran very smoothly. I hoped you learned some useful lessons about running events.  Thanks also to Judith Wood for controlling the event and for putting up with us.  Not to forget George CS for bringing the the kit from the garage, Carole Pilling, Tom Gray, Andy Wood and Mark Jesson for helping on the day.

Hamish Willis - Event Coordinator.


Progression event suitable for beginners, intermediates and experts.  Courses at Easy to Very technical standard.
If you are new to the sport come and learn about orienteering - the "Sport for All".  We welcome young or old, female or male, walkers or runners, beginners or experts.

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.

Built in 1860, Calf Hey is the upper reservoir of three in the glaciated Haslingden Grane valley.  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 is 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.

PARKING:  Please see section on parking for revised instructions.

events location


Nearest town: Haslingden, Lancashire
Grid Ref: SD752231
Postcode: BB4 4AU
Latitude: 53.70428
Longitude: -2.37599
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Planner: Hannah Goldswain PFO & Jamie Hoyle PFO
Organiser: George Tanner PFO
Controller: Judith Wood PFO
Contact: For general enquiries -

Info for dog owners

Please no dogs on courses as this is sheep and cattle country.
Dogs may be exercised under control after the event.


Cafe at parking/registration.  Public toilets.

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Rough open,

Rough open

Easy footpath,

Easy footpath

Lake shore,

Lake shore

Wooded scarp,

Wooded scarp

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.

Read more about the Calf Hey area and map


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Posted by George Crawford-Smith