CANCELLED:  Marsden Park Micr-O, Sep 22 2018

Date of event: Sat 22nd Sep 18
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Nelson, Lancs

EVENT CANCELLED - due to non-availability of our registration point and absence of key officials.  Our apologies.


Autumn Series Micr-O event 1 of 3.

Marsden Park has a lot of orienteering features in a small area.  The area comprises fast open running, but contrasted with contoured woodland.  Courses from White to Green, with longer courses being run as a 3-leg one-person relay.   The map is draw to ISSOM (Sprint) format and the courses have fast route choice decisions.   See course table for permitted leg combinations.

Courses are run within the park boundary and are suitable for all abilities from beginner through to expert. 

events location


Nearest town: Nelson, Lancs
Grid Ref: SD878381
Postcode: BB9 8BW
Latitude: 53.83946
Longitude: -2.18564
Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)


Planner: Gillian Rowan-Wilde PFO
Organiser: George Crawford-Smith PFO
Controller: N/A
Contact: For general enquiries -

Info for dog owners

No dogs on courses.  Dogs may be exercised under control after your run.


Toilets on site.

About the area/map

Marsden Park, Nelson

Marsden Park in Nelson is a well maintained public park which includes a lot of orienteering features.  There are numerous paths and tracks.

Off track, most of the park is fast runnable terrain but there are numerous areas of thicket and hedges that add interest and route choice.  The park is divided by a deep valley with many contour and water features.

The 2013 map is drawn to ISSOM standards at a scale of 1:2500.  There are numerous uncrossable features in the park including hedges, crags, walls and fences.  There are several levels in the park divided by uncrossable walls.

Read more about the Marsden Park, Nelson area and map


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Posted by George Crawford-Smith