Lee Quarry, Sep 20 2014

Long view.,

Date of event: Sat 20th Sep 14
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Bacup, Rossendale


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Progression event suitable for beginners, intermediates and seasoned competitors.  Courses at Easy to 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.

Lee Quarry is a mecca for mountain bikers.  The spoiltips and fingers create intricate circuits for bikes and route choices for orienteers.  Courses will be planned to avoid conflict with riders, but do take care to avoid running along narrow bike trails, especially downhill single tracks.

events location


Nearest town: Bacup, Rossendale
Grid Ref: SD862218
Postcode: OL13 0DH
Latitude: 53.69223
Longitude: -2.20804
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Planner: Stephen Horrocks PFO
Organiser: Graham Horrocks PFO
Controller: N/A
Contact: For general enquiries -

Info for dog owners

Please no dogs on courses.  There will be mountain bikers in the area.



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Long view.,

Long view.

Another long view,

Another long view

Typical terrain,

Typical terrain

Control site on the 2013 Score event,

Control site on the 2013 Score event

High crags - to be avoided,

High crags - to be avoided

About the area/map

Lee Quarry, Bacup

Lee Quarry is well known to mountainbikers, who have created trails around, up and down the old spoil tips.  Rossendale Borough Council now manage the site and have made safe the most dangerous parts (e.g. 10m vertical crags) and improved many of the natural tracks.

For foot-O the interest is in the complex contour detail.  The terrain is hard, fast and undulating with many steep slopes to overcome.  There is no undergrowth!  Staying in touch with the map is the name of the game.

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Posted by George Crawford-Smith