Wednesday Evening Score : Towneley Colliery, Jun 19 2013
Date of event: Wed 19th Jun 13
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Towneley Colliery, Burnley
Another tough evening in the forest. Towneley Colliery is an old favouite, but Healey Heights (new to orienteering) proved to be more fun and more interesting than the map would suggest. It was an introduction to social life in Burnley on a balmy summer's evening. On collecting 115 I found a tree full of laid back teenagers tending a large camp fire and guarding our control!
Look at the results and look at the League Standings (as downloadable documents below).
It's all hotting up for the FINALE at Lee Quarry. Be there!
Original event details below here:
This is the third event in the June Wednesday evening series.
Evening series designed for competition, practice and training.
Simple format – Open to all abilities - Turn up and go.
Week 3 is Healey Heights & Towneley Colliery, Burnley.
|Week 3||19th June||
Healey Heights &
Todmorden Road CP, Burnley.
Free after 6:00PM.
|26th June||Lee Quarry||Bacup||
See also Downloadable Flyer for June events ............
Planner: George Crawford-Smith PFO
Organiser: Bill Griffiths PFO
Contact: Series co-ordinator:
Info for dog owners
No dogs, please - road hazard and farmland to cross.
About the area/map
The addition of Healey Heights to the often used Towneley Colliery more than doubles the competition area. HOwever, there is a quiet road and some lanes and tracks to traverse before reaching the Heights from the Colliery.
The Colliery gives some detailed orienteering amongst the old spoils, buildings and gullies. There is a deep stream valley too.
This is now linked to Healey Heights (or Healey Woods) which is another ex-mining area but less detailed, though there are some unusual features and tricky parts. Take care with your route choice between the two areas.
Please note: when entering our events your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports.
Posted by Steve Wilson