Wednesday Evening Score [3]: Towneley Colliery, Jun 19 2013

Date of event: Wed 19th Jun 13
Type of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Towneley Colliery, Burnley


Results including splits

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.

Remaining Events in the Series:
Week: Date: Area: Location: Car Park:
Week 3 19th June Healey Heights &
Towneley Colliery
Burnley Todmorden Road CP, Burnley.
Free after 6:00PM.
BB11 3QT
Week 4
26th June Lee Quarry Bacup Futures Park,
OL13 0DH

See also Downloadable Flyer  for June events ............

events location


Nearest town: Towneley Colliery, Burnley
Grid Ref: SD850306
Postcode: BB11 3QT
Latitude: 53.77198
Longitude: -2.22739
Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)


Planner: George Crawford-Smith PFO
Organiser: Bill Griffiths PFO
Controller: N/A
Contact: Series co-ordinator:

Info for dog owners

No dogs, please - road hazard and farmland to cross.



Downloadable Documents

Score League standings after 3 weeks (PDF), Score League Standings after 3 weeks (DOCX),

About the area/map

Healey Heights & Towneley Colliery

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. 

Read more about the Healey Heights & Towneley Colliery area and map


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Posted by Steve Wilson