(1/4) Midweek Score,Towneley EastWed 06 June, 2018

Local level event

Explanation of Event levels

  • Training events are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport.
  • Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Most clubs run some 'mini series' throughout the year as local mid week events.
  • Regional events attract participants from around the local Region.
  • National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away,
  • Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships or the annual JK competition.



Link to Routegadget now added - You need to manually enter your name and time when drawing your course.

Simple results including penalty points
RouteGadget A bit of a muddle with the control numbers! Sorry about that.
Andy has "corrected" the results by amending to the actual control box numbers. Routegadget is now available - You will need to manually enter your name and time when drawing your route.

Judging by the post-event discussion and the number of complaints about stinging nettles, you must have all enjoyed your runs. Some impressive results.
Whilst collecting controls that were surrounded by long grass it was possible to see the wide variety of routes to and from the control. Interesting - just as the planner hoped!

The League Table drawn up by points value after one week is available under Downloadable Documents below Best three events out of four will contribute to your final tally. Overall winners will be determined after event 4. Just for the record, in the week 1 league table results for Towneley East I have had to deduct points from three competitors who took controls out of order - two on MINI and one on MAXI. Remeber for next week: vistit all or any 10s, before 15s, before 20s.

Next week the control numbers will be as intended: 10 points 101 to 107, 15 points 111 to 117, 20 points 121 to 127. Good luck every one.

Pre-event details below here:

Midweek SCORE Series. Event 1 of 4.

This is the first event in the June Wednesday evening series designed for competition, practice and training.

Simple format - See below for scoring rules:

Open to all abilities - novice, junior and adult competitors.

Turn up and go.

Weeks: (1) Towneley East, (2) Wilson Field, (3) Lee Quarry, (4) FINALE Towneley Colliery.


Is a web browser app for sharing and comparing orienteering routes. You can draw your own route or upload a GPS track from your watch. It also allows you to watch an animated replay with a simulated mass start.

Go to the Pendle Forest Routegadget now

Last updated: Sat 02 February, 2019

Location Info

Near: Burnley
Lat,Lng: 53.77816,-2.21748
OS Grid Ref: SD857314
Postcode: BB11 3RQ

Open an interactive map in:
GoogleMap - Streetmap (OS 50k)
OpenStreetMap - BingMap (OS 50k)

Directions / Parking

Enter Towneley Park via the main gate off Todmorden Road. (Set your Satnav to BB11 3ER for the park entrance, or BB11 3RQ for Towneley Hall.) Proceed along the park road and then after 1km bear left at the road fork. Follow the road around to the main Riverside car park. Fee £1.50 all day (8AM til 10PM) in the meter.

Registration will be in the car park.

Registration and Start times

Registration: 6:15 to 7:00PM

Starts: 6:30 to 7:15PM

Courses close at 8:00PM.

Course Information

45 Minute Score series: Two courses:

MAXI Course: TD5/4 (21 controls). Maximum score - 315 points per event
Control numbers: 101 to 107 -10 points, 111 to 117 - 15 points, 121 to 127 - 20 points.
Small area rules: Visit 10s, before 15s, before 20s.
10 points penalty per minute late, or part thereof.

MINI Course: TD4/3 (14 controls). Maximum score - 175 points per event.
Control numbers: 101 to 107 -10 points, 111 to 117 - 15 points.
Small area rules: Visit 10s, before 15s.
5 points penalty per minute late, or part thereof.

Control descriptions on the map will be IOF symbols.

A league table will be published weekly. Best 3 to count to the final result.

Map updated 2018. Scale 1:7500.

Start, Finish and all controls will use traditional dibbing, i.e. not contactless.

Entry Details

Seniors (M/W21+) £5

Juniors M/W20-) £2

First time orienteers, Free.

Dibber hire will be £1 and £40 if lost! (Note:These are conventional dibbers and NOT SIAC)

Dog restrictions

Dogs not allowed to run on courses. However, they may be exercised after the event under strict control. Doggy etiquette must be observed. Dog wardens patrol the park!


Toilets at parking..

Contacts / Officials

Planner: George Crawford-Smith PFO, Controller: N/A, Organiser: George Crawford-Smith PFO