Spring Series (4/4)Calf Hey RegionalSat 07 April, 2018

Regional 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.



Results, splits and colour standards


Orienteers have become used to high spec and high tech equipment at major events. PFO trialled both SIAC contactless controls and a new (BOF approved) printer for the competition maps. It seems both met with approval as I didn't hear any adverse comments. At least we know that the printing does not wear off in the rain!

One apology: we forgot to print loose descriptions.

Controller's Comments:

Just a quick thank everyone who helped out yesterday at Calf Hey, another successful event where we trialled the use of SIAC in preparation for our event in Hurstwood on 8th and 9th
of September. Would all PFO members make a note of this date as we will need all hands on deck to ensure the smooth delivery of the Senior Home International event and the relays as well as the National event running in parallel to the international competitions.

Judith Wood PFO - Controller

Planner's Comments:

Thank you for all the positive comments received at the download tent. Calf Hey has changed somewhat since I last planned courses here and not for the better with planned clearances and natural windblown making the going quite challenging in places. I owe Judith a debt of gratitude for her assistance in the planning stages as I was unable to get to the area when I needed to and it was Judith who did all the hard work taping control sites and feeding back up to date information to allow a lot of tweaking of the original plans. I hope we were able to offer something for everyone and that you enjoyed the challenge of competing at Calf Hey at it's very wettest.

Tom Gray PFO - Planner.

Pre-event details below here:

Important note: This is a traditional MORNING event with first starts from 10:30.

PFO Spring Series, event 4 of 4. Courses from Yellow to Brown.

Calf Hey offers fast running through much of the area. However, the slopes above the reservoir are steep in places contributing to greater climb and shorter courses. The competition area includes a good path network around the reservoir, technical conifer and beech woodland on the flanks of the valley, and open moorland on the tops. Here there is a complex mix of pits, knolls, marshes and ruins left by old quarry workings.

WARNING: The main car park and Registration are on the opposite side of the main road to the competition area. The road crossing en route to the start and back from the finish will be manned, but we recommend that young children are accompanied.


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Last updated: Sat 02 February, 2019

Location Info

Near: Haslingden, Lancs
Lat,Lng: 53.70407,-2.37850
OS Grid Ref: SD752231
Postcode: BB4 4AU

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Directions / Parking

Parking is easily accessible via the B6232 / A6077 Grane Road (50mph speed limit and cameras in places) which links J5 of the M65 to the A56 at Haslingden. But do take care as this is a fast and busy road.

Parking will be both in roadside lay-bys and at Clough Head information centre/cafe (Registration). However this car park is restricted as we need to leave space for the general public.

Adults with no children should park in the wide lay-bys about 500m west of the main car park (lay-bys on both sides of the road - so no need to make a U-turn). The road here is wide but do take care walking on the verge to Registration.

Adults with young children should use the main Clough Head car park.

Registration and Start times

Registration 10:00 till 12:00

Starts from 10:30 till 12:30

Courses close at 14:30

Course Information

Registration: Bring you personal dibber to Registration to speed up the process!
Provisional Course Offer:
Course: Length: Climb: Notes: Start:
Brown 6.4k 310m TD5 Upper
Blue 5.7k 240m TD5 Upper
Green 3.1k 125m TD5 Upper
Light Green 3.4k 155m TD4 Lower
Orange 2.8k 115m TD3 Lower
Yellow 2.1k 60m TD2 Lower

The map is drawn to ISOM2017 standard at a scale of 1:7500.

The walk to the Start (downhill) and return from the Finish (uphill) crosses the main road, which will be marshaled.

After crossing the road, the path goes downhill to the Finish point, a distance of 300m. Clothing can be left here at owner's risk.
The route to the Lower Start continues through a small car park for a further distance of 250m, whereas the route to the Upper Start crosses into the field by the Finish and follows the field boundary a further 150m. Routes will be taped.

Entry Details

Adults £7.00

Juniors £3.00

Dibber hire £1.00, but £40.00 if lost.

Dog restrictions

This is sheep country - no dogs on courses. Dogs may be exercised after the event under control.


Cafe. Public toilets.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Tom Gray PFO, Controller: Judith Wood PFO, Organiser: Bill Griffiths PFO