(4/4) Autumn SeriesTBC Aitken Wood & WhitehoughSun 18 October, 2020

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.

Last updated: Tue 17 March, 2020

Using Aitken Wood and Whitehough Outdoor Centre as the event centre.

Location Info

Near: Barley village.
Lat,Lng: 53.85808,-2.25620
Postcode: BB12 9LF

Open an interactive map in:
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Directions / Parking

Nearest postcode BB12 9LF. Please approach from the west (i.e. from Barley village) facing east. This will minimise the space required to park everyone. If you approach from the east (Roughlee direction) please drive past all O parked cars, turn around safely and return to park facing east.

Park as above and as directed by PFO marshals on Barley New Rd. Single file roadside parking (half-on / half-off the pavement) for cars, campers and minibuses.

Then allow 10 to 15 minutes walk to the Event Centre, depending on where you are able to park. Take everything you need, including money for entries. The Start is a further 10 minutes beyond the Event Centre.

Map / Terrain

Mostly runnable woodland but with scattered scrub, thickets and fallen trees in places. Areas of tussock are slow but passable. There are two adjacent areas of open moorland which will be visited by longer courses. Courses will also visit the grounds of Whitehough Outdoor Centre.

Aitken Wood is home to the Pendle Sculpture Trail. A number of new sculptures have been installed in the last 3 years.

Only ground based sculptures taller than 1m are marked on the map, using a special tall isosceles triangle symbol to distinguish them from more normal man-made features. Small or aerial sculptures are not marked. See example photos.

Registration and Start times

Registration: Open 10:00 till 12:00.
Starts: 10:30 to 12:30.
Courses close: 14:30.

Course Information

Course:Length:Climb:Technical Difficulty:
Brown (provisional)

8.5k to 12.0k

TBATD5. Map exchange
Blue5,5k to 7.5kTBATD5. Map exchange
Green3.5k to 5.0kTBATD5
Light Green3,0k to 4.0kTBATD4
Orange2.5k to 3.5kTBATD3
Yellow2.0k to 2.9kTBATD2

Main Start: Allow 10 to 15 minutes uphill walk from Registration. 600m with 40m height gain.
Yellow Start: Yellow only. Allow 5 minutes walk gently uphill. 150m.

There is ample room for tents near to Registration or by the Finish run-in.

Entry Details

Entry fees: Adult (M/W21+) £8.00
Junior £3.00 (M/W20-)

Dog restrictions

No dogs at the event centre or on courses. This is sheep country.
Dogs may be exercised locally near parking on the many public rights of way in the area. This is sheep country, so please keep dogs under strict control and on leads in stock fields.


Sheltered registration and equipment deposit. Toilets. Cake stall.

Nearby Barley village has a pub, cafe, tea rooms, restaurant and access to Pendle Hill.


Download the PFO entry form in advance. Complete and hand in at Registration:
PFO EOD Form v4 two per sheet

Contacts / Officials

Organiser - TBA
- Lee Gosling PFO

For general enquiries -