Spring Series (2/4)AlkincoatsSat 08 February, 2020

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.

Last updated: Fri 08 November, 2019

Important note: This is an AFTERNOON event with first starts at 13:00. The late start enables anyone who participates in other Saturday morning sports to engage in both activities.

Event 2 of 4 of our Spring Intro Series is in Alkincoats Park, Colne. White, Yellow and Orange are introductory courses specifically aimed at novices and juniors. A Light Green or Technical course will provide navigation and route choices for more experienced orienteers.

Location Info

Near: Colne
Lat,Lng: 53.86386,-2.18030
OS Grid Ref: SD882408
Postcode: BB8 9SF

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Directions / Parking

From the west (M65/A6068) and from the east (A6068), turn north on to Harrison Drive at the traffic light controlled roundabout (with a building in the middle). Follow Harrison Drive uphill until it terminates at the rugby club car park.

Registration and parking here.

Map / Terrain

Alkincoats is a combination of classic parkland, sports pitches, wild areas and woodland.

Registration and Start times

Registration: From 12:30 to 13:30
Starts: From 13:00 to 14:00
Courses Close: At 3:30PM

Course Information

Course offer (provisional details)
Course: Length: Climb: Notes:
White 1.0 to 1.9k TBA TD1= Very easy.
Yellow 2.0 to 2.9k TBA TD2 = Easy.
Orange 2.5 to 3.5k TBA TD3= Moderate.
Light Green
or Technical

3.0 to 4.0k TBA TD4 = Hard

Both the Start and the Finish will be less than 5 minutes walk from Registration.

Entry Details

EOD only

Adults £5.00, Juniors £2.00

Dibber hire £1, but £40 if lost.

Dog restrictions

No dogs on courses.
Dogs may be exercised in the competition area after your run. Please observe canine etiquette.


Toilets at Registration. Pavilion Cafe, with a full and varied menu, is by the bowling green in the park.


For general enquiries -

Contacts / Officials

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