Brun Valley Forest ParkSat 22 May, 2021

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: Wed 07 April, 2021

Location Info

Near: Burnley, Lancs
Lat,Lng: 53.79711,-2.22784
OS Grid Ref: SD851334
Postcode: BB10 3LB

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Directions / Parking

Signposted off Queen's Park Road, Burnley. From the gate, proceed along the access road and park as directed.

If you are unfamiliar with Burnley, the best approach is to find Burnley Turf Moor football ground, then proceed north on the A6144, Belvadere Road, turn right at the first lights by the new Fire Station on to Ormerod Road, then after 400m left at the roundabout on to Queen's Park Road. After 250m enter the gate on the right and follow the access road.

Map / Terrain

Brun Valley Forest Park is adjacent to more formal parks (no dogs permitted), so there is a combination of fast grassland and traditional forest.

The forest area runs along either bank of the River Brun and its tributaries. It is a patchwork of mature standing forest, old mine workings partly covered with regenerated young plantation and some contoured fields. There is a network of paths for public access around Rowley Lake and the forest. The new pedestrian river bridge makes planning the shorter courses much easier. See course information for river crossing details.

Other users: Brun Valley is popular with walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders. Please give way to other users. There are two vehicle access roads that run partway through the competition area. There is very little traffic as they serve only a handful of properties and some small car parks. All courses will use these roads, so do take special care when you run across or along them.

Registration and Start times

There is no Registration as all entries are on-line (see below).

Dibber collection from 10:00 till 12:00.
from 10:30 till 12:30.
Courses close at 14:30.

Course Information

Courses: Length: Climb: Technical difficulty
Brown Provisional
Blue 5.5k to 7.5k TBA TD5: A3 map
Short Blue4.5k to 6.5kTBATD5: A4 map
Green 3.5k to 5.5k TBA TD5: A4 map
Short Green 3.0k to 4.0k TBA TD5: A4 map
Light Green 3.0k to 4.0k TBA TD4: A4 map
Orange 2.5k to 3.5k TBA TD3: A4 map
Yellow 2.0k to 2.9k TBA TD2: A4 map
White Not available. Area not

Courses may be long compared to recommendation due to some long running legs on easy terrain.

All course maps will be at a scale of 1:7500. Longer courses maps are A3, all others are A4. Loose descriptions can be downloaded here in the week before the event.

Distances from Parking: To Start TBA. From Finish TBA.

River crossing: Shorter courses will use only bridge crossings, but longer courses may need to ford the main river. When the river is shallow in dry weather, there are many easy fording points, too numerous to mark on the map. There is one crossing point marked on the map which is usually fordable even in medium conditions. However, after heavy rain, wading may be dangerous, in which case bridge crossings will be made mandatory by the controller.

Start and Finish boxes must be punched. All course controls are contactless for those who have a contactless SI dibber.

Entry Details

Pre-entry only: Via SI Entries from 24th April until Wednesday 19th May. No EOD.

Adult (M/W21+) BOF members £8.00, Non-members £10.00.
Junior (M/W20-) BOF members £3.00, Non-members £4.00.
Dibber hire £1.00, but £40 if lost. (Note: These are conventional dibbers and NOT Contactless SIAC)

If the event needs to be cancelled the PFO Event Cancellation Policy will apply.

Dog restrictions

Dogs are permitted under control in the car park. Dogs are not permitted on courses. You may exercise your dogs responsibly in the forest park after your run.


Portaloos at parking. (Subject to confirmation.)

Map legend can be downloaded here.

Contacts / Officials

Planners: Gillian Rowan-Wilde & Judith Wood PFO.
Controller: Jim Mitchell PFO,
Organiser: TBA