Autumn Series (1/4)Lee Quarry and Stubbylee ParkSat 25 September, 2021

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.



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Pre Event Info

Introductory event for juniors, novices and progressing orienteers. There will be a 'Technical' course in Lee Quarry for more seasoned competitors.

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

Event 1 of 4 of our Autumn Series at Stubbylee Park, Bacup.

The Yellow and Orange courses are introductory courses specifically aimed at novices and juniors. Experienced orienteers will find the Light Green (Technical) course "interesting" and challenging. The Technical course will venture up into Lee Quarry which then turns into a Sprint style course down to the parks.

The park is also home to the Stubbylee Community Greenhouses and the Stables Cafe.

Location Info

Near: Bacup
Lat,Lng: 53.69293,-2.20268
OS Grid Ref: SD866218
Postcode: OL13 0BB

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Directions / Parking

From the A681 (from Rawtenstall or Todmorden) or A671 (from Rochdale) turn on to New Line road. Parking will NOT be in Stubbylee Park. There is ample parking in Park Road (OL13 0BZ or What3Words: accordion.offices.certainly) and the industrial estate access road that has a T-junction with Park Road. Both roads are wide. A marshal will direct you.

Do not park on New Line as this is a very busy road.

From your parking location walk along New Line eastwards for 150m to the main park entrance. Take care crossing New Line. Children must be accompanied.

The other park entrance, opposite the Park Road junction, is out of bounds to orienteers.

Once in Stubbylee Park follow the access road curving slightly left. Toilet facilities on your right. Dibber collection and download are here. See below for distance to Starts.

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Map / Terrain

The parks offer fast running, with a mix of paths, buildings, play areas, grassland and woodland. In addition there are some unusual contour, rock and water features, with a steep wooded escarpment to the west. Recent ground works have added new features to the area including a BMX course.

There is a one-sided wall (ha-ha) in Stubbylee Park. A ha-ha wall is not visible from above, but is visible from below. This is mapped with the sprint-O symbol of a black line with a half moon black tag on the downhill side. This particular wall is also broken, so the black line is intermittent.

Yellow and Orange can both expect a lot of controls and changes of direction, sprint style. The Technical course will start amongst the lumps, bumps, crags and rocky terrain of Lee Quarry, before linking back to the parks for a sprint finish. Quick thinking required at all stages.

Stubbylee Hall (Grade II listed), the former home of local mill owners, is in the centre of the two parks. Dibber collection, Finish and Download all near here.

Registration and Start times

Starts: From 13:00 to 14:15
Courses Close: At 15:30

Course Information

Course Offer:

Scale 1:2500
Start 300m.
Scale 1:2500
Start 300m.
Scale 1:7500
Start is 1.3k walk, 20 mins.
Whistles and cags advised if bad weather.

Entry Details

On-line only via SIEntries. Now open. Entries close at midnight on 23/09/2021.

Entry fees: for both BOF members and non-BOF individuals.
Adult (M/W21+) £6.00,
Junior (M/W20-) and full time students £2.50.
Dibber hire £1, but £40 if lost.

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

Dog restrictions

Please do not take dogs on courses, but you may exercise them afterwards. Please keep your dog under close control and observe usual canine etiquette.


Stables Cafe (open 10AM till 4PM) serves CAKES, refreshments and hot & cold snacks and light meals. Come early or stay late!


For general enquiries -

BOF event code 79822

Please observe the BOF Return to Orienteering 19th July 2021 guidance.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Cath Wilson PFO
Organiser: Judith Wood.