Autumn Intro Series (2/4)Marsden Park, NelsonSat 21 September, 2019

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: Sat 27 July, 2019

Pre Event Info

IMPORTANT: 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 Autumn Intro Series at Marsden Park, Nelson.

The area offers a maze of paths to challenge novice and progressing orienteers. For regulars the area is fast, more sprint than classic, with route choice and quick thinking required.

Location Info

Near: Nelson
Lat,Lng: 53.83946,-2.18572
OS Grid Ref: SD878381
Postcode: BB9 8BW

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Directions / Parking

At Marsden Park, BB9 8BW.
There is a small car park within the park, which is reserved for parents with children. Adults should park outside the boundary on Walton Lane, which is wide and safe. You should be able to park within 200m of Registration.

Map / Terrain

Well managed parkland plus woodland, a deep ravine and numerous water features.

Registration and Start times

Registration: at Marsden Park Hall by the small car park, 12:30 to 13:30
Starts: From 13:00 to 14:00
Courses Close: At 15:30

Course Information

COURSE OFFER:(provisional)
Course 1:TBATBA
Course 2:TBATBA
Course 3:TBATBA
Course 4:TBATBA
Course 5:TBATBA

Please always give way to other park users.

Entry Details

EOD only at Marsden Hall.
(M/W21+) £5.00,
Juniors (M/W20-) £2.00.
First time orienteers FOC.
Dibber hire £1.00 but £40 if lost!

Dog restrictions

Dogs are not allowed on courses or in the park.


Toilets. We are hoping that the cafe will also be open - tea/coffee, cakes and more.


BOF event number: 76112

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Helen Ellis PFO
Controller: TBA
Organiser: TBA

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