Spring Series (1/4)Staghills WoodsSat 01 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.



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Pre Event Info

Introductory event at Staghills Wood, Newchurch in Rossendale. All ages and abilities.

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 1 of 4 of our Spring Intro Series is at Staghills Woods, in Rossendale. White, Yellow and Orange are introductory courses specifically aimed at novices and juniors. A Technical course will provide navigation and route choices for more experienced orienteers.

Location Info

Near: Rawtenstall
Lat,Lng: 53.69603,-2.25669
OS Grid Ref: SD830221
Postcode: BB4 7UA

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Directions / Parking

From Staghills Road/Church Lane in Newchurch turn into Dark Lane (signed here) and follow it to St Nicholas Primary School.

Registration and parking in the school grounds. Overflow parking will be on local streets. Marshals will direct you.

Map / Terrain

Staghills, plus Tricketts to the east and Lee Bank to the NW, form a continuous wooded slope rising from the River Irwell. There is an extensive path network.

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:
Yellow 1.5k


TD2 = Easy.
Orange 2.5k 80m TD3= Moderate.


TD4 = Hard

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

Entry Details

EOD only (PFO EOD form below)

Adults £5.00, Juniors £2.00

Dibber hire £1, but £40 if lost.

Dog restrictions

No dogs on courses or in the school grounds.
Dogs may be exercised in the competition area after your run.


Toilets at Registration.


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Contacts / Officials

Planner: Hamish Willis PFO
Controller: N/A
Organiser: Eleanor Ellis PFO