Spring Series(1/4)StubbyleeSat 23 January, 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.

Last updated: Mon 04 January, 2021

This event is ON HOLD until Bacup and surrounding districts, which are currently in Tier 4, are returned to a lower Tier rating.
Entries will not be reopened until we know when this will be. The date will be moved to a later date if it is not practical to stage the event on 23rd January.

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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 at Stubbylee and Moorland Parks in 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 park is also home to the Stubbylee Community Greenhouses and the Stables Cafe. Both are staffed by volunteer trainees. Hopefully, both will be open after your run.

Location Info

Near: Bacup, Rossendale
Lat,Lng: 53.69303,-2.20269
OS Grid Ref: SD866218
Postcode: OL13 0DE

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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 be in Stubbylee Park, signposted at the entrance. OL13 0DE. There are several parking areas. A marshal will direct you.

Registration is maximum 200m from parking.

If the parking area is full, you will be directed to on-street parking in Park Road OL13 0BW. Do not park on New Line as this is a very busy road.
Do not enter the park via the gated pedestrian path opposite Park Road as this would take you into the competition area. Instead, walk east 150m on New Line to the main park entrance. Follow the park road to Download and the Start. Children must be accompanied.

Map / Terrain

Map scale 1:2500. A4.

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. (See Wall Symbol image.)

Stubbylee Hall (Grade II listed), the former home of local mill owners, is in the centre of two parks. They 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.

Registration and Start times

Registration: Pre-entry on line only, at SIEntries.
Starts: From 13:00 to 14:15
Courses Close: At 3:30PM

Course Information

Course offer (provisional details)
Course: Length: Climb: Notes:
Yellow 1.5k 35m TD2 = Easy. 19 controls.
Orange 2.2k 60m TD3= Moderate. 29 controls
Double sided map.
Light Green 2.5k


TD4 = Difficult. 30 controls.
Double sided map.
Some controls are visited more than once!

Planner's notes: The courses (sprint type) are shorter than recommended. However, there are many more controls than usual in a small area. Quick decision making is paramount. CHECK YOUR CODES and do not punch out of order.
Old style dibbers (including PFO hired dibbers) have a capacity of only 30 controls (excluding Start and Finish). On Orange and Light Green you might run out of capacity if you mis-punch and your final controls might not show in printouts or in results.

Entry Details

Pre-entry only via SIEntries.

Adults £6.00, Juniors £2.50

Dibber hire £1, but £40 if lost.

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.


Cafe and toilets in the park. We will advise if these facilities will be open on the day.


For general enquiries -

BOF event code 78984

Please observe the BOF Covid Safe Orienteering guide.

PFO Covid Security Measures: We have adopted extra procedures at all our events both for your safety and the safety of others.

Keeping apart is important in preventing virus transmission.

Conduct whilst competing:

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Mary Barton-Marshall PFO
Controller: Jim Mitchell PFO
Organiser: Judith Wood PFO.