(3/4) Orienteering for BeginnersTockholes WoodsFri 20 September, 2019

Training 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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Last updated: Thu 29 August, 2019

Pre Event Info

Beginners and improvers navigation coaching.

(3/4) Orienteering Introduction session. Learn and practice the basics of map reading and navigation. For absolute beginners to progressing intermediates. All ages.

Location Info

Near: Blackburn
Lat,Lng: 53.68890,-2.50885
OS Grid Ref: SD664214
Postcode: BB3 0PA

Open an interactive map in:
GoogleMap - Streetmap (OS 50k)
OpenStreetMap - BingMap (OS 50k)

Directions / Parking

Meet at Vaughn's Cafe / Visitor Centre at Tockholes Village, BB3 0PA.

Parking is free, but please use the roadside car parking area or the cafe car park to the rear of the pub car park.

Map / Terrain

Tockholes Woods has an extensive path network as well as some of the best technical woodland in the north-west. The area is about 90% open woodland, so very different from the parkland at the previous training sessions at Towneley Park.

Registration and Start times

Before 10:00AM first start, till 12:00 noon last finish.

Course Information

Easy courses to start with. Instruction provided. Everyone welcome.

Entry Details

Tuition is free to all, but please make a contribution towards map provision.

Dog restrictions

Dogs may be exercised under control. Doggie etiquette please.


Cafe and toilets.


Be prepared with clothing appropriate for the day's weather.

Wheel chair and mobility scooter access is very limited, though possible with assistance. Please check with organisers whether special arrangements and assistance can be given.

Contacts / Officials

For general information: