Autumn Series 3 - Werneth Low Country Park
2-part Sprint event. Also White and Yellow for novices.
Provisional results & splits now available, plus Lost Property ...
Sat 12th Nov 2022
Type of event: Local, Sprint
Type of terrain: Parkland
Info updated: 13th Nov
If you have any queries about the results, please email .
A thumb compass with a blue-rimmed dial and pale blue strap was left at Download. Email to claim.
Pre Event Info
This Autumn Series event will offer the following options :-
- a 2-part Sprint event with controls in Beacon Mode (i.e. contactless)
- a White course
- a Yellow course
Nearest town: Hyde
- Grid Ref: SJ960937
- Postcode: SK14 5LR
- Latitude: 53.43870
- Longitude: -2.06137
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- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Visitor Centre, off Higham Lane. Brown tourist signs from A560/A627 at Gee Cross (Hyde).
Car parking space is limited, please share cars if possible.
Access is tight for mini buses, so may be better to park on road outside visitors centre.
Registration & Start Times
Please pre-register using the MDOC Registration System https://mdocentry.org.uk. This will guarantee a map is available for you.
Online entry closing date: Thursday 10th November
Limited EOD, subject to map availability
Registration/payment from 10:15 to 11:45. Starts 10:30 to 12:30. All courses close at 13:15.
Courses suitable for novices and for experienced orienteers.
Explanation of colour courses
- White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
- Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
- Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
- Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
- Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
- Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
- Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
- Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.
Fees: £4.00 seniors and £2.00 juniors. Free SI-dibber loan (but £30 if not returned)
Pay on the day. Contactless card payment preferred. Collect hire SI cards if necessary.
Cafe (dog-friendly) and toilets open from 10am, registration in cafe.
They will be serving a good range of snacks and drinks.
Contacts / Officials
Series Co-ordinator: Chris Rostron 01663 764799
Safety and Risk
A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
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