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Orienteering Club

Countryside Score 1 - New Mills

Wed 25th May 2022

Type of event: Local, Score
Info updated: 26th May


Event Report

In the immortal words of Half Man Half Biscuit, 'no frills, handy for the hills, that's the way you spell New Mills'. (Look it up on YouTube). Well at least half of that is right - definitely handy for the hills - but the Golf Club did a good job of supplying us with the frills. Thanks everyone for coming along for a fun evening. It seems that possibly 2022's new time penalties caught a few people out, so watch out at the next round and don't be late! I'm still new to organising events so it is great to have the support of the well-oiled machine that is MDOC - thank you everyone who helped. If you have any queries about the results please get in touch!  

Pre Event Info

Venue: New Mills Golf Club, Shaw Marsh, New Mills, SK22 4QE

We used the golf club in 2019 and they were very welcoming. They are glad to see us back for 2022 so please support them if possible and stop for a drink afterwards or even some food. Order food at the bar before you run. The kitchen closes 20.00 with flexibility to be a bit later.

Please note: There seems to currently be a problem with Google and some SatNavs in that the postcode SK22 4QE does not take you to New Mills! If this is the case, use SK22 4QD instead which is around 100m south of the Golf Club.

Rural score event using public rights of way on an enlarged OS map extract.
60 or 90 minute score event.

Pre-entry required using to guarantee a map. Bring a pen/pencil and a watch. SI used for timing only. Choose your course length (60 or 90) on the night itself, not when entering.

Each control on the map will be marked by a numbered circle. On the clue sheet there will be a clue asking a question about an object at the centre of the circle. The answer should be written on the clue sheet next to the question. We try to keep the clues as unambiguous as possible. A typical clue will be:

Date on the BENCH commemorating Eileen Dover.


Nearest town: New Mills

Directions / Parking

Please park in the Golf Club car park. Overflow parking on Eaves Knoll Road.

What3words: ///speedily.basket.reseller

Registration & Start Times

Pre-registration via (closing date 23/05/2022). 

Pay on the day via contactless card payment, and collect hire SI cards if necessary.

Registration/payment from 17:45. Start times 18.00 to 19.00. (Ideally finish by 19.45 if wanting food. Kitchen closes 20.00)

Entry Details

Fees: Senior £4, Junior/student £2.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Terrain Description

OS Map extract with controls marked on it. Scale will be about 1:13,000 ish.

Separate clue sheet to write your answers on.

Contacts / Officials

Co-ordinator: Simon Freytag 07588472848

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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