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Orienteering Club

Countryside Score 1 - Styal

The Ship, Altrincham Road, Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4JE

Rural score event using public rights of way on an enlarged OS map extract, suitable for newcomers and experienced navigators alike.

Wed 31st May 2017

Type of event: Local, Score
Info updated: 02nd Jun


Event Report

Many thanks to all who came along to the first of this years fun score events.

First off all, my apologies for the path closures which prevented easy access between the village and the Bollin Valley itself, a shame because the valley offered nice running, despite being a bit on the hilly side for a river walk. The National Trust have been trying to control a fungus in the valley and despite recent checking, started on another patch of woodland since the check. As a result I have been lenient on the answers given for #9 and accepted Kingfisher or Chapel as the bridge names.


Pictures are of some of the checkpoints that attracted wrong answers. They are shows #1, the war memorial, and #10, "take care walking on the ----"

#11 which asked when Samuel Greg was inspired, it was 1784 and #21 which asked for the name of the Minister.

If there are any queries, let me know and I'll do further checking

Pre Event Info

Venue: The Ship, Altrincham Road, Styal, Wilmslow SK9 4JE

Rural score event using public rights of way on an enlarged OS map extract.
60 or 90 minute score event.
Bring a pen/pencil and your watch.

Parking is easy but please can we try to avoid clogging up the pub car park. There is on street parking very close and a public and free car park about 100m away. If you need to get changed after the run please avoid doing this in the pub, unless you use the toilets, the public car park would seem ideal for this.

If you are planning to run please email Dave McCann on  to reserve a map.


Nearest town: Styal

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 18:30. Mass start 19:15

Entry Details

Fees: Senior £3, Junior/student £1.50
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.


Pub meals available from menu. Last orders 9.15 but you can order before your run and indicate when you would like serving.

Dogs allowed?

Dogs on leads at all times. Farming country. Dogs allowed in pub garden but not the pub itself.

Contacts / Officials

Co-ordinator: Dave McCann 0161 483 2061 

Safety and Risk

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