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Orienteering Club

Countryside Score 3 - Crown, Hawk Green

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

Wed 26th Jun 2019

Type of event: Local, Score
Info updated: 13th Jun

Pre Event Info

Venue: Hawk Green, near Marple

The Crown

1 Hawk Green Rd

If you want to eat, please look at the menu on the pub website and let us know by Sunday 23rd June to ensure you get what you want, otherwise it's pot luck.

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.

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;


Question; Distance to Skegness.

Please reserve a map by contacting us if you intend to come along.


Nearest town: Marple

Directions / Parking

Please park considerately on surrounding streets. Alongside the big grassed area opposite the pub is often used by customers.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 18:30. Mass start 19:00

Course Information

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

Separate clue sheet to write your answers on.

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.

Entry Details

Fees: Senior £4, Junior/student £2.00

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Terrain Description

There are 2 canals which meet in Marple to the North of the start. Canals are well known for being flat, and will give nice level running. However, they are not so good for our events because bridge numbers and mileposts can be guessed too easily.

To get between the canals there are some nice hills and a network of quiet footpaths.

Compared to Peover there are few fields so long uncut grass and cows shouldn't be a problem. There are no known MOD sites in the area so suspicious security guards should also not be a problem.

Summer should also make a welcome return as well.


Usual pub facilities, please no changing in the area the Crown have kindly allowed us to use

Dogs allowed?

No dogs please

Contacts / Officials

Co-ordinator: Dave McCann 0161 483 2061 

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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