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Orienteering Club

Countryside Score 4 - New Mills

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

Wed 10th Jul 2019

Type of event: Local, Score
Info updated: 12th Jul


Event Report

Thanks to everyone for joining us at New Mills Golf Club last night, on a fine evening. We hope you all enjoyed the mixed terrain and interesting views from up high in all directions. Thank you to New Mills Golf Club for providing a great base and being so accommodating.

Apologies if the undergrowth has thrived in the last few weeks, it wasn’t all there when we planned it, we promise! It was great to see many new people and families coming along to try the event and we hope to see everyone back again in the future! Check out the MDOC website for future events - there is plenty variety available!

We were pleased to see very few wrong answers, which shows the planning and checking paid off! Apologies that #31 was marginally out of place on the map, although 18 of 20 managed to find it correctly.

Our favourite clues had to be: #13 Warning sign be aware of what? The owner! And please don’t forget as #34 reminded us, in the event of a fire release your horses first! We also noted that, as many of you spotted, since we checked #39 last week the price of eggs has increased by 50p, that’s inflation for you!

Thanks again for coming, hope we found you some new paths to explore.

The Hindles

Pre Event Info

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

This is a departure from the usual pub venue and the golf club have been very welcoming. Please support them and even if you don't eat consider having a drink. Thanks.

Please order food before you run.

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: New Mills

Directions / Parking

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

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 18:30. Mass start 19:00.

Entry Details

Fees: Senior £4, Junior/student £2.00

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: 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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