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Orienteering Club

Countryside Score Event 1 - Whaley Bridge / Goyt Valley

The Shady Oak, Fernilee, Long Hill. SK23 7HD

Rural score event using enlarged OS maps to navigate on public rights of way, suitable for newcomers and experienced navigators alike.

Great for discovering new paths and places.

Results and Planner's Comments now available.

Wed 03rd Jun 2015

Type of event: Local, Score
Info updated: 03rd Jul


Event Report

60 minute Score

Name Gross Score Penalties Net Score
Paul Clifford 16 1 15
Trevor Hindle 15   15
Matt Sperrin 14   14
Rick Griffin 13   13
Carolyn Hindle 13   13
Neil Gunn 13   13
Steve Fellbaum 13   13
Alan Ogden 12   12
Julie Laverock 13 1 12
Jane & James McCann 12   12
Vicky Bunnage & Cathryn Turner 11   11
Paul Smith 11   11
Emily Newton 10   10
Dave Mawdsley 10   10
Alison Holt 10   10
Andrew Gregory 10   10
Marie Roberts 8   8
Lorraine Jackson 8   8
James Verity 8 1 7
Joe Uprichard 8 1 7
Kate Jenner 7   7
Alison Gunn 6   6
Monika Dent & Karen P 5   5
Margaret Gregory 4   4
Sue Alland 8 6 2
Simon Mawdsley 1  



90 minute Score

Name Gross Score Penalties Net Score
Ro Cole 22   22
Dan Parker 22   22
Andrew Stimson 25 3 22
Charlie Eaton 21 1 20
Karen Parker 20   20
Claire Griffin 20   20
Jo Miles 20   20
Peter Redhead 19   19
Dan Riley 19   19
Julie Gardner 18   18
Peter Jackson 18   18
Julian Brown 18   18
Ciaran Mullan 17   17
John Stephenson 17   17
Olaf Frank 17 1 16
Rebecca Glen 16   16
Ian Gilliver 15   15
Eddie Speak 14   14
Amelia Bates 13   13
Julie Brook 12   12
Kath Speak 9   9


Planner's Comments

After making a couple of faux-pas with the question sheet I feel that I have no other choice than to be lenient with the marking. (Questions 28 & 29 and again 31 & 32 should have been swapped around) My apologies for that: I had spotted the errors in the drafts but somehow the wrong version of the clue sheet got printed.

So for control 28, for instance, the slightest squiggle gets a mark - but that doesn’t compensate for time lost in the search.

Congratulations to the winners. It was pleasing to see that all controls had been visited and that as many people opted for the Ladder Hill side as went for the Taxal side.

Thanks to you all for coming on what we hope will be the first of many fine summer evenings this year.

Thanks also to Dave who dealt with the administration so soon after his sterling exploits on Angle Tarn, to Barbara for dealing with registration, and to the staff at the Shady Oak for looking after us in spite of us blocking their car park.

The initials TW on the side of Fernilee Hall (control 20) stand for Thomas Williamson, one-time owner of the Fernilee Gunpowder factory. The factory survived into the 1920’s but is now lost under expanse of the reservoir.

Bob Verity

Pre Event Info

Venue: The Shady Oak, Fernilee, Whaley Bridge SK23 7HD.

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.

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


Nearest town: Whaley Bridge

Directions / Parking

On A5004 Whaley Bridge to Buxton road (Long Hill), 2 miles south of Whaley Bridge.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 18.30. Pre-race briefing 19.10. Mass start 19.15

For people who can not make it for this time, or are delayed in traffic, there will be the opportunity to be timed electronically using your own or a borrowed SI card. The same options of 60 or 90 minutes apply.

Entry Details

Fees: Senior £3, Junior/student £1.50

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Terrain Description

The area has a good network of public rights of way. There are hills so remember this when planning your route to avoid getting back late.


Pub meals available. Menu here

Dogs allowed?

Dogs on leads at all times. Farming country.

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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