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Orienteering Club

East Cheshire Urban Weekend - Day 2, Knutsford

Part of the North West Urban League

An urban event taking in the detailed town centre and mixed residential areas.

See also Day 1 - Macclesfield West

Sun 31st Oct 2021

Type of event: Regional, Urban
Info updated: 17th Sep

Pre Event Info

This is the first time Knutsford has been used for an urban event. It has a small but complex town centre surrounded by an area of mixed residential property. including a complex modern estate providing technical orienteering in intricate alleys.


Nearest town: Knutsford

Directions / Parking

Knutsford is 19m miles to the south west of Manchester. It is 3 miles from junction 19 on the M6.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will open at 10:00. Starts will be available between 10:30 and 12:30. Remember that the clocks go back one hour on the previous night.

Course Information

Abreviation Full Category Name Age Classes Course number
MYJ  Young Junior Men 12- M10 M12  
WYJ  Young Junior Women 12- W10 W12  
MJ  Junior Men 16- M14 M16  
WJ  Junior Women 16- W14 W16  
MO  Open Men

M18 M20 M21 M35

WO  Open Women W18 W20 W21 W35  
MV  Veteran Men 40+

M40 M45 M50

WV  Veteran Women 40+ W40 W45 W50  
MSV  Supervet Men 55+

M55 M60

WSV  Supervet Women 55+ W55 W60  
MUV  Ultravet Men 65+

M65 M70

WUV  Ultravet Women 65+ W65 W70  
MHV  Hypervet Men 75+


WHV  Hypervet Women 75+ W75+  

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

Online entries will open in October

Dogs allowed?

Whilst dogs are allowed on the streets we discourage taking them on a course.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Trevor Roberts 

Planner: Trevor Hindle

Controller: Ian Watson

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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