Introductory Event 1 - Lyme Park
Introductory event aimed at novices and improvers.
Tue 29th Apr 2014
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Moorland, Parkland, Woodland
Info updated: 19th Mar
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Disley
- Grid Ref: SJ964823
- Postcode: SK12 2NR
- Latitude: 53.34026
- Longitude: -2.05820
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Directions / Parking
Lyme Park entrance is on the A6 just west of Disley. Follow main drive for 1 mile to car park. Free entry to Park after 4.30 pm
Registration & Start Times
Registration: O centre signed from main car park.
Register from 5.30pm. Starts 6.00pm to 7.00pm. Must finish by 8.00pm - park gates closed at 8.30pm sharp.
Courses suitable for novices and improving orienteers:
White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green
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.
Fees: Senior £3, Junior/student £1.50
Dogs on leads in car park and assembly area only. No dogs on courses.
Contacts / Officials
Contact: Peter Lomas 0161 483 4332
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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