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Orienteering Club

Introductory Event 3 - Lyme Park

Introductory event aimed at novices and improvers

Tue 13th May 2014

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Moorland, Parkland, Woodland
Info updated: 19th Mar


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Disley

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.

Course Information

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.

Entry Details

Fees: Senior £3, Junior/student £1.50

Dogs allowed?

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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