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Orienteering Club

MDOC Night Event - Teggs Nose

Part of the North West Night League 2021/22

The NWNL is sponsored by Bright Bike Lights

Sat 12th Feb 2022

Type of event: Local, Night
Type of terrain: Moorland, Parkland
Info updated: 13th Feb


Pre Event Info


This is a night event in Winter on an exposed hillside and the weather may be changeable. Therefore, you may be required to carry or wear a hooded waterproof jacket.

 A backup lamp and whistle are compulsory and will be checked.

Carrying a mobile phone is strongly recommended.


Nearest town: Macclesfield

Directions / Parking

Signed from A537 at the east of Macclesfield.

Pay Parking at Tegg's Nose Visitor’s Centre

Registration & Start Times

Payment/Registration 5:30 to 6:45. Starts 6:00 to 7:15pm

Start: 15min walk on level path

Finish adjacent to Start:  15min walk on level path to Visitor's Centre Car Park

Course closure will be at 20.45 pm.

Please download immediately after finishing, even if you retire, so that we can be sure all runners are safely back.

Course Information

Courses as follows:

Orange: 2.3km 100m climb. For Novice night orienteers (not novice orienteers)

Green: 3.2km 200m climb. For Experienced orienteers

Blue: 4.3km 270m climb. For Experienced orienteers 

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

Please pre-enter using the MDOC entry system

This will guarantee a map is available for you.

Entries close at midnight on Thursday 10th February.

Very limited EOD, subject to map availability.

Seniors: (M/W21+) £6.00

Juniors: (M/W20-) £3.00

SI cards will be available for hire but note that lost SI cards will be charged at £30.

Terrain Description

This is a Moorland outcrop with open fields and heather areas on the top. The area of old quarry workings are mainly avoided. 

The Green and Blue courses will use the steep hillside.

The map scale will be 1:5,000, 5m contours.

Control Descriptions will be on the map and loose copies at Registration. There will be no legend on the map for Blue and Green courses.


Very little (to be confirmed).

Toilets possibly available.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Chris Rostron 01663 764799 or 07929 516649 on the night

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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