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Orienteering Club

MDOC Urban Weekend - Day 1: Tytherington

Sat 21st May 2022

Type of event: Regional, Urban
Type of terrain: Parkland, Urban
Info updated: 23rd May


Pre Event Info

Tytherington is a very pleasant residential area just north of Macclesfield. It comprises several modern developments of “executive” homes with very pretty gardens. Such areas usually offer rather unchallenging navigation but the inclusion of paths, uncrossable fences and a small ravine have enabled the planning of courses with some very interesting route choices.

All courses will start in the adjacent Riverside Park where runners can watch the trains go by before they start.


Nearest town: Tytherington, Macclesfield

Directions / Parking

Macclesfield is 20 miles to the south of Manchester. From the M6, take junction 17 coming from the south or junction 19 coming from the north.

Parking will be on hard standing at Tytherington School, Macclesfield SK10 2EE

Course Information

Standard urban courses - see event details

Start times from 11:30 to 13:30

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

Pre-entry fees: £6 for Adults (an additional £1 for adults who are not members of British Orienteering) and £3 for Juniors. 

Timing: Sport Ident timing. All controls SIAC enabled with punching Start and Finish.

Enter via Fabian4

Contacts / Officials

Weekend Co-ordinator: Sue Birkinshaw

Enquiries to

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