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Orienteering Club

NW Night League Event - Dovestone

Sat 18th Jan 2014

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


Pre Event Info

Event Centre: Dovestone Sailing Club. Bar and changing facilities


Nearest town: Greenfield

Directions / Parking

Parking: At reservoir Car park 100m from Registration in Sailing Club. Possible car park fee.

Registration & Start Times

Register 5.30 - 7.00, Starts 6.00 - 7.15

Course Information

Blue, Green, Orange

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

Fee: £5/£2

Terrain Description

Mainly open moorland with some tussocks on lower slopes and rocky area to the SE

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/Planner: Chris Rostron
Controller: Eddie Speak

Contact: Chris Rostron 01663 764799

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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