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Orienteering Club

NWNL Event - Irwell Valley North

Part of the North West Night League 2014/15

Sponsored by Bright Bike Lights

Sat 24th Jan 2015

Type of event: Local, Night
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
Info updated: 08th Feb


Pre Event Info

Safety: No whistle No go. Cagoules may be compulsory.

Full details on the Irwell Valley flyer.


Nearest town: Prestwich

Directions / Parking

Parking at Giant's Seat Scout Hut. 

Access signposted from GR SD773055 off A667 Ringley Road West, Outwood, Radcliffe M26 1DY.

Registration & Start Times

Registration: 17:30 - 18:30

Start times: 18:00 - 19:00

Courses close progressively from 20:15 onwards

SI Punching will be used.

Course Information

Courses: Blue 5.2k 175m, Green 3.7k 130m , Orange 2.5k 80m

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

Free SI Hire but £30 charged if lost

Terrain Description

Woodland in valleys with flat open grass areas around young copses

Map 1:7,500


Changing Facilities in Scout Hut.

Complimentary Tea, Coffee and/or cup a soup

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Chris Rostron

Controller: John Britton

Organiser: 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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