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Manchester & District
Orienteering Club

Spring Series 1 - Brabyns Park

and surrounding area

Park event with urban extension.

Sat 22nd Jan 2022

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland, Urban
Info updated: 30th Jan


Pre Event Info

Registration, etc

  • Everyone should Pre-register using the MDOC Registration System This will guarantee a map is available
  • Online entry closing date Thursday 20th January
  • Limited EOD, subject to map availability
  • Please pay by contactless card at Registration on the day. Please arrive in time to pay before your start
  • Please wear a face mask at Registration and obey any social distancing rules
  • Fee £4/£2.  SI card hire free
  • Starts between 10.30 and 12.00.  Courses close 13.15


Nearest town: Marple

Directions / Parking

Signed from A626 at Marple Bridge.

Course Information

White, Yellow, Orange and Light Green courses, suitable for everybody, newcomers, improvers and regulars, with advice and instruction available.

White and Yellow remain entirely within the park, while Orange and Light Green also cross the canal (via bridges).

Long Light Green, combining park and urban orienteering. This course is especially for those wanting a decent length run on a Saturday morning, around 7 to 8 km. No under-16s allowed because of road crossings.

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.


No toilets or other facilities.

Contacts / Officials

Series Co-ordinator: Alison Doyle

Enquiries to

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