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Manchester & District
Orienteering Club

Spring Series 1 - Woodbank Park

and surrounding area

Park event with urban extension.

Sat 13th Jan 2024

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland, Urban
Info updated: 14th Jan


Event Report

14/01/23 : Corrected Score course results ... 

Email if any queries.

Pre Event Info

  • Everyone should Pre-register using the MDOC Registration System This will guarantee a map is available for you

  • Limited EOD, subject to map availability

  • Please pay by contactless card at Registration on the day.

  • Register 10.15 to 11.45. Starts 10.30 to 12.30. Courses close 13.15


Nearest town: Stockport

Directions / Parking

Parking at the car park at the end of Little Moor Lane, off Turncroft Lane. SK1 4BN. This is at the southern end (Marple/Offerton end) of Turncroft Lane next to the Woodbank Community Centre. Please note that the entrance to the car park at the end of Little Moor Lane, is width and height restricted. It is tight. Minibuses and large SUVs will not be able to get through. They can park on the approach road or other local side streets.

Registration & Start Times

Register 10.15 to 11.45. Starts 10.30 to 12.30. Courses close 13.15

Course Information

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

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

45 minute Score course, suitable for adult or junior beginners.

Note that controls will NOT be working in Contactless mode.

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

Fees are: Adults £4, Juniors £2 (under 21 on 31 Dec 2024) 

Contacts / Officials

Series Co-ordinator: Alison Doyle

Enquiries to 

Safety and Risk

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