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Manchester & District
Orienteering Club

Spring Series 2 - Chorlton Water Park

Park event with urban extension.

Sat 10th Feb 2024

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland, Urban
Info updated: 12th Feb


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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 or cash at Registration on the day.
  • Fee £5/£2    SI card hire free.
  • Register 10.15 to 11.45. Starts 10.30 to 12.30. Courses close 13.15


Nearest town: Chorlton, Manchester

Directions / Parking

Parking at end of Maitland Avenue, off A5145.

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.

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.


Refreshment van from 11.00am.

Contacts / Officials

Series Co-ordinator: Alison Doyle

Enquiries to 

Safety and Risk

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