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Manchester & District
Orienteering Club

Spring Series 2 - Woodbank Park

Park event

Sat 02nd Feb 2019

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland
Info updated: 03rd Feb


Event Report

We hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful sunny morning despite the icy cold.

Pre Event Info

Please note: there is a 2m height restriction on the entrance to the car park. Larger vehicles such as minibuses or campervans should park at the side of the approach road before the barrier.


Nearest town: Stockport

Directions / Parking

Entrance from B6104, 1km east of junction with M60 junction 27.

Registration & Start Times

Register 10.15 to 11.45, Starts 10.30 to 12.00, Courses close 13.15.

Fee: Seniors £4, Juniors £2. Free SI-dibber hire (but £30 if not returned).

Course Information

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

Or a 45 minute Score course to be done as either

  • a traditional score - ideal for school children to practice for the British Schools Score Championships at Heaton Park on October 12th
  • or ‘odds/evens’ for the more experienced.

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.

Contacts / Officials

Series Co-ordinator: Alison Doyle

Enquiries to 

Safety and Risk

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