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Orienteering Club

Spring Series 3 - Woodbank Park

and surrounding area

Park event with urban extension.

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Sat 25th Feb 2017

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland, Urban
Info updated: 25th Feb


Pre Event Info

Please note: there is a 2m by 2m height and width restriction on the entrance to the car park. Larger vehicles such as minibuses or campervans should be able to park on the area behind the Community Centre or on the approach road to the car park.


Nearest town: Stockport

Directions / Parking

Signed from Car Park Entrance adjacent to the Woodbank Community Centre, Turncroft Lane SK1 4BN

Registration & Start Times

Register 10.15 to 11.15, Starts 10.45 to 11.30. Fee £3/1.50.
Free SI-dibber hire (but £30 if not returned)

Course Information

White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green within the park, plus Long Light Green course using surrounding urban area for those wanting a longer run (over 16s only)

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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