Spring Series 4 - Werneth Low
and surrounding area
Park event with urban extension.
Sat 11th Mar 2017
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Parkland, Urban
Info updated: 11th Mar
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Hyde
- Grid Ref: SJ960937
- Postcode: SK14 5LR
- Latitude: 53.43883
- Longitude: -2.06128
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Directions / Parking
Brown tourist signs from A560/A627 at Gee Cross (Hyde)
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)
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
Safety and Risk
A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
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