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Orienteering Club

Spunch 3 - Alderley Edge

Third of a series of 6 Countryside Score events using Satellite (GPS) S-punching staged on weekends over the period Oct 22 to March 23.

(More details about the whole Spunch 22/23 event series can be found here.)

Tue 27th Dec 2022

Type of event: Local, Score
Info updated: 29th Dec


Pre Event Info

  • Mass start countryside score using S-punching on the MapRun smartphone or Garmin app
  • 60 minute or 90 minute course options
  • 56 checkpoints scattered over an area of around 6-9sq km through woodland and interesting mixed countryside, using paths, tracks and open access areas.  Plentiful route choice options.  Hilly but not mountainous!

  • A great way to run off the excesses of Christmas!  Bring the whole family!

  • One of a series of 6 Spunch events over the winter months.  More details of the series here
  • Can be done solo, in a pair or small group.  Under 16s must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
  • Results available on line immediately following the event (subject to data signal).

Please pre-enter using


Venue: Alderley Edge National Trust Car Park


Toilets, Registration, Start, and Finish will all be within 2mins of the Car Park.

Food and Drink are available from the adjacent Wizard Tea Room which will be open both before and after your run.  Alternatively many food and drink outlets just 5mins drive away in the town of Alderley Edge.


Nearest town: Alderley Edge

Directions / Parking

It is a pay and display car park.  FREE for National Trust Members (don't forget your card).  £3 for others - up to 3 hours. 

Free road side parking can sometimes be found on the local lanes (eg. Artists Lane) but this can also get busy and be up to 10mins walk from the event centre car park

Please car share where possible and park legally, safely and considerately.

Registration & Start Times

Mass start at 11am.  Pre-start registration open from 9.50am to 10.50am (please don't arrive at the last minute!)

Entry Details

Visit to reserve your map.

Payment on the day by cash (preferred) or card. 

Fees: Senior £4, Junior/student £2. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Very limited entry on day.  Map can not be guaranteed for EOD.

Contacts / Officials

Enquiries to: Andy Thornton 

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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