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Orienteering Club

Summer Evening Event 1 - Teggs Nose Country Park

A summer evening event offering courses that are suitable for novices and for experienced orienteers.

Thu 28th Apr 2016

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Moorland, Parkland
Info updated: 29th Apr


Pre Event Info

Note: Part of the normal road route to Teggs Nose Country Park will be closed for a period which includes this event; Buxton Old Road will be closed between the junctions with Buxton Road and Blakelow Road. 

If approaching from Macclesfield town, continue up Buxton Road (A537) past the Buxton Old Road turning, and take the 2nd right (after approx. 2 miles) – by the Walker Barn – into the other end of Buxton Old Road; this is a slightly awkward, oblique turn.


Nearest town: Macclesfield

Directions / Parking

Signed from A537 at the east of Macclesfield. Parking meter. Registration in Visitor Centre

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 17.30. Starts 18.00 - 19.00.

Course Information

White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue

Note: anyone planning to run the Orange course or above is advised to wear gaiters and shoes with plenty of grip as there are brambles and the area is likely to be very slippery.

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.

Entry Details

Fees: £5.00 seniors and £2.00 juniors. Free SI-dibbers (but £30 if not returned)

Terrain Description

Teggs Nose has a flatter area at the top that is mainly open fields, tracks and some heather covered contour features.

Away from this area you will have a mix of open hillside, scattered trees and woodland with a path network where the undergrowth varies from nice and runnable to steep slippery slopes. The longer courses can avoid the very worst of this if you take the best routes.


The cafe in the Visitor Centre will be staying open for us, serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and cake.

Dogs allowed?

On leads in Car Park only

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Jan Ellis
Planner: David McCann
Controller: Ian Gilliver

Contact: Alison Doyle 0161 366 5175

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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