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Manchester & District
Orienteering Club

Summer Evening Event 3 - Brereton Heath

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

Thu 22nd Jun 2017

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland
Info updated: 23rd Jun


Event Report

Lost Property

Found in the car park:

- Blue Skylanders wallet (empty)
- Red Vapro control description holder 

Please email to claim.

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Holmes Chapel

Directions / Parking

Signed from A54 Holmes Chapel to Congleton road. Parking charge (meter). Registration in Visitor Centre.

Note the car park machine does not take the new shape £1 coins.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 17.30. Starts 18.00 - 19.00.

Course Information

Courses suitable for novices and for experienced orienteers:

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

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-dibber loan (but £30 if not returned)

Dogs allowed?

On leads in car park only

Contacts / Officials

Contact: Tony Wagg 0161 445 0902 

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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