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Orienteering Club

Summer Evening Event - Macclesfield Forest (provisional)

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

Provisional only - check before you come.

Tue 14th May 2019

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Forest
Info updated: 14th Mar

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Macclesfield

Directions / Parking

Signed from A537 1km south of Macclesfield town centre, then 5km via Langley to parking.

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)

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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