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Orienteering Club

Summer Evening Event - Teggs Nose

A summer evening event offering courses that are suitable for novices and for experienced orienteers. Pre-registration required via

Tue 18th May 2021

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Moorland, Parkland
Info updated: 19th May


Event Report

Lost Property

Left at download: Turquoise Silva compass on black strap.

Email to claim

Planner's Comments

Thanks to all competitors and helpers for coming last night.  We hope you had an enjoyable romp. 

We had a lot of positive feedback on the courses and the revised map, which was great to hear. 'Brutal' was the word most often used for the Blue course, which would have been in the most severe ascent/km category, if it had been a fell race. 

Apologies to those whose courses visited control 53 (the stream junction) - the bog was less than ankle deep when I reccied before the recent rain. You'll be glad to know that the Planner was made to collect that one!

I hope you enjoy this photo from control 63 - the bluebells were at their best. 

Clare and Rik Griffin (Planner and Organiser)

Pre Event Info

  • Entries will close at midnight on Sunday 16th May.
  • Contactless punching will be enabled for the course controls, but everyone must punch the START and FINISH.

Safety Notice:

The area and weather:

Tegg’s Nose is both hilly and rough.  Please ensure you wear suitable footwear, with plenty of grip (this is not the right event to give your knackered old Mudclaws one last outing!).

The area is quite exposed and windy.  You must wear suitable clothing for the weather.  Depending on the weather, a cagoule or even full body cover may be compulsory on the night, so please ensure you come prepared.  In the event of really bad weather, a course inspection will be carried out in the afternoon: an email will be sent out if we need to cancel.

Courses have been planned to be ‘on the shorter side’ to allow for the extra climb.

Other users:

Tegg’s Nose is a popular area on spring evenings.  You may encounter walkers (some with dogs); cyclists; horse riders and others.  Please be courteous and give way.

Younger children should be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.  Older children may wish to compete in pairs or groups, but this will not be enforced.

Course closing times and sunset

The courses close at 20:15.  If you have not finished by this time, please end your run and report to Download.  Sunset is 21:06

Please note:

MDOC Registration System brief notes

  • If you have not previously registered then you need to register, so that we have Track and Trace information as well other essential details.
  • You will be given a unique ID number for future use. Please remember it. (You will also get an email confirmation.)
  • Then simply enter by selecting the event, choosing the course and then choosing one of the available 10min time slices.
  • You will then be allocated a specific start time within that time slice which will be confirmed by email.
  • We are not using start blocks. 


Nearest town: Macclesfield

Directions / Parking

Signed from A537 at the east of Macclesfield. Parking charge (meter).

Registration & Start Times

Everyone must pre-register via Start times 17:30-19:00. All courses close at 20:15 and competitors must be capable of finishing by this time.

Pay on the day via contactless card payment, and collect hire SI cards if necessary.

There will be no EOD. 

Course Information

Courses suitable for novices and for experienced orienteers:

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

Control descriptions are on the maps 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.

Entry Details

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


Toilets at the visitor centre.

First Aid will be available at Registration.

Dogs allowed?

Yes, but please ensure dogs are kept under close control at all times due to cattle grazing.

Contacts / Officials

Series Co-ordinator: Tony Wagg 0161 445 0902, enquiries to:

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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