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Orienteering Club

Summer Spunch - Teggs Nose Plus

Country Park and surrounding countryside

Fifth of a series of Summer Spunch events on midweek Summer evenings, using Satellite (GPS) S-punching.

Wed 19th Jul 2023

Type of event: Local, Score
Info updated: 21st Jul


Event Report

Congratulations to all!  There were some very impressive scores!  Too many interesting results to call out really but canny Chris Rostron's points per k on the 90min course is perhaps a lesson to us all.  Also Simon Brister who foraged not just for points, but came back with hands full of Horse Mushrooms nom nom nom!

The MapOMapOS format was another SpunchFirst - intended to keep you thinking, and provide opportunities for everyone to bag good points scores.

Mark the (first-time!) course-setter did a great job of it, and I am pretty sure it is a format we will do again. 

We hope you enjoyed it!  We are always looking for feedback so please do let me know - what did you like, and maybe what didn't you like?! 

SpunchPix Comp: l have already received some great pics, but if any of you have more that you are happy to be shared anonymously on social media etc, please WhatsApp them to me on 07751932749 or email on .  Best pic received by midnight Saturday will receive a free entry to a future Spunch.  

Big shout outs to Cheshire East and Tegg's Nose Site Ranger Martin James for enabling us to enjoy the Country Park.

Also to Laura & team at the Tegg's Nose Tea Room for opening especially for us to feed & water us!

We hope to be back soon!

Finally to Mark for his work to plan the course (his post-match comments can be seen below), and to Ginny, John, Peter, Eddie, Julia, Paul, Guy, and Wang Ki for their help before and on the day.  Robert Taylor for the home-made scones - keep em coming Robert!

So......what's up next?  We are not quite done for the Summer just yet!

Friday (yes Friday!) Evening 11/8 - Oakhanger Summer Spunch6 - Another new area and venue from the award winning home of Cheshire's finest handmade ice cream and sorbet.  Yet another production from our man in the South Guy Lingford!  We are talking rarely visited deep-south Cheshire countryside here - Alsager being the nearest civilisation of note.  Less hilly than Tegg's Nose!  We hope you will give it a go.  More details to follow in the next few days.

Hope to see you all again soon,


Course-Setter's Comments - Mark McDermott

It was great to see so many people out enjoying the evening sunshine, with Teggs and the Forest looking splendid. My aim was to try and provide plenty beep opportunities for both short and long distance travellers, with both easy and tricky controls within the country park, but also tempt you with options further afield with some route choice options. I'm pleased to see that all the controls were visited: indeed Mark Burley got all but one of them - impressive running!

There were very good runs on all 3 courses: not just overall points scored, but also points/km travelled (so how efficient the runner was, regardless of fitness). Inevitably, one or two controls provoked some debate: the Maprun process of matching up the "IRL" satellite image with what's drawn on the map threw up some discrepancies - all noted for future reference.

I hope you enjoyed it.


Pre Event Info

  • 60, 90 & 120 minute score course options - choose on the day
  • Part O Map / Part OS map
  • 20 points per control, 10 points penalty for minute or part minute late
  • Registration from 5:30pm to 6:45pm
  • "Rolling start" times from 6:15pm to 7pm

Venue:  Teggs Nose Country Park Visitor Centre & Tea Room 

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Nearest town: Macclesfield

Directions / Parking

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

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Course Information

Visit as many checkpoints as you can in the time available, S-punching using the MapRun app on your smartphone or Garmin.

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

Seniors £5, Age 16-20/students £3. Under 16s go free but must be accompanied by a paying adult.


Big views then food & drink from the Tegg's Nose Tea Room.  More details to follow.

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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