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Twin Peak 2019 - Day 1 - Goyt Valley

Junior Selection Race for Interland 2020

Challenging mixed deciduous and coniferous woodland on the western slopes of the Fernilee and Errwood reservoirs. Longer courses also use open moorland and steeper forest. Path network for easier courses.

Sat 09th Nov 2019

Type of event: National
Type of terrain: Forest, Moorland
Info updated: 01st Sep

Pre Event Info

Preliminary Details

Safety Note: Suitable bad weather clothing may be compulsory, Whistles must be carried and Lone runners please leave car keys at Registration.


Nearest town: Buxton

Directions / Parking

Parking is on a narrow forest track and maybe subject to early exit restrictions, car sharing is strongly advised. Minibuses are welcome, Coaches are not allowed. Drivers of all Minibuses, Motor homes and Large Vehicles - please notify your intention at least a fortnight before the event.

Motor homes and some large Minibuses may be parked an additional 400m away and below the registration area. Some maybe further away.

Public Transport:

Registration & Start Times

Start Times: 10:30 to 13:00

Starts: Provisionally Main start:  850m, 50m climb.  White and Yellow start:  800m, negligible climb. 

All finishes within 100m of assembly.

Course Information

Indicative course lengths subject to final planning.

Colour Length (km) Climb (m)

Junior Interland course

Age class in 2020

Brown 7.4 280  
Short Brown 6.3 200 M18
Blue 5.2 150 M16
Short Blue 4.3 110 W18
Green 3.7 100 W16
Short Green 2.5 80  
Very Short Green 2.0 70  
Light Green 2.9 120 M14/W14
Orange 2.6 70  
Yellow 2.3 70  
White 1.8 70  

This event forms part of the Junior Selection Races for Interland 2020.

There will be NO string course.

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

Enter online via Fabian4:

Online entries close midnight Monday 4th November.

Fees: Senior £12, Junior £5

Adult Non BOF members: £2 surcharge

EOD Adult surcharge: £2

SI Punching: Contactless punching will be enabled.

Standard SI cards are available for hire @ £1 per day (Lost cards £30.00)

For Pre entry only: SIAC cards are available for hire @ £2.50 per day (Lost cards £70.00)

EOD available subject to surcharges as above and subject to availability of maps.

SIAC cards will NOT be available for EOD.

Changes: Changes after Monday 4th November ONLY allowed on the day at £2 surcharge.

Terrain Description

Last used for Twin Peak 2012, Errwood provides challenging forest on the slopes of the Goyt Valley overlooking Fernilee and Errwood reservoirs.  Areas of coniferous plantation are interspersed with patches of mixed deciduous woodland with vegetation boundaries, subtle contour detail and marshes providing potential control sites.  The areas used for the technical courses have very few paths, with varied runnability across the whole area making route choice key to a successful run.  Longer courses also visit the open moorland and steeper forest slopes South of the road that splits the area.

An adjacent section of forest provides a good path network for the less technical courses.

Map: 1:10000 Green to Brown; 1:7500 Shorter Courses


Portaloos, Orienteering Trader also offering limited food and drink.

Dogs allowed?

On leads in car parking area only.

Contacts / Officials

Enquiries to the Twin Peak Co-ordinator:

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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