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Orienteering Club

Spunch 2022/23

A series of 7 Countryside Score events using Satellite (GPS) S-punching staged on weekends over the period October 2022 to April 2023 ...

28th Feb 23

  • "Rolling start" score events, see individual event details for start times
  • 60 minute and 90 minute course options - you choose on the day
  • Typically 30-40 control sites, to be visited in any order, scattered over an area of 6 to 9 km².  S-punch as many as you can get within your chosen time limit. 20 points for every control visited. 10 point penalty for each minute or part minute late back
  • Events typically staged in different, scenic and interesting rural areas not normally used for regular orienteering events
  • Maps provided will be enlarged and enhanced OS Explorer series - waterproof A4 maps at a scale of around 1:12500. Zoomable map also available on your smartphone.  Control sites placed on public rights of way or in open access areas.  Areas chosen have high density path / track networks providing plentiful route choice options
  • Controls to be S-punched using the MapRun app on your Smartphone or Garmin
  • Suitable for orienteers, trail runners, park runners, walkers and newcomers alike.  Can be done solo, in pairs or even small groups.  Also suitable for under 16s accompanied by parent / guardian.  Lots of help available before the start for newcomers.
  • Red dot option showing current position on smartphone app to help newbie navigators
  • Results available on-line immediately following course completion (subject to data signal)
  • Starts and Finishes always adjacent to car parking, loos and nearby refreshment outlet for post event analysis and socialising
  • Seniors £4, Under 21s/students £2. Under 16s go free but must be accompanied by a paying adult.


Sunday 16 Oct: Harrop Edge, Matley
Sunday 6 Nov: Middlewood, Poynton
Tuesday 27 Dec (Christmas special): Alderley Edge
Sunday 22 Jan: Rudyard, Leek
Sunday 19 Feb: Dunham Massey
Saturday 18 Mar: Lindow, Alderley Edge
Sunday 2 Apr: Danebridge

Enquiries to: Andy Thornton 

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