Summer Evening Event 7 - Stockbird Head

Part of LOC Summer Evening Event series

Wed 6 Jul 2016

One of the best Bouth Areas with fine oak and coppiced woodland with plenty of paths and contour detail.

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Thu 7 Jul


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Bouth

Directions / Parking

Parking at Old Hall Farm 200m west of Bouth GR SD326855. £1 for use of hard standing & toilets

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.30.

Runners using their own SI cards are requested to bring them to registration to streamline the registration process and optimise the information accuracy for the results.

Starts will be from 18.00 - 19.00 and the start will be 300metres from assembly/parking.

Both courses will have a punching start and there will not be a mass start, runners should not start within 30 seconds of another runner.

Less experienced orienteers must start before 18.30

Course Information

3 courses will be offered:

  • Yellow linear course of 1.5km for beginners
  • A technical linear middle distance type course 3.4 km (20 controls)  
  • A shorter technical linear middle distance course of 2.4km, this uses a cutoff of the longer course

Courses will close at 20.00, please return to download immediately after finishing even if you retire.

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

Entry on the day only

Seniors - £4 with an additional £2 for non-BOF members
Junior & Students - £2

Terrain Description

The area has excellent oak and coppiced woodland with plenty of paths and contour detail.


All runners must dress appropriately and may be required to carry a waterproof caguole.

A whistle must be carried.

Dogs allowed?

Dogs on leads and not on courses.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Carol McNeill

Planners: Ellie Simmonds & Lucy Gibson

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser.

Runners MUST download even if they retire so we can be sure everyone is back and that we do not need to start a search and rescue.

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Help and Information: Anyone needing any advice about Orienteering should talk to the Organiser.

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