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Healey Nab Regional, Spring Series 1

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Sunday 6th February 2022

Entries Open
Tuesday 14th December 2021
Entries Close
Wednesday 2nd February 2022
Courses
White; Yellow; Orange; Light Green; Green; Short Blue
Entries so Far
49 Participants
Entry Fees
Senior   £8.00   
Junior / Student   £4.00   
Contact
Chris Roberts

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Location
Parking, Assembly & Download are at Lower Healey Business Park, Froom Street, Chorley, PR6 9AR
G.R. SD 598179                what3words    belong.scared.winter                     (east side of M61)

After passing the entry barrier, turn left and drive clockwise round the inside of the site and park at the farthest available point. Do not block roller doors to buildings, in case emergency access is required. To exit, continue clockwise.
If the business park becomes full, overflow parking will be on the approach road. Please park on one side only.

Facilities
Portable toilet, hired SI card collection, download.
No traders.

Approach
All vehicles must approach from the WEST side of M61, along Froom Street from Derby Arms PH on B6228 Eaves Lane. “O” signs from here. PR6 0TR                             SD 591179          edits.empire.mute
Follow Froom Street eastwards, crossing the canal and motorway.
There is no vehicle access from the east side of M61.

Terrain
Healey Nab is a hill to the east of Chorley, rising to 208m with the lowest part of the competition area at about 130m. From the top there are good views east to Winter Hill and Anglezarke Moor and west over the Lancashire plain. Although only about 1km x 1km, the terrain is remarkably varied, with both deciduous and coniferous woods, heather-clad heath and open areas. There are some old quarries with cliffs which MUST NOT be crossed.

Map
1:5,000  5m contours, new in 2021 by John Embrey, based on LIDAR.
There is very little bramble, brashings are not bad, bracken will be dead and flattened, so the vertical green stripes have been used to indicate a small area with rough tussocks – best avoided.
The centre of the area has purpose-built mountain bike tracks, shown in a lighter shade of grey than normal paths. Courses have been planned to avoid these, but bikes and pedestrians may be encountered on any of the paths and tracks in the area.

Start & Finish
Close to one another, approx.. 750m walk from parking / assembly along a footpath through fields, with 55m of climb; not suitable for buggies.
Start call-up will be outside the wood, at the edge of the field. You will cross the style into the wood at -2 minutes.
Starts :  11:00 – 12:30                   Courses close :  14:00

Equipment
This is a winter event. Whistles are compulsory. Cagoules may be mandatory, if wet / cold / windy. Spare clothing may be left at your own risk near the start. The clothing dump will not be tented, so bring a waterproof bag to leave your kit in.

Courses (subject to final checking)

Course

Length km

Climb m

Controls

White

1.3

80

12

Yellow

1.8

95

13

Orange

3.1

150

20

Light Green

3.4

180

23

Green

4.0

190

24

Short Blue

4.9

265

27

One short leg on the Yellow course does not follow a line feature. The control at the end of this leg is visible from the control at the start of the leg.

The southern part of the main north-south path along the western slope of the hill has an intermittent single-strand barbed wire fence along both sides. Courses have been planned to encourage crossing where there are gaps, but please take care.

Entries
On-line, via SIEntries. No entries-on-the-day. Entries will close on Wednesday 2nd Feb at midnight but popular courses may fill up before that date. To ensure an entry on the course of your choice please enter by Sunday evening, 30th January.

Seniors £8                      Juniors/Students £4

Officials
Organiser           Mike Johnson    SROC
Planner               John Embrey     SROC

Acknowledgements

WorkSpace Properties                  for parking at Lower Healey Business Park
United Utilities                               area permissions
Lancashire County Council          area permissions

Social Distancing and Other Covid Related Precautions

We will be following BOF’s current COVID guidelines but trust everyone will be using their common sense to ensure that all competitors and the public are as safe as possible. Please maintain social distancing and adhere to the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct.

 


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