Holcombe RangesSun 20 Oct

Compass Sport Cup - Final

National level event

Explanation of event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships. Virtual events are where there are no physical controls being used. Your presence at a control is registered using an App on your mobile phone, normally the free MapRun App.

Terrain type: Forest

Last updated: Tue 02 July, 2024

Overview

Following a great showing at the CSC Heat, Saxons have been invited to compete in the CSC Final in Lancashire. The Team Captain will be badgering you to take part in a few weeks, but in the meantime check out some information about the event...

Location Info

Near: Bury
Lat,Lng: 53.64494,-2.33193

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Directions / Parking

Parking at: Woodhey Secondary School, Bury BL0 9QZ (1.6 miles from event centre)

Organisers are also trying to secure a closer location to the training camp.

Coach/Minibus drop off point TBC.

Public Transport Options

All buses within Greater Manchester and Lancashire have a flat fee of £2 and payment by card or cash is accepted. For Metrolink users, you can buy tickets from vending machines at tram stops or use your credit/debit card to ‘tap in and out’ at each station. Train stations across the region are all populated with barriers and so tickets must be bought prior to journey. There are ticket machines and offices at all stations that would be used for journeys for the event.

Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers both have 3pm home fixtures on the Saturday (19th) which may affect traffic/accommodation prices, early booking suggested.

From Manchester:

You can travel to the event centre in 55 minutes from 8am on a Sunday morning – using the Purple Line Metrolink from Shudehill (MCR) onwards to Bury and then the 474 bus direct from the Metrolink/Bus Station. This is also available at 8:57am getting you to parking at 10am.

You can also take the 163 bus to Bury at 8:08/8:38am to Bury Interchange and then the 472 to the school getting you there at 9:25/9:55am.

From Bury:

472/474 Buses alternately every 15-30 mins, starting from 7:45am – 15 minute journey to parking.

From Burnley:

From 7:45am – X43 Witchway bus to Stanhope Ave, then 97bus to Bury interchange then 472 bus to parking arriving at 10am.

From Blackburn:

(Easiest) – 7:48am Northern train to Accrington, then X41 bus to Ramsbottom, then 472 bus to school arriving at 9:25am.

From Bolton:

From 7:25am then onwards every 30 minutes - 471 bus to Bury Interchange then 472 bus to school arriving at 8:25am.

Map / Terrain

The event will be held at Holcombe Moor Training Camp, specifically Holcombe Ranges.

For those wanting to make a weekend of it, SELOC will be running an event on the Saturday. more details here: https://www.seloc.org.uk/wp/ev...

Course Information

Age specific colour coded courses on offer with the option of 'running up' only. Team Captain will tell you which course you're competing in.

Read more about Course lengths and Difficulty here

Entry Details

Saxons will cover the entry fee for all Saxons participants.

Registration and Start times

Registration for the event will be via the team captain. He will circulate a call for participants in late August.

Facilities

Toilets (at car park and event centre) also bag drop.

Podium Catering

Ninja Coffee

Pendle Bar & Grill

Compass Point

Contacts / Officials

Team Captain

Nearest A&E Hospital

NHS Urgent care search

Safety Notes

Club tents will be allowed if they are weighted down, they will not be allowed to be spiked into the ground – this is very important to our event license as we are using a live military site and it specifically states there must be no ground penetration at any point on the base. Club flags can be attached to specific, highlighted fencing and again, not allowed to be spiked into the ground. It is vital this is adhered to.

Miscellaneous

Accommodation

Suggested – however there are many smaller hotels/B&B’s also within a 10-mile radius of the event.

Red Hall Hotel, Manchester Rd, Walmersley, Bury BL9 5NA (10 min drive to parking)

Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa, Hospital Rd, Bromley Cross, Bolton BL7 9PZ (16 min to parking)

Travelodge Bury - Pilsworth Rd, Little 66, Unsworth, Bury BL9 8RN (16 min drive to parking)

Village Hotel, Waterfold Business Park, Rochdale Rd, Bury BL9 7BQ (16 min drive to parking)

Travelodge Manchester Birch M62 Eastbound, Moto Service Area Eastbound, M62, Heywood OL10 2QH (18 min drive to parking)

Premier Inn Blackburn South (M65, J4) hotel, Off Riversway Dr, Eccleshill Rd, Lower Darwen, Darwen BB3 0SN (20 min to parking)

Travelodge Rochdale, Sandbrook Park, Sandbrook Way, Sandbrook OL11 1RY(21 min drive to parking)

Holiday Inn Express Burnley - M65, JCT.10, an IHG Hotel, 55 Pendle Way, Burnley BB12 0TJ (22 min drive to parking)

Premier Inn Blackburn Town Centre hotel, 3 Cathedral Square, Blackburn BB1 1EP (25 drive min to parking)

Hampton by Hilton Rochdale, New Baillie St, Rochdale OL16 1EU (27 min drive to parking)


Other things to do while you're there:

Pendle Forest Orienteers don’t often get to welcome a host of teams in this neck of the woods and are excited for you to see the beauty East Lancashire/Rossendale brings. You will find many long-distance walking paths including the Pennine Way, Pennine Bridleway and Mary Towneley Loop. Not to mention the famous Pendle Hill and Howgills to the north, and also Gisburn Forest and the Forest of Bowland offer great mountain biking trails and walking/running opportunities. For the more adventurous, Rossendale Ski Slope is based in Rawtenstall, 6 miles from the event. For the more relaxed, you can catch the East Lancashire Railway, a steam powered train, from Ramsbottom and take a tour of the stations along the very pretty Irwell Valley. Just a few miles over the border into Yorkshire are the pretty market towns of Todmorden and Hebden Bridge made famous recently by the Happy Valley tv series too. And last but not least – we have plenty of Turf Zones around here for those interested!