Orienteering at Scammonden:
A new permanent orienteering course has been installed at Scammonden which has been designed to give you a taster of orienteering as part of your visit to the Activity Centre.
A map of the area around Scammonden Water, with the orienteering course marked on, is freely available to be downloaded from our website using the link below, or copies are available to borrow during your stay.
Details of courses, including locations of posts (with descriptions) that start at the Activity Centre can be downloaded from the links below:
Download a “Control Sheet” to print off on the back of map
Short West Easier: 1.6km, 30m ascent. All controls are visible from the path network.
Short East Harder: 1.6km, 55m ascent. Some controls are off the path network.
Long Low: 4.5km, 100m ascent – a full circuit of Scammonden Water – clockwise
Long High: 5km, 150m ascent – a full circuit of Scammonden Water – anti-clockwise at a higher level
Access to the area is by courtesy of Yorkshire Water and their tenants. The course is maintained by Scammonden Activity Centre.
East Pennine Orienteering Club’s 1:5,000 and 1:7,500 maps of the area around Scammonden Water, with all orienteering control posts marked on, is freely available to be downloaded from East Pennine Orienteering Club’s website using the link.
These courses start and finish at the Yorkshire Water Car Park close to the junction of O’Cot Lane and Sledge Gate.
If you would like to try more orienteering, you can also get further details of orienteering events and other permanent courses in Huddersfield, Halifax and Wakefield from the East Pennine Orienteering Club’s website.
For further afield visit www.britishorienteering.org.uk