The Consulate of Finland in co operation with the Manchester and District Orienteering are putting on a themed weekend of Orienteering activities in order to celebrate 100 year's of Finnish Independence.
The weekend (Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October 2017) will show how the Traditional Finnish Forest Orienteering enjoyed in Finland and the UK has developed.
The themed weekend is promoted to the whole UK Orienteering Community as a Festival of Orienteering celebrating Finland 100 year's of Independence.
In particular, for the urban event we will have local Finns at strategic points around the town to inform the general public what the event is about and to promote Finland at the same time.
The Local Council in Stockport representing over 250,000 residents are very enthusiastic about helping promote Finland's 100 year celebration as part of the urban event being held in their Town Centre.
Friday 13th October evening
An urban Street Event using simple maps and street furniture as control sites.
Long Medium and Short courses using the Metro tram system to the 3 different start points.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Finish and registration at a pub in Didsbury (The Metropole) .
Saturday 14th October
Traditional Orienteering over open park and moorlands of Lyme Park Stately Home Estate on the outskirts of Stockport.
Colour coded courses available from White to Brown.
Courses available for children and beginners
Sunday 15th October
Urban event in the centre of Stockport
Start and finish in the town centre
Courses for under 16 will use an adjacent area and will have limited urban content.
The weekend will also be promoted to the Orienteering Community in Finland who can travel directly to Manchester by Finnair and have a Festival of different Orienteering disciplines that have developed in the UK, in a compact weekend of activities.
The direct flights mean they can arrive Friday evening and depart Sunday afternoon.
All events can be accessed by public transport.
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13.10.2017 0:00 - 15.10.2017 0:00