Upcoming events

POTOC host a range of local events throughout the year and the programme for our 2022 events is shown here. 

So far in 2022 we have successfully hosted the annual Laurie Bradley Score Event on New Year's Day at Park Hall. We have also held local events at Downs Banks, our new area Cheddleton Heath and at Biddulph Grange Country Park. Our Summer Parks Series of 5 events was finished off at Hanley Park in July.

In August our annual Summer score event and BBQ will be held at Brough Park and in September we are holding an Urban event at Hanley which will be part of the West Midlands Urban League.

Local events at Silverdale Country Park and a new area Hem Heath finish off our calendar for 2022.


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Event details for the calendar year are shown below


POTOC Summer Score and BBQ

21-08-2022 11:00 am -12:00 pm
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POTOC Summer Score Event & BBQ
Brough Park, Leek
Sunday 21st August 2022

Mass Start: 11.00

Location and Parking

Park at the Overflow Car Park (just beyond the Leisure Centre Car Park). Grid Ref SJ 987 570       Postcode ST13 6AT

Registration & Download

In the nearby Scout Hut. Presentations and picnic will take place in the grounds of the Scout Hut after the Event. Disposable BBQs will be provided but please bring your own food. All are welcome to the post-event BBQ where there will also be a presentation of the Summer Parks League trophies. 


1 hour Score Event starting at 11am with controls located in Brough Park and the surrounding streets. Juniors are confined to Brough Park. The format for the adults will be; start on the odds or evens side of the map, do as many controls as you wish before turning the map over to do the other side. Once you have turned the map over you can't go back and do any controls on the previous side. Juniors stay in the park and do the controls in any order. 10pts per control, penalty of 10pts for each minute late (or part of)

Cost: (if possible, please pre-register on our website & pay on the day. The "Pre-Register" button is available on the Events page of this website)

Adults £5.00 (POTOC members £4.00)

Children £3.00 (POTOC members £2.50)

Punching: Sportident (SIAC air punching will be enabled)    

Safety: You must report to download even if you retire.
Competitors run at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. 

Toilets available in Brough Park Leisure Centre, First Aid Kit at Download (in the Scout Hut)

Organiser: Alison Corbett 07787298245

Planners: Jim Cooke, Gordon Witte


Hanley Urban Regional Event - West Mids Urban League

25-09-2022 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Hanley Urban Event
Sunday 25th September 2022

Potteries Orienteering Club invites you to an urban event in the city centre of Stoke on Trent. This will be event 5 of the 2022 West Midlands Urban League.

Location:     Central Forest Park, Chell St. Hanley, Stoke on Trent, ST1 6BB

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Directions:   From A500 follow City Centre signs at A53 junction. Follow the A53 for 2.4 miles and turn right at the A5272 Hanley Rd. Central Forest Park is 0.6 miles on the right.

Car Park:     Central Forest Car Park. Hard standing. Pay & Display.

Courses:      Standard range of courses for the WM Urban League to suit both Seniors and Juniors (Junior courses are wholly within Central Forest Park)

Terrain:        Typical urban mix, approx.80% urban 20% parkland

Map:             A3 on waterproof paper     1:5000

Punching:    Sportident SIAC enabled. SI Card hire £1.  Lost hire cards must be paid for (£30)

Entry:           Entry via Fabian4. Limited EOD if maps still available.

Starts:          10:30 - 12:30   Starts are a short walk from Assembly

Fees:            Seniors:  £10 (+£2 for senior non-BOF members)          Juniors/Students:  £3

Facilities:     Toilets, Snack bar,

Finish:         Close to Assembly, All competitors must download even if you retire.

Safety:         Competitors take part at their own risk. First Aid at Enquiries

Organisers: Jim Cooke (POTOC), 07982 122640 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

                     Gordon Witte (POTOC)

Planner:       Martin Pigott (POTOC) & Ianka Petrova-Evans (POTOC)

Controller:   Ian Hopkins (WRE)

Website:      www.potoc.co.uk  


Silverdale Country Park Local Event

15-10-2022 10:00 am -12:00 pm
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Hem Heath - Local Event

19-11-2022 10:00 am -12:00 pm
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Permanent Courses

Why not try out orienteering at one of our permanent courses?

We have courses at:

  • Apedale
  • Bathpool Park
  • Biddulph Grange
  • Brough Park
  • Downs Banks
  • Ladderedge
  • Hanley Forest Park
  • Tunstall Park
  • Westport Lake

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