Downs Banks

Downs Banks

Come along and try orienteering in a supportive and fun environment. We are positive that you will enjoy it!

Downs Banks is a popular location for orienteering that is ideal for people of all abilities.

A range of courses available (rough distances in brackets);

  • Easy (1km - 2km)
  • Medium (2km - 4km)
  • Short Hard (4km - 5.5km)
  • Long Hard (5.5km - 7.5km)

You can register online by completing the electronic registration form below. This is quick and easy and has been proving popular at events. This is optional as you can complete on the form at the event should you wish.

POTOC members receive a £1 discount on the event advertised cost. You can find out how to Become a POTOC Member here.


Event Properties

Event Date 23-11-2019 10:00 am
Event End Date 23-11-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price £5 adults, £2.50 concessions
Location Downs Banks

Venue Information - Downs Banks


From the A34 just South of the DARLASTON roundabout (1 1⁄4 miles North of Stone) take the minor road on the Left towards BARLASTON. After 500 yards turn RIGHT.

Immediately after the canal bridge turn LEFT into Washdale Lane. Continue on this road for about a mile.

The entrance to the Downs Banks Car Park is on the left a short distance after crossing a Ford. Postcode ST15 8UU would put you in Washdale Lane between the ford and the canal.

Nearest Post Code: ST15 8UU

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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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