COVID 19 isn't over but ..

Wed 27 Jan 5:00pm

We now have some scheduled events, see the Event webpage for details, COVID restrictions will still apply.

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Back to O Event - Eggerslack Woods - TO BE RESCEDULED

Event date: Wed 21 Apr


Entries will be by SiEntries and the start list with times will be provided as PDF here after the entries have closed. More information is provided in the 'Registration and Start Times' section.

Splits printouts will be provided at Download but there will be NO results on display at the event. The results will be presented on the LOC website ASAP afterwards as usual.

As usual the controls including the Finish will be SiAC enabled.

Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Remember that we must operate under the BOF and Government guidelines in terms of Coronavirus (COVID 19) so please consider the following before entering and note that it is important that everyone observes the restrictions.

Fitness to Attend

Competitors must not attend the event if any of the following apply:

  • They or someone in their household have displayed symptoms of Covid-19 in the past 14 days
  • They or someone in their household has been tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days
  • The test and trace service has asked them to self-isolate at the present time
  • A medical professional has advised or asked them to self-isolate in the past 14 days

Social Distancing

We will be following BOF’s Covid guidelines but trust everyone will be using their common sense to ensure that all competitors are as safe as possible.

Please follow the Covid security related signs, and hand sanitising gel must be used at the Start before picking up the map and before downloading. 

We insist that there should be no more than 6 people together anywhere at any one time. This includes the parking field, the start, the finish and download.  

This will mean you will be asked to arrive just before you need to go your start  for your start time, and to leave the event as soon as possible after you have finished and downloaded – there can be no comparing of route choices and splits discussion in the car park.

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Virtual Orienteering

MapRunF and Permanant Courses

MapRun F, Source:

Press here to go to LOC MapRunF menu


MaprunF is an app which runs on both Android and Apple mobile phones and GPS enabled tablets. It can be downloaded free of charge.

The LOC courses are normal orienteering courses except that there are no physical markings on the ground identifying the location of the control sites. The mobile device will ‘beep’ at each site.

Mapping award to Martin Bagness

Martin Bagness (alias Bilbo) - a Coach and Mapper extraordinaire, has been awarded the 2020 Bonington Trophy for Services To Mapping.

Martin is a tremendous asset to the South Lakes and especially Lakeland OC.

Last year during the...

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Pre-event ‘geeking’

Preparing for a race in which you want to perform at your best

We have 2 Zoom sessions taken by Derek Allison will be held prior to upcoming events

  • Tuesday 4th May 8pm – Derek will look at getting ready for the LOC events at Burnt Woods and Colonel’s Drive...

Tue 20 AprRead more…

Lakeland Summer Lanequest 2021

The Summer Lanequest series will be running as usual on Tuesday evenings, between 22nd June and 20th July.

4 results from 5 will count. 

The details for each events are available on the BMBO website with the event list here.


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2021 Spring Coaching Opportunities

The opportunities for learning Orienteering skills are continuing:

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British Middle Distance Championship and Northern Championship

These events are confirmed to be taking place on Saturday & Sunday 5th & 6th June 2021. 

The British Middle Distance Championship (BMDOC) is being organised by LOC and the Northern Championship...

Thu 18 FebRead more…


What is Orienteering?

Orienteering Control, Source:

Orienteering is a sport that combines map reading and running. Competitors have to find their way between a series of checkpoints, called controls, as quickly as possible. There’s no set route between the controls, so you have to decide which way to go and then find your way there without getting lost.

You take part individually, and you don’t get to see the map with the course on it until the race starts, so you can’t plan your route or check out where the controls are in advance. The fastest person to visit all the controls in the right order is the winner.


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