COVID 19 strikes again!

Thu 14 Jan 5:00pm

Unfortunately we have had to postone or cancel all the activities and events for the foreseeable future due to the current COVID restrictions.

However, work is progressing to run some Technique knowhow and practice sessions using Zoom.


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LOC Club Champs - Haverthwaite Heights - TO BE RESCHEDULED

A closed event for LOC members only

Event date: Sun 17 Jan


The club champs event is open to LOC members, who are invited to join us at Haverthwaite Heights on Sunday 17th January 2021. However, it is limited to LOC members only.

Entry is again free to LOC members but the format will be different from normal this year since there have been almost no ranking events this year to use for setting the start times so you will be able to choose your start time based on 15 minute start intervals within the overall start window. We have an alternative method of competitively establishing the overall winner who will be the Senior and Junior Club Champions for 2021. 

Entries will be taken using Si Entries which is now open. The course details are in the 'Course Information' section, please enter the appropriate course.

Because of the COVID virus we cannot have the usual Club gathering, meal and presentation but we propose to have a Zoom conference in the evening where all the usual presentations, etc. can be made online. Details will be published before the event.

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.

The Start list including times will be included on this website before the event day.

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

Coronavirus (COVID 19)

Remember that we must operate under the current 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.

Since there is a revised tier definition after the current lockdown ended we respectfully request that competitors from 'very high risk tiers' do not enter the event in the interest of reducing the risk of transmission.

To prevent transmission of the virus hand sanitiser must be used where provided, particularly before map pickup (at the Start) and Download.

Fitness to Attend

Competitors must not attend the event if any of the following apply and will be asked to agree to that effect as part of entry process:

  • 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.

We insist that the number and mix of people in any single group must not break the Government and BOF rules and Guideline. This includes the parking field, the Start, Finish and Download.  

We respecrfully ask you 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.

Anyone coming will be expected to adhere to social distancing measures at all times, only travelling to the event with members of their own household or bubble, keeping 2 metres apart whilst attending.

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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.

Orienteering technique practice sessions

Updated 14th January 2021

Unfortunately we have had to postone or cancel all the activities and events for the foreseeable future due to the current COVID restrictions.

However, technique knowhow and practice will be...

Wed 6 JanRead more…

Grant for training New Coaches

LOC have been given a grant of £1,000 from the Orienteering Foundation. This is specifically for support towards courses to train more coaches. An ‘Introduction to Coaching’ and a Level 2 course are planned for early 2021.

See 'Coaching'...

Tue 8 DecRead more…

LOC Tuesday Run/Walk Group

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The LOC Tuesday morning training runs are currently not possible but will restart when possible while taking the current COVID restrictions into account.

The runs are organised  and advertised on the 'LOC Tuesday Run. (LTR) mailgroup...

Thu 5 NovRead more…

Rebekah’s success at Joss Naylor

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Having completed the Joss Naylor round, she tells her story here.

Sun 1 NovRead more…

Permanent Course launches at Fell Foot

In conjunction with the National Trust team at Fell Foot Park, we are launching a new permanent orienteering course during half term week using the MapRunF app we've been using for our virtual events since the lockdown. Maps are available...

Fri 23 OctRead 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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