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MapRunF on Holme Fell

Wed 31 Mar - Tue 6 Apr 2021

Long and Short Courses

These courses can be done at any time from March 31st onwards, but best in the spring due to bracken. Maps will be sent out from 30th March.

Type of event: Virtual
Type of terrain: Fell, Heathland

Info updated: Fri 26 Mar

Pre Event Info

Holme Fell is partly high and exposed; although the courses have mostly been planned in the sheltered, wooded terrain, competitors should review the weather forecast before attending. In the event of being immobile the situation could become serious, competitors are strongly recommended to carry a mobile. Although mobile coverage may not cover the entire area so text calling the emergency services is something the competitors should consider; this works sometime when a voice call may not.

Ideally visit Holme Fell as a pair. If you intend to do the event individually, please log your arrival and return with a colleague.


Nearest town: Coniston

Directions / Parking

From A593, turn north onto minor road signposted Hodge Close only.   

In 2 km park in quarry car park. 

Registration & Start Times

For map and pin codes email Jerry Purkis 

Start is 200m SE of entrance to quarry car park.

Course Information

Long Course  3.3k

Short Course 2.3k

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

For map and pin codes email Jerry Purkis 

Terrain Description

This area is affected by bracken in the summer, so best to do in Spring.



Contacts / Officials

Planner: Derek Allison

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser.

Runners MUST download even if they retire so we can be sure everyone is back and that we do not need to start a search and rescue.

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Help and Information: Anyone needing any advice about Orienteering should talk to the Organiser.

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