Lakeland Orienteering Club

Bethecar Moor New DateSun 5 Feb

Bethecar Moor Gallopen

Regional level event

What does this mean?

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.

Terrain type: Fell


Results / Splits




We hope you enjoyed your courses today, on the lovely area of Bethecar Moor - thank you all for your patience whilst we sorted out a new date for the event after having to postpone it originally from last December.

As always, thank you to everyone from LOC who was involved today in some capacity, particularly Andy the Planner, Jerry the Controller and Rebekah the Organiser !

Planners Comments from Andy:

Many years ago I learnt that the first step to planning really good courses is to get to use a really good area. Bethecar. That’s nice. Box ticked.

Now highish moorland in mid-winter could be tricky. Could be one or more of snow, ice, gale-force winds, driving rain or low cloud. Better not make courses too long. That will save effort and tick another box.

Bethecar is wide open. Opportunity for long legs, Fewer controls. Less effort. Another box ticked (or was it the same one again?).

And then the weather turns out fine -that’s definitely a different box to tick. Makes the running times a bit on the short side, but so be it. Any of you feeling short-changed should have been here on Friday when Jerry and I were putting out controls in 80-100m visibility with low cloud all over.

Now Jerry he deserves thanks for being such a nice light-touch controller. Rebekah and Carol had everything organised to a T. Gill handled all the permissions. Ali and Mike covered entries and all that electronic stuff that I don’t understand. Thank you to all of them.

See you at the next one.


Last updated: Mon 06 February, 2023


*** Final Details ***

Why not make a weekend of it - Border Liners have a NWNL night event on Sat 4th Feb at Knipe Scar, preliminary details are here.

Location Info

Near: Ulverston
Lat,Lng: 54.27342,-3.06650
Postcode: LA12 8HN
What3Words: ///harder.weekend.bedspread

The pins on the maps show the location of the parking, the start may be some distance away

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Directions / Parking

Parking is along forest roads off Bessy Bank Lane.

Routes will be signed from the A5084 at Lowick Bridge and from the minor road between Colton and Oxen Park at GR 315867. From the entrance to the forest track at GR306870 it is nearly 2k to Race Assembly. Linear parking is along this route and you should have £2 CASH TO HAND.

THERE WILL BE NO PARKING FOR LARGE MOTORHOMES. Campervans please park as directed.

Please share cars if possible

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

A Championship standard open area with few line features. Although hilly there are no major climbs

Full leg cover is compulsory .

Open moorland (shown as white on the map).

The area is exposed and if the weather is bad you must carry a hooded waterproof jacket, and hat, gloves and potentially waterproof trousers.

You must carry a whistle.

Course Information

Brown7.8k 350m1:10
Blue5.8k 260m1:10
Green4.1k 180m1:7.5
Short Green3.1k 145m1:7.5
Very Short Green2.2k 80m1:7.5
Light Green3.0k 130m1:7.5
Orange2.3k 90m1:7.5
Yellow2.2k 65m1:7.5

Course lengths to be confirmed

Scale: varied and dependant on course

The map will be size A4 and printed on waterproof paper.

Distance to start and climb: 600m and 25m from far end of the linear parking, flagged in red.

Distance from finish: 300m (just off the route to the start)

Course closing time 14:30

If you think you may be a long time on the course, please start by 11.45

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Pre-entries available via SI Entries here. Online entries close at 23:59 on Wed 1st Feb. Some EOD will be available.

£9 M/W21+

£5 M/W20- and full-time students

Parking £2 per car. Please have correct change ready.

EOD prices £9 for seniors and £5 juniors 9.30 to 11.30am

Registration and Start times

Registration from 9.30am.

Start times 10.30-12.30


To be given in final details

Dog restrictions

Dogs not being allowed to accompany orienteers on the course

Contacts / Officials

Planner – Andy Robinson

Controller Jerry Purkis

Organiser - Rebekah Beadle and Carol McNeill

Nearest A&E Hospital

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