Lakeland Orienteering Club

BethecarWed 16 Feb

6 of the 2021-22 LOC Night terrain series

Local 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






Thanks to everyone for coming to the Night Terrain event at Bethecar, the last of our 2022 terrain series on a wild night. The results and splits, and the analysis links are now attached.

Special thanks to Carole and family for providing an excellent working location and food as well. Richard Tiley planned and organised it, Dave and Dick provided the results, helped by Carol.

Please send any queries or comments on the results to ''.

Last updated: Thu 28 April, 2022


Bethecar Moor is characterised by a series of small hills which are a great aid to navigation (although you don’t have to run over them to use them!).

There are also streams and broken walls plus the marshy areas.

Location Info

Near: Oxen Park
Lat,Lng: 54.28404,-3.05636
OS Grid Ref: SD313880
Postcode: LA12 8HN

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 at Abbot Park Farm, accessed from Bandrake Head (GR SD314872), Oxen Park.

We are fortunate to be able to use the café for registration and download. Soup and posssibly some snacks will be available after you have run. Please have some soup if you can.

The Grid Ref of Abbot Park Farm is SD313880, the nearest Post Code is LA12 8HW.

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Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Bethecar Moor is characterised by a series of small hills which are a great aid to navigation (although you don’t have to run over them to use them!).

There are also streams and broken walls plus the marshy areas.

Course Information

The following courses will be available:

Course Distance (km) Climb (m) Controls
Long 4.6 150 13
Short 2.6 90 9

The Long and Short courses will be technical (TD5) and the map scale will be 1:7500 for both courses.

In order to use some lovely terrain there is a 1km walk out to the Start, and back from the Finish, the Start is 200m further north of the Finish..

The expected winning time for the long course is 35-40 mins.

There will be a safety control after the Finish, please punch there as you go past as it is an important part of our safety strategy.

The distance from the Download to the start and back from the finish will be about 1km.

Course will close at 19.30.

Please remember to return to Download as soon as possible when you have finished your run.

How to choose a course

Entry Details

  • Seniors: £5
  • Junior & Students: £3

Please bring the correct cash for your entries in a sealed envelope with your name(s) and entry fee(s) written on the front. No change will be given.

Hire dibbers wil be available, free of charge but with a £30 charge if lost.

Registration and Start times

We will use EOD and dibber entry for these Night events.

Runners using their own registered SI cards should bring them to registration to streamline the process and the information accuracy for the results. All runners must also provide safety and contact information as well.

Registration will be from 17.30 - 18.30.

Maps will be given out at Registration to help with navigation to and from the Start/Finish.

Open start times will be from 18.00 - 18.30 but runners who will find it difficult to start by 18.30 should contact the the series coordinator (Dick Towler). There is no mass start, and runners should start at least 30 seconds apart.

Please can we have a couple of volunteers to collect controls after the event and some competitors may be asked to stay until 19.30 when courses close in case someone fails to return on time.



Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.

Runners must carry a lamp suitable for navigation and a backup lamp.

Whistles will be compulsory.

Since this is a Lakeland area on a Winter night please remember that you may need to wear or carry appropriate clothing. Full lower leg cover is required. If the weather is inclement, cagoules may be compulsory, make sure you bring one to the event.


There will be no traders or food stalls.


There will be toilets at the event.

First aid and medical

First aid will be available at the finish but please DIY if at all possible to avoid unnecessary contact.

Companions will be asked to take injured people to hospital if needed.

Local Accident and Emergency – Furness General Hospital (A&E)

Dalton Lane , Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4LF (01229 870870)

Minor Injuries only - Westmorland General Hospital

Burton Road, Kendal, LA9 7RG. (01539 732288)

Contacts / Officials

Planner/organiser: Richard Tiley

Series coordinator: Dick Towler

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