Lakeland Orienteering Club

Birkrigg Common UlverstonWed 1 Feb

Event 4 of the Night Terrain Series 2023

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: Heathland


Results / Splits



Series after 4


Thank you all for joining us on a lovely chilly night for the latest event in the Night Terrain Series tonight at Birkrigg Common. We hope you enjoyed your courses and weren't too distracted by the glow from Ulverston nearby!

As usual, there is a list of folks to thank for helping to put on tonight's event - Hollie for planning, Jerry for safety controlling, Loz as Series Co-ordinator, Kath for welcome, the control collectors James, Jerry and Hollie and the SI Team of Ali & Mike.

Last updated: Mon 06 February, 2023


Night Heathland

Location Info

Near: Ulverston
Lat,Lng: 54.16193,-3.10345
Postcode: LA12 0PD

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

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Directions / Parking

The parking is off the road junction between Mountbarrow Road and White Gill Lane, after the cattle grid on Mountbarrow Road. There is additional parking off the side of the road heading east from the junction on White Gill Lane. Please park responsibly and considerate for additional cars.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

The area comprises of an open moorland with an adjacent enclosed woodland. The open moorland is a mix of limestone escarpment and grazed land, please take care on the limestone as the broken ground can comprise of deep holes, and be slippy if wet. There is a dense path network and in places the low-level vegetation is dense gorse.

Full leg cover is compulsory.

The area is exposed and if the weather is bad you may be required to carry a hooded waterproof jacket, and potentially hat, gloves and waterproof trousers. You should bring these to the event and notices will be displayed in the car park and at the start.

You must carry a whistle.

Course Information

Long 5.1k 13c 120m

Short 3.2k 9c 80m

Scale 1:10,000 and 5 m contours.

Map last updated in year 2022.

The map will be size a4 and printed on waterproof paper.

Distance to start 250m

Finish adjacent to parking.

Course closing time 19:30

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Pre-entry available via SI Entries here, online entry closes at 23:59 on Sunday 29th January, some entry on the day also available.

£6 M/W21+

£4 M/W20- and full-time students

Entry on the day for Long and Short. £6 for seniors and £4 for juniors and students. Correct change please.

Collect hired dibbers from registration.

If you want to pre-enter and pay by voucher, you can get the voucher entry code from the Series Coordinator.

Registration and Start times

Starts 17.30 until 18.30

Dog restrictions

No restrictions, be aware there could be dog’s walked on the area during the time of the event.

Contacts / Officials

Planner Hollie Orr

Series Coordinator Loz Colyer lozcolyer at

Safety Jerry Purkis

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