Lakeland Orienteering Club

BirkriggWed 10 May

Spring series 3

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


Results / Splits



Series after 3

Explorer Awards


Luckily it stayed almost dry tonight - did you see the lovely rainbow ? Thank you for joining us for the latest Spring Series event, we hope you enjoyed your courses and starting from the other side of Birkrigg !

As always, thank you to everyone involved tonight - Graham for planning, Iain as Safety Co-ordinator, Alan as Series Co-ordinator, the control collectors Iain, Karen, Gill and Graham and the SI Team of Ali, Mike, Neil and Mary.

Last updated: Thu 11 May, 2023

Location Info

Near: Ulverston
Lat,Lng: 54.15617,-3.09061
Postcode: LA12 9RE
What3Words: ///eating.divide.diverting

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/Assembly: Sunbrick. Post code:LA12 9RE, Grid reference:289739

What3Words:eating.divide.diverting Sign posted from the crossroads, grid reference 280747. There is plenty of space for parking downhill from assembly, please park sensibly and leave space for other traffic.

Whistles compulsory, no dogs on courses and on leads elsewhere.

The grid reference is for assembly/download, the start is approx 100 meters from here.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

An open area of common land on a limestone ridge, lying close to Morecambe Bay south of Ulverston, with a fast and extensive path network, some gorse patches, and occasional technical terrain.

Full leg cover isn’t compulsory unless weather is bad.

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

You must carry a whistle

Course Information

Long Technical 4.9km 120m climb 15 controls

Short Technical 3.3km 90m climb 10 controls

Yellow 1.8km 45m climb 9 controls

White 1.3km 40m climb 10 controls

Map Scales 1:7500 and 5m contours, for technical courses, 1:5000 for the white & yellow.

Map last updated in year 2022.

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

The start/finish are together and it is approximately 100m from assembly

Starts from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, but it may be possible to start earlier if everything is ready

Course closing time 7.30pm

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Entries free for LOC junior members, £4 for non-LOC juniors, £6 for adults.

Entries are open online via SI Entries here, online entry will close at 23:59 on Sun 7th May, some entry on the day will also be available.


No toilets on site (nearest Ulverston)

Dog restrictions

No dogs on courses. Dog walking when not orienteering is possible, there are sheep roaming free in the area.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Graham Farley

Safety Coordinator: Iain Smith Ward

Series Coordinators: Alan Heppenstall and Gill Browne

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