Lakeland Orienteering Club

BirkriggWed 24 Jan

Night Terrain Series 2

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





Series after 2


It was a lovely, clear, chilly moonlit night to be out on Birkrigg Common tonight for the latest Night Terrain event ! Thank you for joining us, we hope you enjoyed your courses.

The roll call of honour tonight is Pete for Planning, Steve S for Safety, Jane as Series Co-ordinator, Rach for first aid cover, Duncan Michael for control collecting and the SI Team of Gill, Sandy and Mike.

Last updated: Mon 29 January, 2024

Location Info

Near: Ulverston
Lat,Lng: 54.16243,-3.10355
Postcode: LA12 9SF
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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.

LA12 9RE

SD 280 746

54°09'43.6"N 3°06'15.3"W

Google map:

The registration and start are 200m south of the junction at:

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Birkrigg is a delightful, exposed and runnable area of limestone with grassy paths (many of which are indistinct). On a clear night you may be rewarded with views of Hoad monument, lit up in the distance.

The technical courses have 2 very quiet road crossings; please take care. Also, when wet the limestone pavement can be quite slippery.

The novice/yellow course mainly follows major grassy paths, that appear more distinct by being bounded by bracken or gorse. One leg follows the edge of a limestone pavement. On the map, limestone is shown in grey, and gorse as dark green. Enjoy!

The whole area is bounded by quiet roads, so if you get completely lost, head down to the nearest road.

Course Information

Long 4.5 km 110 m climb 13 controls

Short 3.0 km 75 m climb 12 controls

Yellow 1.6 km 40 m climb 9 controls

Scale 1:7500 and 5 m contours ISOM 2017-2

Map last updated in 2023.

The map will be A4 and printed on waterproof paper.

Start adjacent to registration

Distance from finish 250 m

Course closing time 19:30

Be aware the maps may have an old map on the back to recycle paper.


A whistle and spare torch and waterproof are mandatory for Birkrigg.

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Entries are open online via SI Entries here, online entry will close at 23:59 on Sunday 21st January, some entry on the day will also be available.

Entry Fees:

£6 M/W21+

£4 M/W20- and full time students

Entry is free for LOC Juniors

If entering on the day, the correct change would be very much appreciated please !

Registration and Start times

Registration opens 17:00

Starts from 17:30 to 18:30

Course closing time 19:30

SI cards (dibbers) and compasses will be available for those who do not have them.



Contacts / Officials

Planner- Pete Owens .

SO - Steve Spooner

Series - Jane Morgan

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