Lakeland Orienteering Club

Birkrigg (West)Sun 4 Sept

Park Series Event 3/4

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






Thank you all for joining us at Birkrigg (West) this morning for the latest event in this Park Series. We hope you enjoyed the courses and the challenge of running around the area !

Many thanks as always to Laura the Planner, Gill as Safety Controller Graham as Series Co-ordinator and the SI Team of Chris, Ali & Mike. Plus Richard & Kath for helping put controls out and Gill and James as control collectors !

Last updated: Sun 04 September, 2022

Location Info

Near: Ullverston
Lat,Lng: 54.16284,-3.10329
Postcode: LA12 9QW
What3Words: ///remotest.obey.reported

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

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Directions / Parking

White Ghyll Lane X-roads

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Full leg cover isn’t compulsory but lower leg cover advised.

Fast open grassland with areas of bare rock and pockets of woodland.

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 are advised to carry a whistle

Course Information


A 2.3 km 60 m climb 13 controls

B 2.2 km 45 m climb 13 controls

Yellow 1 km 15 m climb 10 controls (Much of this course is flagged)

Scale 1:5000 and 5m contours.

Map last updated in year 2022.

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

Distance (Car Park) to start and climb: 800m flat

Distance from finish: 800m

Course closing time: 13:00 ... kites will be collected from this time

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Pre-entries via SI Entries here.

£6 M/W21+

£4 M/W20- and full-time students

You can select to pay with LOC vouchers on SI Entries, just enter the code for this series

(request it via email from and hand vouchers in at SI on the night.

Very limited entry on the day for sprint courses. £7 for seniors and £4 for juniors and students. Correct change please.

Entry on the day is possible for the Yellow but you can also pre-enter.

A family group intending to go round this course together should just enter once. Please fill in the box for details of others in your group.

You will just use one SI Card (dibber) between you but you can buy extra maps using the “extras” on SI Entries for £1.


  • Two children together: Pay £4 plus an optional extra £1
  • Adult and two children: Pay £6 plus an optional extra of £2

Registration and Start times

Starts 10.30 until 12.30

Registration for the Yellow course, which is particularly aimed at families, juniors and novice runners, pre-entry & entry on the day (EOD), opening at 10.15, and SI cards (dibbers) and compasses will be available for those who do not have them.

Dog restrictions

Car park only, on lead

Contacts / Officials

series Graham Capper

planner Laura Brown

safety Graham Capper

Nearest A&E Hospital

NHS Urgent care search

Safety Notes

Livestock have been grazing, check for ticks.


There are patches of undergrowth: isolated thistles and nettles in some of the blocks of wood.

Protection for lower legs recommended.