Lakeland Orienteering Club

Dockney Parrock ColtonWed 25 Jan

Event 3 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: Woodland


Results / Splits



Series Results


Thank you all for joining us on a lovely clear, chilly night for the latest event in the Night Terrain Series tonight at Dockney Paroock. We hope you enjoyed your courses and weren't too distracted by the amazing number of stars in the sky or the ISS passing overhead !

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

Last updated: Fri 27 January, 2023


Dockney Parrock including Height Spring, Moss Wood and New Close Wood. A delightful wooded area, somewhat marred by storm damage, which courses are planned to avoid.

Location Info

Near: Colton
Lat,Lng: 54.26578,-3.04811
Postcode: LA12 8HF
What3Words: ///scenes.overlaps.minute

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 will be in the car park of Colton Church at Postcode LA12 8HF, Grid Reference SD318861, what3words scenes.overlaps.minute. This is best approached from the Greenodd - Oxen Park road, turning eastwards at the road junction at SD316861.

Colton Church is signed from this junction, and 'O' signage will be placed from the same spot. There is no charge for parking, but the church will welcome voluntary donations.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Woodland on an east facing slope, meaning that it is relatively sheltered. Much of it is runnable, though rough underfoot, and there are some small crags and marshy areas. There are fenced off sections which sometimes change, and the map has been updated to show their present positions.

The area has suffered a certain amount of storm damage in the form of windblown trees, most of which is not shown on the map.

Courses have been planned to avoid storm-damaged areas. On the long course, where the likely route choice crosses an (unmapped) section of windblow a taped route will be installed to show a way through.

Full leg cover is compulsory.

The start/finish are on the hill above the woodland area to the west and 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, and a spare torch.

Course Information

Long 3.7k, 205m climb, 20 controls

Short 2.7k, 140m climb, 13 controls

Both courses are full technical standard.

Scale 1:5,000 and 5m contours.

The map has been updated for this event to show current positions of fences. It will be A4 size and printed on waterproof paper.

Distance to start and from finish (same place) 200m with 20m ascent/descent.

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 22nd 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 dogs

Contacts / Officials

Series Coordinator Loz Colyer lozcolyer at

Planner Alan Heppenstall

Controller Nick Howlett

Nearest A&E Hospital

Kendal urgent treatment centre (open to 10pm) or Barrow A&E
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