Lakeland Orienteering Club

Bowness Urban MaprunSun 15 Oct - Sat 21 Oct

Third of a series of 4 training mapruns.

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: Urban

Last updated: Sun 15 October, 2023


Third of a series of 4 urban training mapruns,

They can be done at any time from Sunday am through to the following Saturday, in the light or dark,

or as a social group on Wednesday 5pm to 7pm.

Location Info

Near: Bowness
Lat,Lng: 54.35946,-2.92657
Postcode: LA23 3GZ

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

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Directions / Parking

Glebe Road Carpark, Bowness, LA23 3HE SD 399 966

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Urban maprun

Scale 1:4 000 and 5 m contours.

Map last updated in year 2019.

Course Information

45 minute score

A mixed Score Event; an urban across a hilly mixture of the roads, streets and alley ways and open ground throughout Bowness.

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Please request a pdf copy of the map from Jerry Purkis

jerry56p at

Mapruns downloaded from UK/Cumbria/south/LOC2023

If attending on Wednesday night the map will be A3 and printed on waterproof paper.

The start is the rock on the north side of the road junction with the parking and the alongside the water front.

The finish is close to the SW

Registration and Start times

Head Torch mandatory if running between dusk and dawn

Bright colored clothing recommended

Juniors under 16 must run with an adult

Sensible clothing (i.e., Cagoule, hat, gloves etc.) is to the be worn; this may be mandated in the case of poor weather

A rolling urban area` around Bowness. comprising of the water front and the streets away from the lake.

Most of the running surface is tarmac/hard surface there are controls on grass with some options taking in good distances of grass and mixed surface.

Wednesday 17:00 Mass start for people wanting to do this as a group.

Dog restrictions

Dogs under control are welcome Please ensure to clean up after them

Contacts / Officials

Planner James Rogers

Series Coordinator Jerry Purkis

Nearest A&E Hospital

Kendal Westmoreland Hospital Small Injuries open until 10pm
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