Lakeland Orienteering Club

Burnt Woods, Middle DistanceSat 8 May

LOC 2021 May Weekend

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: Forest






Thanks to Lindsey and Iain for organising and planning a good event in difficult conditions

The results and splits are attached and the analysis links will follow, please contact us at' if you have any comments or queries about the results.

Last updated: Thu 28 April, 2022


Burnt Woods is a small area of mixed plantation and semi-natural woodland. In places it is rocky and rough underfoot with much contour detail and rock features, and boggy areas.

It was recently used for an Elite training event.

Location Info

Near: Graythwaite
Lat,Lng: 54.31023,-2.98274
OS Grid Ref: SD361909
Postcode: LA12 8JY

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 on the forest track accessed at SD361909.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Burnt Woods is a small area of mixed plantation and semi-natural woodland. In places it is rocky and rough underfoot with much contour detail and rock features, and boggy areas.

It was recently used for an Elite training event.

Course Information

The following courses will be offered:

Course Distance (km) Climb (m) Controls Start
Brown 5.9 25 1
Blue 4.7 26 2
Green 3.4 18 1
Short Green 2.6 16 2
Light Green 2.2 11 1
Orange 2.2 9 2
Yellow 2.0 9 2

The map scale will be 1:5000.

The courses will be split between 2 starts which will be within 500m from the Assembly, and the return from Finish to Download will also be about 500m.

Note that the Brown course will be a two-part course with a map exchange at control 16. and for this course only I will print loose descriptions, with no descriptions on eithrer part of the map. Brown competitors will collect their descriptions at the Start for the whole course.

Courses will close at 15.30 and you must return to Download as soon as possible even if you retire to avoid the event team having to initiate a search at the end of the event.

How to choose a course

Entry Details

  • Seniors: £8
  • Juniors/Students: £4

The event will be pre-entry using SiEntries only.

Registration and Start times

There will be NO EOD and there will be NO Si Cards to be hired on a day basis.

Registration was by pre-entry only using SI Entries, the entries have now closed, the start list with times (showing the beginning of the 15 minute interval) is attached here.

Start times are based on the 15 minute start intervals which the runners booked from 10.30 - 13.30 using 2 starts.

Helpers should enter using one of the time slots but then agree their actual start time with the Organiser (Lindsey Bayles/ David Corp).

In order to manage the flow of runners through the start all runners must use the selected start window if possible.

Any entry queries which cannot be sorted out on the Si Entries website should be addressed to before the event, or at Download on the event day before you go to the start.

Unless they have any queries about their entry competitors should go directly to the Start for their booked start time, they should come to the event changed ready to run and to leave after downloading before changing.

Any LOC members who DO NOT own an SI Card and would like to enter this or any of the possible events in the near future can borrow one (Si Card 5) until the crisis is over, please e-mail with your name, Ageclass/gender, Year of Birth, BOF no., and I will arrange that one to be collected at the first event you attend. There will be the usual £30 fee for a lost SI Card.



There will be no traders or food stalls.


There will be 2 toilets at the event.


Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.

Shorts may be allowed, but if the weather is inclement, it may be necessary to wear/carry appropriate clothing, e.g. cagoules may be advisory. A whistle must be carried on the course.

There are a few public footpaths through the completion areas – please avoid contact with the public!

First aid and Medical

First aid will be available at the finish but please DIY if at all possible to avoid unnecessary contact.

Companions will be asked to take injured people to hospital if needed.

Local Accident and Emergency – Furness General Barrow in Furness LA14 4LF

Dog restrictions

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Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Lindsey Bayles/ David Corp

Planner: Iain Smith-Ward

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