Club Champs - Blakeholme

A closed event for LOC members using a handicapped start system.

Sun 15 Jan 2017

Note that for safety reasons the courses will close at 12:15.

The controls will be enabled in contactless mode so that those with SIAC dibbers should not need to physically punch the controls. However, note that it will be necessary to punch the start and finsh controls which will not be programmed in contactless mode.

Some notes on using SIACs are attached.

Type of event: Local, Social
Type of terrain: Forest

Info updated: Mon 15 Jan


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Newby Bridge

Directions / Parking

Except for the helpers the parking is in the Great Tower car park at SD395915, helpers can park in the Park Cliffe Caravan site. a map of the caravan site is attached here.

The road from Newby Bridge (A592) to Great Tower is open so that people can approach from the South but the A592 from the Windermere direction (North) will be closed. 

Registration & Start Times

The registration/enquiries will open at 10.00 for limited EOD and competitor changes but it is intended that runners will be pre-entered (see 'Entries' section).

The start times have been calculated using runner handicaps, with the aim of runners finishing at 12.00. The start times will be as in the attached start list, and cannot be changed without runners becoming non-competitive.

The route to the start will be 300m SW along the road from Great Tower, left onto a footpath (through adventure playground where download/registration will be). It will be  1k on footpath (E then S) to the forest.

The start will be just inside the forest.

Course Information

Courses offfered are:

  • Yellow (non-competitive) - 1.64km
  • Orange - 2.09km
  • Green - 3.94km
  • Blue - 5.39km

Note that for safety reasons the courses will close at 12:15.

Runners MUST download immediately on the return journey even if they retire so we can be sure everyone is back and that we do not need to start a search and rescue.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

This is an event which is only open to LOC members but entry is free, and hired SI cards will be offered at no charge. Entries must be sent to Harry Scott (the organiser) by e-mail (), the details required are:

  • Name (as used by Sportident SI card registration)
  • SI card number or request to hire
  • Age class
  • Course
  • Choice of food if you intend to go to Greenodd Village hall afterwards

Payment for the food and drinks will be at the door at Greenodd Village hall



This is an event in Winter in a Lakeland forest and the weather is notoriously changeable with the Start and Finish being a little over 1k from Assembly.

A whistle must be carrying and a hooded waterproof jacket, hat and gloves are strongly recommended.

If you need to get to a public road quickly, head west for the A592, but bear in mind that there will be very traffic because this road is currently closed a little further north.

LOC Club Champs food, drink and presentations

After the event there will be food and drinks at Greenodd Village Hall, the cost will be £5 - £6 (TBC) to be paid at the door, and there will be the LOC prize giving and the new Club Champ announced.

The food on offer is pie (meat or veg) and peas followed by dessert.

Please include your food request on your entry e-mail to Harry.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser/Pre-entries: Harry Scott

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser.

Runners MUST download even if they retire so we can be sure everyone is back and that we do not need to start a search and rescue.

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Help and Information: Anyone needing any advice about Orienteering should talk to the Organiser.

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