Come and Try It - Fell Foot
Mon 17 Feb 2020
We hope everyone who joined us at Fell Foot Park today had fun and enjoyed the courses on offer ! It was amazing to see so many of you in the Active Base and running around the park.
Type of event: Coaching, Other
Type of terrain: Parkland
Despite the weather over the weekend, we were able to carry on, allbeit with slightly shortened courses. From talking to some of you afterwards, it had no impact on the fun you all had.
As always, this wouldn't happen without all the help from the volunteers in the club, so thank you to all of them. Also, many thanks to the National Trust Team at Fell Foot, for allowing us to take over the Active Base and park and put these days on.
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Newby Bridge
- Grid Ref: SD381870
- Postcode: LA12 8NN
- Latitude: 54.27657
- Longitude: -2.94935
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
Please park in the main National Trust car park, then make your way to the Active Base for registration.
Registration & Start Times
Open drop-in event, between 10.00am and 15.00pm, booking not required
Registration will be in the Active Base building, signed from the main car park
There will be three courses to try around the park:
- Short accessible course
- Slightly longer yellow standard
- Score course
- An introduction to using a compass for those who have already done some orienteering and can read a map.
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.
Free event, normal National Trust admission charges apply to the venue
On the southern tip of Windermere, Fell Foot is a lovely lakeshore park with stunning mountain views. All courses remain in the parkland itself, wear warm and sturdy footwear, some course may take you into the wilder parts of the site.
The National Trust Boathouse Cafe will be open and the Pizza Landrover will also be fired up !
Dogs on leads are welcome
Contacts / Officials
Planner/Organiser: Ali Hooper
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.