Come and Try It - Fell Foot

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Get a taste of orienteering at a free Come and Try It event at Fell Foot this February half term. Join one of our team outdoors and have a go at orienteering first hand. Appropriate for all ages, drop in and perhaps navigate your way to a brand new hobby.

Type of event: Coaching, Other
Type of terrain: Parkland

Info updated: Sun 10 Feb

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Newby Bridge

Directions / Parking

Access to Fell Foot from the south via the A590/A592 remains the same, follow the brown tourist signs.

From the north, please check the current status of the roadworks on the A592 south of Bowness, where it has been closed. The signed diversion is via the A591/A590.

Please park in the main National Trust car park, then make your way to registration. 

Registration & Start Times

Open drop-in event, between 10.00am and 15.00pm, booking not required


Registration will be in the Active Base 

Course Information

There will be three courses to try around the park:

  • Short accessible course
  • Slightly longer yellow standard
  • Score course

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

Free event, normal National Trust admission charges apply to the venue

Terrain Description

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.


National Trust cafe available in the car park

Dogs allowed?

Dogs on leads are welcome

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Ali Hooper

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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