Lakeland Orienteering Club

Cunswick ScarWed 19 Apr

Spring series 1

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: Fell


Results / Splits



Explorer Awards

Series after 1


Many thanks to all of you for joining us for the first event in this year's Spring Series on Cunswick Scar tonight ! It was a beautiful, dry sunny evening with amazing views, we hope you enjoyed the courses. Thank you to everyone who car shared tonight too.

Results, Winsplits and Routegadget are now available here.

As always, many thanks to all the LOC helpers who assisted in anyway with tonight's event - Alan and Deyna for planning, Rachel for safety controlling, Alan and Gill as Series Co-ordinators, Gill, Eve, Deyna, Kath, Lindsey, Jane for car parking and newcomer welcome, the control collectors of Ellie and Jamie, Loz and the SI Team of Ali, Mike, Janet and Andrew.

Last updated: Thu 20 April, 2023

Location Info

Near: Kendal
Lat,Lng: 54.32476,-2.78864
Postcode: LA8 8HB
What3Words: ///using.copper.ramp

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 at the high point of the unnumbered road between Kendal and Underbarrow, shown on OS map as Underbarrow Road. There are two car parks on the north side of the road. You may park in either, but Registration and Download will be in the EASTERN one. i.e. on the Kendal side.

Please note, due to a very high pre entry, parking will be tight, can we please ask that you car share as much as possible. There are 2 car parks - registration and download will be sited in the eastern car park, there is a possibility some of you will need to find parking on the road. If you park in the western car park, you will need to visit registration to collect a hire dibber before running if you have requested one and also to download after running - please make sure you do so. Please make sure you return to download in the eastern car park whether you complete your course or not - this is just so we know you have returned safely and don't send out a search party for you.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

An open area on a limestone ridge top lying just east of Kendal, with a fast path network, some gorse patches, and some technical terrain towards the north end. Courses are on the long side because of the easy underfoot conditions, and lack of major hills.

Full leg cover isn’t compulsory unless weather is bad.

The area is exposed and if the weather is bad you may be required to carry a hooded waterproof jacket. You should bring one to the event and notices will be displayed in the car park and at the start.

You must carry a whistle

Course Information

Long Technical 5.4km 110m climb 15 controls

Short Technical 4.3km 70m climb 13 controls

Yellow 2.4km 50m climb 11 controls

White 1.9km 40m climb 11 controls

Scale 1:7500 and 5m contours.

Map last updated in year 2019, minor updates for this event in March 2023

The map will be size A4 and printed on waterproof paper.

Distance to start 350m level

Distance from finish 200m level

Course closing time 7.30 pm

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Pre-entries via SI Entries

Entries free for LOC junior members, £4 for non-LOC juniors, £6 for adults.

Entries are open online via SI Entries here, online entry will close at 23:59 on Sun 16th April.

Entry on the Day is available for all courses, subject to the availability of maps. £6 for seniors and £4 for juniors and students. Correct change please.

Entry on the day is possible for the Yellow and White but you can also pre-enter.

A family group intending to go round Yellow or White together should just enter once. Please fill in the box for details of others in your group.

You will just use one SI Card (dibber) between you but you can buy extra maps using the “extras” on SI Entries for £1.


  • Two children together (not LOC junior members): Pay £4 plus an optional extra £1.
  • Adult and two children: Pay £6 plus an optional extra of £1 or £2.

Registration and Start times

Starts 17.30 until 18.30. It may be possible to start earlier if everything is ready.

Registration for the Yellow and White courses, which are particularly aimed at families, juniors and novice runners, will be available by entry on the day (EOD), opening at 17.00. SI cards (dibbers) and compasses will be available for those who do not have them.


No toilets on site (nearest Kendal)

Dog restrictions

No dogs on courses. Dog walking when not orienteering is possible

Contacts / Officials

Planner Alan Heppenstall & Deyna Hirst

Safety Coordinator Rachel Stavert

Series Coordinaror Alan Heppenstall and Gill Browne

Nearest A&E Hospital

Westmorland Small Injuries Burton Road Kendal LA9 7RG
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