Lakeland Orienteering Club

Cunswick ScarWed 31 Jan

Night Terrain Series 3

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





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Series after 3


Well, it started off very wet and windy tonight, but had dried up by the time you all finished ! Well done to everyone who made it up onto Cunswick Scar tonight for the latest Night Terrain event.

Many thanks to everyone who was out in the rain helping tonight, particularly Alan for Planning, Nick as Safety and First Aid cover, Jane for helping put controls out, Duncan, Ian, Nick and Gavin for collecting them all in again and the SI Team of Ali, Mike and Jerry.

Last updated: Sat 03 February, 2024


Open limestone fell with mostly easily runnable grass, and a good network of footpaths: these are easy underfoot but can be hard to identify on the ground, because users tend to spread out sideways rather than walking single file. This could be tricky in places for the novice course, which is why we are describing it as yellow, not white. There will be a short taped route at one indistinct path junction to help with finding the way ahead.

At the north end, terrain is rougher and paths are easier to identify. The technical courses will visit this part of the area. The long will visit a disused quarry at the NE end.

Many patches of vegetation, mostly gorse, with a little runnable woodland and some individual trees. No thick woodland. A lovely place for a night-time run, but exposed: please wrap up well!

Location Info

Near: Kendal
Lat,Lng: 54.32475,-2.78604
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

Roadside parking is available if the car parks are full

What3words using.copper.ramp



Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

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.

Be aware the maps may have an old map on the back to recycle paper.

Course Information


A whistle and spare torch are mandatory and waterproof depending on conditions on night.

Courses are on the long side, but there isn’t much climb, and the going is mainly good underfoot.

Long Technical 5.0km 110m climb 22 controls

Short Technical 3.8km 65m climb 16 controls

Yellow 2.2km 30m climb 13 controls

Scale 1:7500 and 5m contours.

Map last updated in year 2019, minor updates March 2023

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

Distance to start 400m level

Distance from finish 150m level

Course closing time 7.30 pm

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Entries are open online via SI Entries here, online entry will close at 23:59 on Sunday 28th January, some entry on the day will also be available.

Entry Fees:

£6 M/W21+ online up to Sunday 28th Jan

£7 M/W21 + entry on the day

£4 M/W20- and full time students

Entry is free for LOC Juniors

If entering on the day, the correct change would be very much appreciated please !

Registration and Start times

Registration opens 17:00

Starts from 17:30 to 18:30

It may be possible to start earlier if everything is ready.

Courses close 19:30


No toilets on site (nearest Kendal)

Contacts / Officials

Planner - Alan Heppenstall.

SO - Nick Howlett

Series - Jane Morgan

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