Galoppen - Great Tower

Sun 21 Nov 2021

Entry will be by pre-entry which will open in a little while, more details are in the 'Registration and Start Times' section.

This is an excellent area in the South Lakes.

All the controls will be SiAC enabled as normal for LOC events.

Covid considerations

We might still have to apply some restrictions, at least by request, but it will be clearer as the date approaches.

Social distancing  and face coverings may be required and we expect all competitors to respect the concerns of others.

Type of event: Regional, Major
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Sun 22 Aug

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Newby Bridge

Registration & Start Times

Except for the Yellow and Orange courses there will be No Entry on the Day (EOD).

Registration will use SI Entries for pre-entry for all courses, open now, and the final start list will be attached here after entries have closed.

Hire Si cards will be available on the day for pre-entries to be collected at the event, there will be the usual £30 fee for a lost SI Card.

For Yellow and Orange there will also be some EOD particularly aimed at newcomers and families, Please contact Carol McNeill -  for these courses.

Any LOC members offering to help at the event should contact Tim Field () before entering for the discount code. 

Start times will be from 10.30 - 13.00.

Any entry queries which cannot be sorted out on the Si Entries website should be addressed to  before the event, or at Download on the event day before you go to the start.

Unless they have any queries about their entry competitors should go directly to the Start for their booked start time, they should come to the event changed ready to run and to leave after downloading before changing.  

Course Information

The normal range of Galoppen courses will be offered:

Course Length (km) Climb (m) Controls
Short Green      
Light Green      

All runners MUST punch (physical punch) the Safety control positioned after the finish - this is our primary way to confirm whether a runner has finished in the event of an apparently missing runner. 

Courses will close at 15:00. If competitors think that they will be out for a long time then can they please start early.

If you cannot complete your course by the course closing time please retire as the nature of the area requires swift action in the event of a missing competitor and we will not delay contacting the Mountain 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

Entry fees will be:

Seniors - £8.00

Juniors/students - £5.00



Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. 

Whistles will be compulsory. 

Since this is a Lakeland area in Winter please remember that you may need to wear or carry appropriate clothing. Full lower leg cover is required. If the weather is inclement, cagoules may be compulsory, make sure you bring one to the event.


There will be no traders or food stalls.


There will be toilets at the event.

First aid and medical

First aid will be available at the finish but please DIY if at all possible to avoid unnecessary contact.

Companions will be asked to take injured people to hospital if needed. 

Local Accident and Emergency –

 - Furness General Hospital (A&E), <details needed>

 - Westmorland General Hospital (Minor Injuries only),  

Burton Road, Kendal, LA9 7RG. (01539 732288)

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Tim Field

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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