Graythwaite Black Brow ‘Pop-up’ event

A joint LOC/WAROC evening event for MacMillan Cancer Support

Wed 23 May 2018

This is a last-minute event filling a vacant slot in the fixture list.

Please come and lend a hand if you are not running. Cakes / drinks etc to sell for Macmillan would be welcome.

Many thanks to Myles Sandys at Graythwaite Estates for giving access at short notice.

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Forest, Woodland

Info updated: Wed 23 May

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Graythwaite

Directions / Parking

Parking: on forest road leaving the lane at SD361909. Follow this to the far end.

Registration & Start Times

Register from 17.30. Mass Start 18.30. Allow at least 15 minutes to reach start!!

Course Information

Courses: 4.0 / 2.5km.

Mass start with butterfly loops. Option to start just before or after mass start.

Also a 40 minute score with some easier controls, start /finish at registration.

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.

Terrain Description

The courses start in the Lost World at the highest part of the forest, which includes a labyrinth of rocky ridges and pinnacles. They then descend a complex low-visibility plantation to finish through Rough Holes – an attractive deciduous area. Beware – crags in the Lost World and low branches in the plantation!

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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