Lakeland Orienteering Club

Torver Low CommonSat 30 Dec

Turkey Race 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






Many thanks to everyone for joining us for the final Turkey Race and indeed, final LOC event of 2023 ! Despite the weather, we hope you all enjoyed your courses.

Thanks also to Lakeland Landrover, for allowing us to use their site for parking and also to the following roll call of LOC volunteers, some of whom spent a long time out in that rain this morning ! Angie and Nigel for planning, Judy for safety controlling, Laura for car parking, the control collectors of Judy, Gill, Angie, Nigel, Chris and Nick and the SI Team of Mike and Gill.

Finally, we'd like to wish you all a very happy new year !

Last updated: Sat 30 December, 2023


A post-Christmas local event where Christmas cheer is welcome. As are offers to help collect controls after the event!

Location Info

Near: Torver
Lat,Lng: 54.33186,-3.09735
Postcode: LA21 8BJ

The pins on the maps show the location of the parking, the start may be some distance away

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Directions / Parking

LA21 8BJ

Grid Ref 286933

Parking at Lakeland Landrover on A5084 between Torver and High Nibthwaite

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Torver Low Common is an interesting, open area but it can be boggy and exposed to the weather! There will potentially be a road to cross from one of the car parking areas and a small walk along the road to access the event, so children should be accompanied by an adult. Car sharing is encouraged and a fee of £1/car will be collected.

Torver Low Common is entirely open with a few paths and terrain varying from runnable grass on the higher ground to tussocky bog and died-back bracken. There are several small tarns and a disused reservoir, which are uncrossable. It is an upland exposed area with the possibility of being in cloud in poor weather. There are no massive hills but it certainly isn’t flat.

Some small paths are not mapped. Care will be needed around the larger crags but the courses avoid crossing these.

Full leg cover isn’t compulsory but the area is exposed and if the weather is bad you may be required to carry a hooded waterproof jacket, and potentially hat, gloves and waterproof trousers. You should bring these to the event and notices will be displayed in the car park and at the start.

You must carry a whistle.

Course Information

Long 4.7 km 260 m climb 13 controls

Short 3.2 km 140 m climb 9 controls

Yellow 1.5 km 45 m climb 10 controls

Scale 1:10,000 (Long), 1:5,000 (short) and 1:2,500 (yellow) and 5 m contours

Map last updated in year 2021

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

Distance to start 725m and climb 45m

Distance from finish 600m

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Entries are open online via SI Entries here, online entry will close at 23:59 on Wednesday 27th December, some entry on the day will also be available.

Entry Fees:

£6 M/W21+

£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 !

We encourage running in pairs, it is good way to start orienteering. To do this, enter the event using one person’s name (the junior in a junior + adult pair, or one adult of an adult pair) and please add the names of everyone accompanying in the ‘Additional names and ages’ box when you enter. You will just use one SI Card (dibber) between you but you can buy extra maps using the “extras” on SI Entries for £1

Registration and Start times

Starts 10.30 until 12:00

Course closing time 14:00


no toilets

Dog restrictions

dogs on leads in the car park.

Contacts / Officials

Planners: Angie Hulley 07973662801 Nigel Hulley 07342062775

Series: Gill Browne

Safety: Judy Burge

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