Lakeland Orienteering Club

HaveriggWed 12 Jul

Summer series 5

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: Heathland





Series after 5


Tonight was the final event in this year's Summer Series and it was a fun one on the sand dunes at Haverigg ! Hopefully you all enjoyed the event including the bonus challenge of getting to the controls on the beach before the tide came in !

As always, many thanks to everyone involved in putting on tonight's event - Steve for planning, Derek for controlling/safety checking, Rach as series co-ordinator, Gill for access to the Rugby Club, the Osborne family and Rob for control collecting and the SI Team of Ali, Mike, Andy & Charlotte.

Last updated: Fri 14 July, 2023


The last in the series, with prize giving, and opportunity for picnics

Coastal Sand Dunes

Location Info

Near: Haverigg
Lat,Lng: 54.19423,-3.29425
Postcode: LA18 4LU

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

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Directions / Parking

At the rugby club car park, enter via Sea View.
Near: Millom

Lat,Lng: 54.19395,-3.29432

Postcode: LA18 4ES


The pins on the maps show the location of the parking and assembly area.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Sand dunes

The map is a total lidar re-survey at 1:5000, using ISSOM (sprint) map specification. The area has been extended seawards so be aware that some water features are tidal as well as seasonal. The sandy nature of the area and random public use means that clarity of paths on the ground is variable, especially in the eastern area nearest the start/finish.

Full leg cover isn’t compulsory but advised (gorse, hawthorn and occasional bramble strands).
The terrain is typical dune succession covering a strip of land next to the mouth of the Duddon estuary. The majority is marram grass covered sand dunes with complex contour detail and limited paths. Inland there are more mature, vegetated dunes and an area of seasonal marsh. There are small patches of gorse, willow, buckthorn and hawthorn as well as isolated bushes.This is an opportunity to test your skills on complex dune contours before the Scottish 6 days event.
Competitors on the yellow course in particular will need to be made aware that there are many unmapped small paths.
The area has no tree cover and sunscreen may be advisable.
Sheep graze in the area, so remember to check for ticks after your run.
You must carry a whistle.

Course Information

Long 5.7 km 130m climb 21 controls (double sided map)

Short 4.0 km 70m climb 14 controls

Orange 2.3 km 30m climb 14 controls

Yellow 1.6 km 20m climb 12 controls

Scale 1:5000 and 2.5 m contours for Long, Short, Orange; 1:4000 for Yellow.

Map updated in year 2023.
The map will be size A4 and printed on waterproof paper.
Start 360m and finish 60m from parking
Course closing time 19:30

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Entry Details

Pre-entries via SI Entries
£6 M/W21+
£4 M/W20- and full-time students
Entries free for LOC junior members, £4 for non-LOC juniors
Entries are open online via SI Entries here, online entry will close at 23:59 on Sun 9 July, some entry on the day will also be available.
Correct change please.
Entry on the day is possible for all courses but you can also pre-enter.
A family group intending to go round this course 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.

Registration and Start times

Starts 17.30 until 18.30

Courses close 19:30

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

Contacts / Officials

Contacts /Officials

Series Coordinator : Rach Stavert
Planner : Steve Brockbank

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