Galoppen - Haverthwaite Heights

LOC Cumbrian Galoppen

Sun 21 Feb 2016

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Mon 22 Feb


Event Report

We apologise to runners on Green for an error in the loose control descriptions (those on the map were correct) which were accidentally printed from a pre-final version of the computer course file, resulting in the wrong description for #2.

The incorrect description was for a nearby control. We have accepted either as valid punches, but appreciate that some of you - those who navigated to the circled feature and didn't check the code against the loose descriptions, or who accidentally found the other control first - will have gained an advantage. To those who were adversely affected we apologise, and hope that the error didn't ruin your enjoyment of Iain's excellent course.

Pre Event Info

The revised final details (PDF) for the event is included here.
We are using SI Air+ enabled controls for this event and there will be SiAC (SI Air+) cards available for runners to try at this event.


Nearest town: Newby Bridge

Directions / Parking

Parking at Haverthwaite Railway Station, but please read the preliminary information attached.

Registration & Start Times

Registration - 10.00 - 12.00

Please bring your own SI card to registration to streamline the process and eliminate errors, even if you want to use a loaned SIAC card. 

Start times - 10.30 - 12.30

Course Information

White to Brown, no string course is offered but the Railway has an adventure playground.

Please note that the White and Yellow courses are steep and quite physical, and not suitable for families with small children.

Courses will close at 14:30.

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

Seniors - £5 (£7 non-BOF)

Juniors - £2

Terrain Description

An area of mixed terrain types with interesting contour detail including some runnable parts and some more some dense woodland.


See attached PDF.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Richard Tiley (LOC) 01229 587457

Planner: Iain Smith-Ward (LOC)

Controller: Richard Wilson LOC)

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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