Galoppen - Haverigg

LOC Cumbrian Galoppen

Sun 5 Jun 2016

Type of event: Regional

Info updated: Sun 5 Jun


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Haverigg, Millom

Directions / Parking

Area will be signposted from A595 in Millom  or from A5093 in Millom for people coming south down the coast. 

Parking will be in Millom RUFC [£1 parking fee please] and the registration & toilets will be in the Clubhouse - no spikes or muddy shoes please.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 10.00 - 12.00.

The start and Finish are both within 5 minutes of registration.

Runners using their own SI cards are requested to bring them to registration to streamline the registration process and optimise the information accuracy for the results.

Starts will be from 10.30 - 12.30. The start and finish is 300m from assembly.

Course Information

Yellow - brown courses will be offered.

There will be a string course available close to the parking area.

Courses will close at 15.00, please return to download immediately after finishing even if you retire.

Course Length (km) Climb (m) Controls Notes


30 12 Written & pictorial descriptions. Some taped sections.
Orange 2.8 60 10 Written & pictorial descriptions
Light Green 3.6 85 18  
Short Green


110 14  
Green 4.3 125 18  
Blue 6.6 210 24 2 parts – 2 sided map
Brown 8.8 275 30 2 parts – 2 sided map

The map for all courses are 1:7500, contour interval 2.5m. There has been a partial update in 2016.

  • Please note purple overprinting has been used to show fences that must only be crossed at marked crossing points. In some cases there is a choice of two crossing points. Please respect this arrangement to avoid damage to all the recently erected fencing.
  • 'x'  symbol indicates a wreck (on map and control description)
  • Gorse vegetation is variable and boundaries are indistinct.
  • Blue and Brown courses – use the far western part of the area which we share to a small extent with Lakeland Outdoor Club (naturists). We have their agreement. Courses have been planned to minimise the need to pass close to the areas they are likely to be occupying. Please respect their privacy.

Control descriptions will be issued at registration, they are also printed on the map.

The start and Finish are both within 5 minutes of 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.

Entry Details

Entry on the day only

Seniors - £5 with an additional £2 for non-BOF members
Junior & Students - £2

Terrain Description

Intricate sand dunes, beach, salt flats & few line features, the map has been updated for this event by Martin Bagness.


Catering will be provided by the NW Junior Squad and Compass Point will be present.

This is an exposed area of the Lake District. All runners must dress appropriately and may be required to carry a waterproof caguole.

A whistle must be carried.

Dogs allowed?

Dogs allowed on leads in car park & fine for walking in the dunes [popular dog walking area].

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Gill Browne (LOC) 01229 716748

Planner: Derek Fryer (LOC)

Controller: Simon Filmore (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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