Night Urban - Ambleside

Part of LOC 2015-16 Winter series

Wed 10 Feb 2016

Type of event: Local, Night, Urban
Type of terrain: Urban

Info updated: Sun 14 Feb


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Ambleside

Directions / Parking

Cumbria University Campus (Charlotte Mason) car park. this is signed off main Keswick Rd out of Ambleside (Rydal Road).

The University car park is free from 6pm.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.30 - 18.15.

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

Open start times will be from 17.45 - 18.30.

There will be an optional Mass Start at 18.30 for those who prefer that format.

Course Information

The long course is nominally 4.8k (straight line), while the short course is 3.7k.



Please note that for the urban events runners will be using streets where there will also be pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles, runners should be considerate and carry some visible reflective material for safety.

A suitable lamp and preferably a spare lamp must be carried.

Remember that you Orienteer at your own risk

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: £4 with an additional £2 for non-BOF members
Junior & Students: £2

Terrain Description

This is an urban event. Assembly, Start and Finish are all in car park described above. Terrain varies from tarmac to grassy parkland some of which has been under floodwater and remains very soggy.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser/planner: Selwyn Wright

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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