LOC Weekend Day 1 - Caw Long Distance Event

Part of the 2019 LOC National Weekend

Sat 18 May 2019

This is part of the LOC National Weekend, paired with the event at Stickle Pike on the 19th May, entry is available in a combined entry form at Fabian4, now open.

The Preliminary Description for the Event is now avalable.

The controls, including the finish, will be enabled in contactless mode so that those with SiAC dibbers should not need to physically punch the controls.

If you are using contactless punching there is no need to touch the control boxes, and it has been noted that some runners hit them hard enough to knock them out of the ground and potentially damage the control box. Please don't do this because a failed control would disrupt the event results for all the competitors.

However, note that it will be necessary to punch the start controls which will not be programmed in contactless mode.

Some notes on using SiACs are attached.

There will also be SAFETY controls after the FINISH which must be punched by all runners - this is necessary to enable us to confirm that all runners have returned from the course.

Type of event: National
Type of terrain: Fell

Info updated: Sat 13 Apr

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Seathwaite, Dunnerdale

Directions / Parking

Parking and Assembly is the same for both days. 

All vehicles must access the event as signed from the A590 at Duddon Bridge traffic lights 1 mile west of Broughton-in-Furness. It is important that all competitors enter from the same direction.  Cars must be in the car park before 12noon and cars departing the event should not exit before 12.15pm.

Parking will be signed from the Ulpha Road at Dunnerdale (SD213953) and will be in adjoining fields beside the narrow road used as the route to the start.

Due to the narrow access roads there is NO access or parking for coaches, larger camper vans or caravans.

There is very limited parking for minibuses and small camper vans. Anyone wishing to bring a minibus or small camper van MUST email the entries secretary before the event to request a parking space.  Requests will be dealt with on a first-come-first-served basis.

Assembly is in a field adjacent to the car parking. 

Registration & Start Times

Enquiries and EOD registration from 10.00 – 12,00

Starts will be between 10.30 and 12.30, there will be one start, approximately 2 km and 200m climb from Assembly. There will b a clothing dump at the start.

The finish is close to the start, and the route to Assembly will be the reverse of the route to the start.

Courses close: 3pm

Course Information

The courses, subject to final controlling, on offer will be:



Map scale









Black 1:10000 5 9.9 M21L  
Brown 1:10000 5 8.1 M35L M40L  

Short Brown

1:10000 5 6.3 M18L M20L M45L M50L M21S W21L
Blue 1:10000 5 5.8 M16L M55 M60L M35S M40S W35L W40L
Short Blue 1:10000 5 4.2 M65L M18S M20S M45S M50S W18L W20L W45L W50L W21S
Green 1:7500 5 4.1 M70L M55S M60S W16L W55L W60L W35S W40S
Short Green 1:7500 5 3.2 M75 M80L M85L M65S W65L W70L W18S W20S W45S W50S
Very Short Green 1:7500 5 2.5 M70S M75S M80S M85S W75L W80 W85 W55S W60S W65S W70S
Light Green 1:7500 4 2.1 M14A M16B W14A W16B
Orange 1:7500 3 2.0 M12A M14B W12A W14B
Yellow 1:7500 2 1.6 M10A M12B

W10A W12B

Course lengths are shorter than might be expected to account for the amount of climb. 

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

Entries will be via Fabian4. www.fabian4.co.uk, see the Preliminary Details for more information. 

Please check the age class information for each course prior to starting the entry process. and for further queries regarding entries contact (01539734184).

There will be limited EOD for all courses but this will be dependent on the numbers of pre-entries on courses and the availability of time slots and maps.

Terrain Description

The terrain is typical open Lakeland Fell. Whilst mainly runnable it has steep slopes, intricate rock and contour detail and few paths or walls. Due to the lack of paths and other line features junior courses will include some taped routes. There are extensive areas of bracken, which hopefully at this time of year should not affect the runnability.


A BBQ, cake stall and tea/coffee will be provided by the Lakeland Orienteering Junior Squad.

Other traders/caterers TBC

Toilets will be located in the assembly field.


This is an exposed Lake District area so please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. If the weather is poor it might be compulsory to wear or carry a suitable waterproof jacket.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Simon cane (LOC)

Organiser: Paul Williams and Helen Livesey (LOC)

Controller: Alex Finch (SROC)

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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