Lakeland Orienteering Club

LoughriggSun 11 Feb


Regional 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: Fell





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What a lovely day it was today in Ambleside for the LOC Cumbrian Galoppen and UKOL event - it stayed dry until everyone had downloaded at least, hopefully the control collectors didn't get too wet ! Thank you all for joining us today, we hope you enjoyed your courses.

Many thanks to everyone at LOC who volunteered their time today to make this event happen, big thanks go to Hollie for planning, Rebekah for organising and John for controlling. Also thanks to Ambleside Football Club for the use of their clubhouse.

Also many thanks to anyone who stopped who helped either of the injured competitors, particularly Colin Matheson who gave up his run to help - we wish them both a speedy recovery.

Last updated: Sun 11 February, 2024


Following British Night Championships at Hawes End WCOC

Classic Lakeland open fell area with a mix of large and detailed contour features, marshes, crag and rock detail, steep slopes and small tarns. The area has a limited path network but good off-path runnability when the bracken is down. Popular with walkers, fell runners and sheep (not mapped), the area normally has great views of the surrounding high fells and Lake Windermere.

Competitors are reminded that they will be sharing the area with other users, and to be respectful and considerate towards other users.

Weather updates - please check the website in case of cancellation due to bad weather

Cagoules compulsory. Hat and gloves are strongly advised.

Final Details 8 Feb

Location Info

Near: Ambleside
Lat,Lng: 54.42907,-2.96631
Postcode: LA22 0EE

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

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Directions / Parking

Registration and Download will be at Ambleside United Football Clubhouse at NY 372043. Nearest postcode LA22 0SW. No Competitor’s vehicles allowed in the Clubhouse car park.

Competitors are encouraged to car-share as much as possible.

The recommended parking is adjacent to Registration in Millerbridge carpark at NY 374041. Nearest postcode LA22 OEE.

Please pay and display at the machines.

Millerbridge has room for group minibuses and mobile homes.

There is a good bus network for the event, see the 'Public Transport options' section for more details.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

The area has been used for multiple events in the past, it is a typical Lakeland open fell with detailed contour and rock formations. The area is heavily used by the public so there are a number of well trodden paths on the map, however runners will also encounter smaller trods not marked on the map. The map has been updated in 2020 by Martin Bagness, given the time of year the water features may be more distinctive.

Competitors are reminded that they will be sharing the area with other users, and to be respectful and considerate towards other users.

Full leg cover is compulsory.

You must carry a whistle.

Course Information

The following courses will be offered. This is a UKOL event so if appropriate please enter the correct course.

CourseLengthClimbNumber of Controls


Light Green2.8km160m12
Very Short Green2.4km115m8
Short Green3.0km160m10

Lengths to be confirmed.

Please see below the UKOL course/class mapping, if you'd like to receive points for the UKOL league, please enter the relevant course for your age class.

CourseUKOL M ClassesUKOL W Classes
BrownM20; M21; M35; M40W21
BlueM16; M18; M45; M50; M55; M60W18; W20; W35; W40
GreenM65; M70W16; W45; W50; W55; W60
Short GreenM75; M80W65; W70
Very Short GreenM85; M90W75; W80; W85; W90

There will be a safety control after the Finish, please punch there as you go past as it is an important part of our safety strategy.

Parking/Assembly > Start 600m

Finish/Clothing dump > Parking/Assembly 1.7km, downhill.

Clothing dump - the unmanned clothing dump is 240m away and 50m lower than the start, and 1km from the finish,

Blank maps will not be provided at the start.

Yellow maps will be at Registration with an opportunity for those runners to discuss the course before running.

Courses will close at 14.30.

Please remember to return to Download as soon as possible when you have finished your run.

If you cannot complete your course by the course closing time please retire and return to Download as the nature of the area requires swift action in the event of a missing competitor and we will not delay contacting the Mountain Rescue

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Pre-entries available online via SI Entries here. Online entries will close at 23:59 on Weds 7th February, after which entry on the day will be available at the event, subject to map numbers.

Entry fees:

  • Senior BOF member - £10
  • Senior non BOF member £11
  • Junior £5
  • LOC Juniors free

Entry on the day is possible for all courses but you can also pre-enter.

  • EOD Senior BOF member - £11
  • EOD Senior non BOF member £12
  • EOD Junior £5
  • EOD LOC Juniors free

Registration and Start times

Starts 10:30-12:30

Helpers should contact the Organiser (Rebekah Beadle <Rebekah.beadle AT>) before entering to get the helper code to reduce the cost of entry.

Also, for the Orange and Yellow courses there will also be some EOD particularly aimed at newcomers and families.

Hire SI Cards will be available free of charge at the event but there will be the usual £30 fee for a lost SI Card.

Lone orienteers - please leave your car-keys at registration.

Download - please remember to download.



Podium catering is planning to be present near Registration.


Toilets are kindly provided by Ambleside United Amateur Football Club in their clubhouse. Please be respectful and take your muddy shoes and dobs/spikes off before entering the clubhouse.

Dog restrictions

No dogs at the Football Club.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser Rebekah Beadle Rebekah.Beadle AT

Planner Hollie Orr

Controller John Nash.

Nearest A&E Hospital

NHS Urgent care search

Safety Notes

Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.

Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult on the fell.

Whistles will be compulsory.

Cags: waterproof jackets with hoods are strongly recommended and might be made compulsory on the day, make sure you bring one to the event.

This is a Lakeland area in winter so please remember that you need to wear or carry appropriate clothing. Full lower leg cover is required. Though it is winter it is recommended that you check for ticks after your run.

Safety bearing - east to the minor road that runs by the River Rothay.

Be aware that the route to the start crosses a road before following a minor road up to the start. Please supervise children and be cautious of traffic.

Bad weather – please check the website in case of cancellation due to bad weather, or any other changes.


First aid will be available in tent near the remote finish and at registration (clubhouse) but please DIY if at all possible to avoid unnecessary contact.

Companions will be asked to take injured people to hospital if needed.

Local Accident and Emergency – Furness General Hospital (A&E)

Dalton Lane , Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4LF (01229 870870)

Minor Injuries only - Westmorland General Hospital

Burton Road, Kendal, LA9 7RG. (01539 732288)