Lakeland Orienteering Club

Lowick CommonWed 17 May

Spring series 4

Local 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: Heathland





Series after 4


Thank you to everyone for joining us tonight for the latest event in this year's Spring Series ! We hope you enjoyed the area and your courses and the lovely bluebells.

Many thanks to all the volunteers from LOC who helped tonight - there were more than usual for an evening event, but especially Claire for planning, Alan as series co-ordinator, David for safety controlling and the SI Team of Ali, Mike and Charlotte.

Apologies to anyone who started really early when control 1 on both the short and long courses hadn't yet been placed - both have been made optional in the results. Also control 4 on the short course has been made optional, we hope this didn't affect your enjoyment of the course.

Last updated: Thu 18 May, 2023


This event is being held on Lowick Common, a beautiful area of open fell with stunning views and interesting terrain to explore and enjoy.

Location Info

Near: Lowick Green
Lat,Lng: 54.25419,-3.08569
Postcode: LA12 8EA
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The pins on the maps show the location of the parking, the start may be some distance away

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Directions / Parking

Roadside parking on minor road. Please approach parking from north, junction with A5092 at Lowick Green.

LA12 8EA

GR SD 293 848.

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Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

A complex open fell area with a good path network for easy courses and complex contour detail to challenge those on technical courses. Significant parts of the area are currently covered by dead bracken, which can be walked/ run through, but is scratchy! Small areas of denser vegetation are shown on the map and can be avoided.

There may also be a risk of ticks.

Therefore full leg cover is compulsory.

The area is exposed and if the weather is bad you may be required to carry a hooded waterproof jacket, and potentially hat, gloves and waterproof trousers. You should bring these to the event and notices will be displayed in the car park and at the start.

Also remember sun-block and consider a head covering if weather is hot and sunny.

You must carry a whistle.

Scale 1:7500 and 5 m contours.

Map last updated in year 2022

The map will be size A4 and printed on waterproof paper.

Course Information

Long 4.7 km 150 m climb 18 controls

Short 3.0 km 90 m climb 12 controls

Yellow 2.2 km 70 m climb 9 controls

White 1.4km 45m climb 9 controls

Start and finish are adjacent to parking

Course closing time 19.30

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Entries free for LOC junior members, £4 for non-LOC juniors, £6 for adults.

Entries are open online via SI Entries here, online entry will close at 23:59 on Sun 14th May, some entry on the day will also be available.

White/Yellow please pre-enter if possible, you can pick up hire dibbers on the day at the registration car. SOME EOD may be available, first-come first served until maps run out.

A family group intending to go round this course together should just enter once. Please fill in the box for details of others in your group.

You will just use one SI Card (dibber) between you but you can buy extra maps using the “extras” on SI Entries for £1.


  • Two (non LOC) children together: Pay £4 plus an optional extra £1.

Registration and Start times

Starts 17.30 until 18.30

Registration for the Yellow/ White courses, which are particularly aimed at families, juniors and novice runners, will be by entry on the day (EOD), opening at 16.45, and SI cards (dibbers) and compasses will be available for those who do not have them.


Roadside parking. No toilets available.

Dog restrictions

On leads in the car parking area.

Contacts / Officials

Claire Heppenstall Planner

David Downes Safety Coordinator

Alan Heppenstall (series coordinator)

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