Lakeland Orienteering Club

Maize Maze UlverstonSun 11 Sept

Park Series Event 4/4

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: Parkland






Thank you all for joining us at the Maize Maze this morning for the final event in this Park Series. We hope you enjoyed the courses and the challenge of running through the maze !

Many thanks as always to Graham the Planner, Carol as Safety Controller, Graham as Series Co-ordinator and the SI Team of Ali & Mike. Plus Ellie, Michael, Sam and Jamie as control collectors !

Planners Comments:

From comments it appears the blocked routes and one-way system added to route choice complexity. Second runs seem to have been a bit easier but that was always going to be the case in a small maze like this one. Perhaps next year we can look at the larger maze near Sedgwick. Anyhow hope you enjoyed it. Come and join us again for the night urban series. Details will be on the web site soon.

Last updated: Sun 11 September, 2022

Location Info

Near: Ulverston
Lat,Lng: 54.17379,-3.10136
OS Grid Ref: SD281759
Postcode: LA12 9SD
What3Words: ///fulfilled.campers.running

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

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Directions / Parking

Follow Mountbarrow road south from Ulverston.

Enter via Red Lane.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Full leg cover isn’t compulsory.

A maze of dirt paths in a field of Maize. You must not cross the maize walls. Muddy & slippery if it has been raining. Different structure to last year. Newly mapped by Matt Rooke.

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.

You are advised to carry a whistle.

Course Information


A 1.5 km 0 m climb TBD controls

B 1.5 km 0 m climb TBD controls

Yellow 0.5 km 0 m climb TBD controls

Scale 1:2000 and 2.5m contours. TBC

Map last updated in year 2022.

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

Distance to start and climb: Adjacent

Distance from finish: Adjacent

Course closing time: 13:00. ... kites will be collected from this time

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Pre-entries via SI Entries here.

£6 M/W21+

£4 M/W20- and full-time students

You can select to pay with LOC vouchers on SI Entries, just enter the code for this series

(request it via email from and hand vouchers in at SI on the night.

Very limited entry on the day for sprint courses. £7 for seniors and £4 for juniors and students. Correct change please.

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

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 children together: Pay £4 plus an optional extra £1
  • Adult and two children: Pay £6 plus an optional extra of £2

Registration and Start times

Registration for the Yellow course, which is particularly aimed at families, juniors and novice runners, pre-entry & entry on the day (EOD), opening at 10.15, and SI cards (dibbers) and compasses will be available for those who do not have them.



Ice Cream Parlour (Access across the road - children must be accompanied)

Dog restrictions

Working farm: No Dogs No Smoking

Contacts / Officials

Series Graham Capper

Planner Graham Capper

Safety Carol McNeil

Nearest A&E Hospital

Barrow A&E or Westmoreland Small Injuries
NHS Urgent care search

Safety Notes

Care should be taken rounding corners.


To add route complexity there might be non-standard map symbols indicating sections of a One-Way system through the maze. Please comply.