Lakeland Orienteering Club

National Weekend 2024Sun 19 May

Colonel's Drive Middle Distance Race

National 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: Forest

Last updated: Fri 05 April, 2024


Lakeland Orienteering Club warmly welcome you to a National weekend of top class orienteering

Day 2 Middle Distance including UKEOL

Location Info

Lat,Lng: 54.33005,-2.95674
Postcode: LA22 0LU
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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

Travel Directions

Low Cunsey Farm LA22 0LU GR SD 379 932

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Approaching from the south [Newby Bridge] the event will be signposted at the minor road junction just north of Graythwaite Hall [right turn]

Approaching from the north [ Hawkshead ]pass the western side of Esthwaite Water to the signposted minor road junction as above [left turn]

Follow the road to Low Cunsey parking field

Parking & Assembly

Campervans, motorhomes & minibuses will be parked on hard standing in the farmyard

Please confirm if you are bringing any of the above on your entry form so we are aware of numbers to expect.

Cars will be parked in the adjacent field.

Toilet facilities in the Assembly area.

Club tents in the designated area only please

Map / Terrain

The area has been newly updated by Martin Bagness [2024]

Colonel’s Drive is a fast, mature runnable forest on moderately complex Lakeland terrain. Bracken covers much of the ground but at this time of year should not be a significant impediment to progress.

There is considerable contour & rock detail, some water features & some fenced enclosures. There are few walls & paths & they can be indistinct. There is a large area of windblown trees which the courses skirt around & elsewhere many fallen trees which can be avoided.

Unfortunately due to the damage to the woods the Planner was unable to provide a White or Yellow course which would comply with the technical guideline

Course Information

Provisional Courses

CourseM Age ClassW Age ClassDistance kmClimb m
BlackM18; M20; M21; M35; M405.2335
BrownM45; M50W18; W20; W21 4.6230
BlueM16; M55; M60W35; W404


GreenM65; M70W16; W45; W503


Short GreenM75; M80; M85W55; W60; W652.8130
Very Short GreenW70; W75; W80; W851.9


Light GreenM14W142.6110


Control Descriptions

All course will be provided with control descriptions in the start boxes


Will be close to the Assembly field. Please take care when crossing the minor road.


The download caravan will be in the Assembly field before you enter the parking field. Please do not forget to download even if you retire.


Route to Start 600m gentle uphill walk on forest track to Start.

Distance from Finish 150m

This is a punching start but all competitors have a start time so please adhere to your start time as it will be difficult to slot in late competitors & you may be waiting for a long time!

Junior activities

As there is no white or yellow course provided we are planning a field full of fun Orienteering activities for kids adjacent to the Assembly field. Organisers Kath Savage & Gavin Pattison.

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Entries via SI Entries here.

£16/seniors £6/juniors

EOD [subject to availability of maps ] £18/£8

Closing date Wednesday 15th May 2024 11.59pm

Registration and Start times

Registration 10am

Start times are 10.30am-1.30pm

Courses close at 3.30pm. Please be aware when entering the longer courses!


Compass Point, Podium Catering & North West Junior Squad cake stall will be in the Assembly field.

Dog restrictions

Dogs are only allowed in the Assembly area & Parking field on leads, not on the courses. Please contact the Organiser if you have a medical support dog.

Contacts / Officials

Event Coordinator Gill Browne [LOC]

Planner Rob Smith [LOC]

Organiser Louise Thompson LOC

Controllers Jane & Nick Campbell [DEE]


Ed Sandys Graythwaite Estate

Nearest A&E Hospital

Furness General Hospital Dalton Lane, Barrow LA14 4LF
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