Lakeland Orienteering Club

National Weekend 2024Sat 18 May

Holme Fell Long 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: Fell






What a beautiful day it was in the Lakes today for the Long Distance event of the LOC National Weekend ! Many thanks for joining us today, we really hoped you enjoyed the excellent courses planned by Pete.

As always, many thanks to all the LOC (and other club) volunteers who did so much to help the event run smoothly today. Particular thanks to Pete the planner, Dan & Karen the controllers and the organising team of Clare, Sue and Gill.

Last updated: Sat 18 May, 2024


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

National Weekend day 1 Long distance

Final Details 16th May

Location Info

Near: Coniston
Lat,Lng: 54.40060,-3.07110
Postcode: LA21 8DG
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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:

Holme Fell is situated 2 miles north of Coniston, on the west side of the A593, Ambleside to Coniston road.

High Tilberthwaite Farm LA21 8DG GR NY 306012


Event access is via the A593, southbound from Ambleside signposted at Yew Tree Barn or Northbound from Coniston signposted at Low Yewdale Farm.

Parking & Assembly

The car park will be open from 8.30am.

Event access is via the A593, southbound from Ambleside signposted after Yew Tree Barn or northbound from Coniston signposted at Low Yewdale Farm.

Please do not turn onto the Hodge Close road.

The turn into the parking field is very tight. Only small VW campervans will be allowed onto the parking field due to the restricted access. Larger campervans, motorhomes & minibuses will need to be parked in Coniston. John Ruskin School (LA21 8EW) has hard standing parking available (honesty box), but competitors will need to organise transport thereafter to the event. (No overnight stays).

It is a single-track road to the assembly field & there will be NO exit until after 12.30pm.

Please allow adequate time to reach the event with the possibility of slow entry to the parking field!

Please do not use the public car park at Tilberthwaite.

Toilet facilities will be in the Parking field.

Club tents in the designated area only please.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain


The area has been resurveyed in 2024 by Martin Bagness using Lidar data & has complex rock & contour detail throughout the area with very few paths. There are traces of mining activity. The lower slopes are natural woodland with little undergrowth. The upper slopes are open runnable fell rising to 300m with fine views across the Lakeland Fells. Walls & fences must only be crossed at marked crossing points. Small, fenced enclosures around single trees are not shown on the map.

Map Scale

Black, Short Brown & Blue 1:10000

All other courses 1:7500

Control Descriptions

All courses will be provide with control descriptions in the start boxes.


Finish will be in the field adjacent to the main arena with good visibility for the spectators.


A download van will be directly at the Finish. Please make sure you download even if you retire.

Electronic Punching

Controls and Finish will be enabled for contactless punching with SIACs or punching with a standard SI card. However, it is a punching Start (not in contactless mode) which needs to be punched by all competitors. A SIAC BATTERY CHECK control box will be located near to Enquiries. This is to test that the battery level of the SIAC dibber is sufficient for the event. A “SIAC ON/TEST” control box will be available at the pre-start. This will ensure the SIAC is in contactless mode. It is the competitor’s responsibility to ensure that their Sicard/SIAC has registered at every control.

Course Information

CourseM Age ClassW Age ClassDistance kmClimb m
Black *M21 - M408.2610
Short * BrownM18 - 20; M45 - 50; M21SW20 - 356.1395
BlueM16; M55-60; M35 - 40SW18; W40 - 454.8320
Short BlueM65 - 70; M18 - 20S; M45 - 55S; M21VW16; W50 - 55; W20 - 35S4.1220
GreenM75; M60SW60 - 65; W18S; W40 - 45S


Short GreenM80; M65SW70; W50 - 55S; W21V3.0150
Very Short GreenM85+; M70 - 80SW75+; W60 - 70S2.5130
Light Green
M14; M16B

W14; W16B
OrangeM12; M14B; M21NW12; W14B; W21N2.8140
Yellow **M10; M12BW10; W12B2.0


White **M10BW10B1.850

* Black & Short Brown have double sided maps

** White & Yellow maps available at the pre-start.

String Course

A String Course will be available in the field adjacent to the parking field.

Planner Matt Rooke


The start is a 2.2km easy gradual uphill walk on a good public path, allow 20 – 45 mins.

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

One toilet will be available close to the start.

Call up at - 4 with blank maps in the start lane.

Warm up Area

The start is directly next to a wide track leading to Little Langdale. The area is a mixture of gravel paths & tarmac. Please be mindful of property users, traffic & walkers using the area & do not cross OOB areas.

Safety Directions

In an emergency, competitors should head west to meet the Hodge Close road or Hodge Close Quarry (don’t cross the fences around the quarries!). If near the quarries, head north back towards the start and follow the ‘route to the start’ in reverse back to assembly. If you meet the road, relocate, and continue to the finish.

There will be First Aiders at the Finish

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

Start times, course closing, finish & download

Start times from 10.30am - 1.30pm, start times available on the SI Entries website here.

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

Finish will be in the field adjacent to the assembly field with good visibility for spectators.

The download van will be directly at the finish.

Please make sure you download even if you retire.

Assembly Field

Toilet facilities will be in the parking field.

Club tents in the designated area only please.

Enquiries open 9.30am – 4.30pm

EOD registration 9.30am – 12.30pm

First Aid

Compass Point and Podium Catering

North West Junior Squad cake stall.


Compass Point and Podium Catering and will be in the Assembly field.

North West Junior Squad cake stall

Holme Fell: One toilet close to Start

Dog restrictions

Dogs are only allowed in the Parking & Assembly fields & must be on leads. No dogs next to the finish funnel & no dogs on courses. Please clean up after your dogs. Please contact the Organiser if you have a medical support animal.

Contacts / Officials

Event Coordinator Gill Browne [LOC]

Planner Pete Owens [LOC]

Organisers Clare Evans

Sue Butterfield

Controllers Karen & Dan Parker [BL]


Steven Dugdale High Tilberthwaite Farm

Paul Farrington National Trust

Nearest A&E Hospital

Furness General Hospital Dalton Lane, Barrow LA14 4LF
NHS Urgent care search

Safety Notes

Safety Advice

A comprehensive risk assessment has been carried out by the organisers, but competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. Competitors who are unwell should not run. Competitors should enter courses appropriate for their experience. Any medical conditions that the organiser and First Aiders should know about in an emergency, must be made known to the organiser before the event, or a form can be filled in at Enquiries. These details will only be used for the purposes of this event and can be collected or will otherwise be destroyed afterwards.

Lake District weather can be unpredictable. Competitors should dress appropriately especially if there is a poor weather forecast. It may be advisable to carry a cag. Whistles and full leg cover are compulsory.

Animals graze throughout the area, although they will have been moved before the event. Please sanitise or wash your hands when you finish and before eating food.

Please check for any signs of ticks after finishing.


Please note that if you are not a member of a club affiliated to British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance unless you are a newcomer to orienteering, in which case you are covered for three registered events without joining.


Important Event Information

By taking part in our events, you agree to the following:

Registration information will be recorded on computer.

Photographs and/or names may appear on our website or in the media. We will seek permissions where this involves young persons.

Competitors are responsible for their own personal safety and for assessing their own abilities to complete the course. (Please seek advice at the registration desk on the day if you are unsure of whether the course you are entering is appropriate)

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