Lakeland Orienteering Club

Eggerslack Woods, Grange over SandsMon 26 Dec

Turkey Race 1

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: Woodland


Results / Splits




Thank you everyone for joining us on a rather cold day today at Eggerslack Woods, Grange for the first of the Turkey events - we hope you all enjoyed your courses !

As always, our events are put on by a number of volunteers - thanks go to Alan for planning, Gill for controlling, Clare for newcomer welcome, Gill and Kath for first aid cover, the control collectors and the SI Team of Ali & Mike.

Last updated: Mon 26 December, 2022

Location Info

Lat,Lng: 54.19762,-2.90369
Postcode: LA11 6EQ
What3Words: ///leopard.strapping.terminology

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 in Windermere Road car park, Grange-over-Sands.

Post code: LA11 6EG.

Grid Ref. of registration: SD 412783.

What 3 words: leopard.strapping.terminology

Registration and download will be in Windermere Road car park, Grange-over-Sands, run by SLDC. Parking is available there for competitors for a charge, which is levied even on Bank Holidays. The charge for 3 hours is £3.20.

Parking is possible elsewhere in Grange, some of it free but time-constrained. Please do not park in residential streets. If you have pre-entered, do not need any assistance, and do not have to pick up a hired dibber or a yellow map, you may go directly to the start. The route is not taped, but if you walk from the library up Hampsfell Road and past Hampsfell House Hotel you will in due course reach the taped route up from registration. There is NO PARKING on this route at or after the hotel.

Remember that you MUST visit Windermere Road car park to download whether you finish your course or not.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Eggerslack Woods are set on the east-facing slope of Hampsfell, and rise from near sea level to around 180m. Terrain consists of runnable woodland, areas of denser vegetation, bare rock and scree. There are crags in the area, mostly small. There are complex contour features. Underfoot conditions vary from runnable woodland to leaf-covered slopes and bare rock. Everywhere may be slippery given time of year.

The area is crossed by various footpaths, some of which may be indistinct due to fallen leaves.

Whistles must be carried, and cagoules may be made compulsory on the day. Full leg cover is compulsory.

Course Information

Long 3.6km 165m climb 18 controls

Short 2.5km 110m climb 12 controls

Yellow 1.7km 55m climb 11 controls

Scale 1:7500 and 5m contours.

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

Distance to start 1.2km with 110m climb

Distance to download from finish 500m downhill

Course closing time 14.00

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Pre-entry available via SI Entries here online entries close at 23:59 on Friday 23rd December, some entry on the day also available.

£6 M/W21+

£4 M/W20- and full-time students

Limited entry on the day for Long and Short. £6 for seniors and £4 for juniors and students. Correct change please.

Pre-entry is recommended for all courses to guarantee you the course of your choice.

A family group intending to go round the yellow 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 from 10am, starts between 10.30 and 12.30.

The Yellow course is particularly aimed at families, juniors and novice runners, and entry on the day (EOD) will be available, opening at 10.00. It is also possible to pre-enter. SI cards (dibbers) and compasses will be available for those who do not have them.


Nearest toilets are in the Ornamental Gardens 200m away towards the town centre, none at Windermere Road car park.

Dog restrictions

Dog walking in the woods is OK AFTER your run. There will be dog-walkers in the woods while you are running: please take care and treat them with courtesy. They have as much right to be there as you have.

Contacts / Officials

Planner Alan Heppenstall

Safety Coordinator Gill Brown

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