SEE #1 - Newton Fell

Part of the 2017 LOC Summer Evening Event Series

Wed 24 May 2017

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Fell

Info updated: Sun 28 May


Event Report

Apologies for the 186 198 control mix-up, it was taken account of in the computer system as runners returned and hopefully all competitors had an appropriate result.

With regard to map numbers we based this on previous years and printed short:long 2:3 ratio but on the day the demand was 1:1. 

Pre Event Info

The course controls and the finish will be enabled in contactless mode so that those with SIAC dibbers should not need to physically punch the controls. However, note that it will be necessary to punch the START controls (manually) which will not be programmed in contactless mode.

There will also be SAFETY controls after the FINISH which must be punched by all runners - this is necessary to enable us to confirm that all runners have returned from the course.


Nearest town: High Newton

Directions / Parking

Leave the A590 signposted High Newton, from the south take any of the right turns in the village towards the Crown Inn (SD 403829). Here turn onto the Tow Top Road out to the north east, keep right when the road splits.  Parking field on the right (SD 407833).

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.30.

Runners using their own SI cards are requested to bring them to registration to streamline the registration process and optimise the information accuracy for the results.

Starts will be from 18.00 - 19.00.

Both courses will have a punching start and there will not be a mass start, runners should not start within 30 seconds of another runner.

Less experienced orienteers must start before 18.30

Course Information

Long (5km/320m) and short (3.4km/220m) linear courses will be offered.

A yellow (1.3km/70m) course (with some taped routes) will also be offered.

Courses will close at 20.00, please return to download immediately after finishing even if you retire.

This is an exposed area of the Lake District. All runners must dress appropriately and may be required to carry or wear a waterproof caguole.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Entry on the day only

Seniors - £4 with an additional £2 for non-BOF members
Junior & Students - £2

There will be a £1 charge for parking.

Terrain Description

The North & Western parts are fast run open fell. South & east slopes are semi wooded with slow running in parts. Lots of contour detail throughout.

The latter part has a number of unmapped animal trods that give easier north-south passage though in some places are very wet and others baked hard and rough.

The Southern part has a large number of unmapped pheasant feeders where you should take care if passing due to support and loose wires.

Please do not climb walls or fences, use the mandatory crossing points.  If you go through a gate close it after you.


No toilets.

A whistle must be carried.

Ticks are present in the area, please follow standard medical advice re checking post run.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Graham Capper

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser.

Runners MUST download even if they retire so we can be sure everyone is back and that we do not need to start a search and rescue.

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Help and Information: Anyone needing any advice about Orienteering should talk to the Organiser.

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