Lakeland Orienteering Club

Newton FellWed 24 May

Spring series 5

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: Fell





Series Final Result


What a fabulous evening for the final event in this year's Spring Series ! Thank you everyone who has joined us at any of the five events and all those who joined us tonight, we hope you enjoyed the fine views, area and your courses - including the extra maze courses Iain supplied !

As always, many thanks to everyone involved in any way with this series, tonight's thanks go to Charlotte for planning, Nick for safety controlling and first aid, Alan as Series Co-ordinator and the SI Team of Andy, Chris, Mike and Ali.

Last updated: Thu 25 May, 2023


Part of a series of five spring evening events across the South Lakes. Long and Short technical courses, and a yellow and orange for families, juniors and novices.

Location Info

Near: High Newton
Lat,Lng: 54.24190,-2.91126
Postcode: LA11 6JH

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

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Directions / Parking

Parking will be in a field 400m east of the junction of the Tow Top Road and Height Road, above High Newton.

Postcode LA11 6JH

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Newton Fell is an open ridge with the highest point around 200m, used for rough grazing for sheep and cattle. There may be stock in the fields during the event. There may be ticks present and competitors should check themselves after the event. The area is divided by uncrossable walls or fences into three parts.

The northernmost part, used by all courses, is mainly grassy or short vegetation, with plenty of contour detail.

One compulsory crossing points must be used to reach the middle area used by the courses. This area has more complex contour features, including an area of former quarrying. The going is generally slower with several crossable marches.

Full leg cover is compulsory, especially on long due to the risk of ticks.

The area is exposed and 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 must carry a whistle.

Scale 1:5000 and 5m contours.

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

Course Information

Long 4.2 km 240m climb 14 controls

Short 3.1 km 160m climb 12 controls

Orange 1.6 km 100m climb 11 controls

Yellow 1.0km 35m climb 8 controls

Controls 1-2 on Yellow are taped

Courses close at 19:30

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Entries free for LOC junior members, £4 for non-LOC juniors, £6 for adults.

Entries are open online via SI Entries here, online entry will close at 23:59 on Sun 21st May, some entry on the day will also be available.

Registration and Start times

Starts 17.30 until 18.30

Start is 300m and 90m climb from parking




Dog restrictions

dogs on leads

Contacts / Officials

Series Coordinators Alan Heppenstall and Gill Browne

Planner Charlotte Horne

Safety Nick Howlett

Nearest A&E Hospital

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