Lakeland Orienteering Club

Newton FellWed 8 Jun

Summer Series Event 2

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 Table


Thank you for joining us on a lovely evening today on Newton Fell for the second event in the Summer Series! We hope you enjoyed the courses, the views and the area. Many thanks to John W for planning, Jerry as Safety Controller and Matt as Series Co-ordinator and the SI Team of Ali & Mike. Also many thanks to Claire for registration and EOD.

Any questions on the results, please drop us a line at

John Wootton :

"This was the first event I’d planned/organised for LOC and the first I’d planned for, possibly, 20 years. I’d forgotten how much work is involved!

Luckily, the evening was dry (but windy) and the rain held off until just after we had collected in the last of the controls. I was keen to use the complex terrain to the south of the wall, but to minimise the climb on the Short course. The Long went into some steep and overgrown terrain on the western flank; all I can say is that this area seemed a lot less challenging when I visited it in February! My apologies to those who were caught out by the misleading advice regarding leg cover"

Last updated: Fri 10 June, 2022


Second in a series of five summer evening events across the South Lakes. Long and Short technical courses, and an easier course for families, juniors and novices.

Welcome to Newton Fell, on the Tow Top Road above High Newton..

Good runnable terrain with fine views.

Location Info

Near: High Newton
Lat,Lng: 54.24188,-2.91173
Postcode: LA11 6JH
What3Words: ///performs.sorry.prune

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. There will be a £1 parking charge, please have it ready.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Newton Fell is a fast open fell with plenty of rock detail, with some bracken on the long.

Full leg cover isn’t compulsory.

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.

Course Information

Long 3.3km 210m climb 12 controls

Short 2.7km 160m climb 10 controls

Light Green 1.7km 130m climb 10 controls

Yellow 1.0km 50m climb 9 controls

Scale 1:7500 and 5m contours.

Map last updated in year

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

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Entries open on SI Entries

Adults £6, Juniors & Students £4; Adults entering Light Green £4

Entry on the day: Yellow, Light Green £4; Very, very limited for Long & Short courses Adults £7, Juniors & Students £4

Contact the Series Coordinator for the voucher code to use your LOC vouchers.

A family group intending to go round this course 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 £3 plus an optional extra £1.
  • Adult and two children: Pay £5 plus an optional extra of £2.

Registration and Start times

Starts 17.00 until 18.30

Courses close 19:30

Registration for the Light Green course, which is particularly aimed at families, juniors and novice runners, will be by entry on the day (EOD), opening at 16.45, and SI cards (dibbers) and compasses will be available for those who do not have them.


no toilets at this event

Dog restrictions

Dogs on leads

Contacts / Officials

Series Coordinator Matt Rooke

Planner John Wootton

Safety Jerry Purkis

Nearest A&E Hospital

Barrow A&E or Westomoreland Kendal Small Injuries
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