Night Event - Windermere

Part of LOC 2015-16 Winter series

Wed 24 Feb 2016

This event is run on a mix of urban and and heathland/woodland.

Type of event: Local, Night
Type of terrain: Heathland, Urban, Woodland

Info updated: Wed 24 Feb


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Windermere

Directions / Parking

Broad Street Car Park, Windermere. Park on adjacent streets to avoid pay and display.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.30 - 18.15.

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

Open start times will be from 17.45 - 18.30.

There will be an optional Mass Start at 18.30 for those who prefer that format.

Course Information

Long (5.5km) and short (3.5km) linear course options with butterfly loops.

The map scale is 1:4000



The urban parts of the event will be using streets where there will also be pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles, runners should be considerate and carry some visible reflective material for safety. Busier roads are shaded pink on the map.

The non-urban parts are probably wet and slippery underfoot.

The course includes railway pedestrian crossings, look both ways and take care.

Only cross walls at gates/gaps.

A suitable lamp and preferably a spare lamp must be carried.

Remember that you Orienteer at your own risk

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

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

Terrain Description

The area is part urban and part heathland/woodland, with an approximately equal split.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Derek Fryer

Planner/Organiser: Derek Fryer 07900 603381

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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