Night Urban 6 - Brockhole and Cragwood

Part of 2019/2020 Night Event Series

Wed 11 Dec 2019

Tonight's event was the final one of the Night Urban Series - many thanks to all the planners and controllers and series co-ordinator Graham ! We hope you enjoyed all the events, final updated series tables added 13th December.

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

Info updated: Fri 13 Dec


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Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Windermere

Directions / Parking

Please car share if possible with a view to minimising our impact on climate change and also to reduce the parking requirements.

Parking will be in the main Brockhole car park (free from 17:00).  Follow Brockhole signs from A591.


What three words to parking section: ///booster.promising.founders

Registration & Start Times

Registration will aim to be available from 17:00 as and when the planner & SI team are ready.

To streamline the process please bring your SI card to registration, those without will be able to hire one.

Open start times will be available until 18.30. Runners should start at least 30 seconds apart.

Please try to be back by 19:15 as officials would like to have kites collected so they can attend the club Christmas meal.  Volunteers to help kite collect welcome (no more than 15 min each).

Courses will close at 19.15 and you must return to DOWNLOAD as soon as possible even if you retire to avoid the event team having to initiate a search at the end of the event.

Expect kites to be collected from 19:15.

The event courses will be traffic free so M/W14+ can compete solo if they are competent night orienteers, otherwise junior runners (M/W16-) must be accompanied at all times by an adult.

Course Information

The following courses will be provided:

  • Long Course - 4.4km, 190m climb
  • Short course - 3km, 130m climb

The long course has 2 parts with a map turn over.  The short course is the same as long part one with the addition of the leg to the finish marked by a dashed line.  Long part one & short have a butterfly loop, take care to read your map as there is a high control density.


Map 2019 update by Martin Bagness, 1:2,500 & 5m contours


Note that for the urban events runners 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. Traffic and other usage should be light at the time of the event but please be safe and courteous and when running around blind corners slow down and run wide to reduce the risk of a collision.

A suitable headlamp/torch must be carried and a spare one is strongly recommended.

Runners should be aware of and comply with the map symbols for ‘not-to-be-crossed’ features and out-of-bounds areas.


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
  • Junior & Students: £2

Hire dibbers wil be available, free of charge but with a £30 charge if lost.

Terrain Description

A mix of gardens & paths around the Brockhole house, play areas, open fields and small blocks of woodland.  There are a lot of trip hazards, please pay particular attention to footing when in the woods & play areas.


Cragwood is well named, do not attempt to climb or descend the crags, they are not big but they are wet and dangerous.  The small quarry is marked ‘Out Of Bounds’.


Expect concrete paths & steps to be slippery, take care.  Likewise on corners & dead-ends to avoid collisions.


Important Information:

No Orienteering shoes in the building please.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Graham Capper

Controller: Christine Robinson

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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