LOC Cumbrian Galoppen & Yvette Baker Trophy Heat - Newton Fell

NWOA Galoppen incorporating the NW Yvette Baker Trophy heat

Sun 13 May 2018

The results and splits for the courses (overall results) and the Yvette Baker Classes are included as usual.

The Yvette Baker scoring are attached in this PDF document. If there are any comments about the results please address them to .

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Fell

Info updated: Mon 14 May


Pre Event Info

The controls, including the finish, will be enabled in contactless mode so that those with SIAC dibbers should not need to physically punch the controls.

If you are using contactless punching there is no need to touch the control boxes, and it has been noted that some runners hit them hard enough to knock them out of the ground and potentially damage the control box. Please don't do this because a failed control would disrupt the event results for all the competitors. 

Note that it will be necessary to punch the start controls which will not be programmed in contactless mode.


Nearest town: High Newton

Directions / Parking

Parking – is on a gently sloping field, off the minor road from High Newton, with some ruts from previous use in wet conditions.

Registration & Start Times

Registration for the Yvette Baker Trophy must be done through the club coaches before the event and they will be pre-entered in the event database. The Yvette Baker Trophy will be entered in the appropriate  associated with the Green, Light Green, Orange and Yellow courses, the start times are availble in HTML form by course and by PDF where you can check your class and SI card number. The entries to each course and start times will be subject to the restriction of 'Rule L' available on the British Orienteering website.

Registration for entries to the Galoppen will be between 10.00 and 12.00. No fixed start times will be used for these entries.

Runners using their own SI cards should bring them to registration to streamline the registration process and improve the information accuracy for the results. Note that the allocation of BO Ranking points also requires the BO number to be provided.

Start times will be from 10.30 - 12.30. both start and finish will be close to the assembly area.

Course Information

The usual Galoppen courses will be provided:

Courses                        Length (km ) Climb (m) Controls Map Scale
Brown 7.6 470 23 1:7500
Blue 5.3 340 21 1:7500
Green 4.0 270 17 1:7500
Short Green 3.1 150 12 1:7500
Light Green 2.8 155 12 1:7500
Orange 2.0 150 9 1:7500
Yellow 1.8 115 12 1:7500
White 1.4 60 12 1:7500

The Green, Light Green, Orange and Yellow courses will also be used by the Yvette Baker Trophy. 

There will not be a string course.

All maps will be laser printed on waterproof paper, but not tear proof.  There will be no legend on the maps - loose copies of the legend may be available at registration if required.

Control Descriptions will be on the front of the map for all courses. They will be in written format for White and Yellow courses, but pictorial for all other courses. Loose control descriptions will be available at the start.

The start and finish are adjacent to the assembly area and parking.

All runners MUST punch (physical punch) the Safety control positioned after the finish - this is our primary way to confirm whether a runner has finished in the event of an apparently missing runner. 

Courses will close at 14:30.  If you cannot complete your course by this time please retire as the nature of the area requires swift action in the event of a missing competitor and we will not delay contacting the Mountain Rescue.


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 - £6 with an additional £2 for non-BOF members
  • Junior & Students - £2

SI card (not SIACs) will be available for hire with a charge of £1, note that there will be a £30 charge for lost SI cards.

Terrain Description

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 are 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. Over the winter quad-bike tracks have added to the path network, but these temporary tracks are not mapped. There will be short taped routes on the White and Yellow courses. The eastern lower steeper slopes are mostly bracken covered, which at this time of year should be reasonably easy to traverse.

There are two compulsory crossing points (with controls) to reach the middle area used by the courses from Light Green and longer. This area has more complex contour features, including an area of former quarrying. The going is generally slower with several crossable marches. The eastern part of this area slopes down through bracken, bramble and scrub slopes with complex vegetation changes.

The southernmost area, reached through three compulsory crossing points is a steep eastern-facing slope, mostly covered in bracken. The three crossing points are gates, which should be left as you find them. Only Blue & Brown courses visit this area.

There are ticks present in the area and competitors should check themselves after the event.



Since this is a Lake District woodland area all runners should dress appropriately and must carry a whistle, it may also be compulsory to carry a cagoule and a whistle must be carried. 

Remember that you orienteer at your own risk.

Dogs allowed?

Dogs on lead will be allowed in the assembly area; there are sheep and lambs in the adjacent fields.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Paul Williams/Helen Livesey Paul and Helen <>

Planner: Simon Cane

Controller: Simon Filmore (LOC)

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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