Lakeland Orienteering Club

Orrest HeadWed 26 Apr

Spring series 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





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Series after 2


It was another lovely evening in Windermere for the latest in the LOC Spring Series tonight, we hope you enjoyed the event and your courses and weren't distracted by the amazing views from the top !

A big thank you this week goes to the Osborne Family particularly, who planned tonight's event and had lambing and late changes to car parking to also deal with ! Also thanks to Alan as Series Co-ordinator, Carol for safety controlling, Claire and Kath for newcomer welcome, Charles for manning the finish and the SI Team of Ali, Mike and Roger.

Last updated: Wed 26 April, 2023

Location Info

Near: Windermere
Lat,Lng: 54.37883,-2.90295
Postcode: LA23 1EH
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The pins on the maps show the location of the parking, the start may be some distance away

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Directions / Parking

Sadly we have lost the planned parking in Booths car park - please do not park there.

Please make use of alternative parking in Windermere, either the on street or pay and display parking options. There is a car park at Broad Street at the far end of the High Street which is just a 5 minute walk (w3w - ///feels.modifies.parked)

Registration and download will be in a layby on the main road en-route to Orrest Head near the crossing point at w3w ///waxer.couches.workroom. If you have pre-entered and need to collect a dibber prior to running or just need some advice to get you going, please ensure you find us before you run.

Also it is imperative that whether you finish your course or not, you return to the download car immediately on finishing to download, so we know you have returned safely and don't call out Mountain Rescue to look for you.

Route to start crosses the A591 at uncontrolled island crossing. Care to be taken and all children under

adult supervision.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Orrest Head is a beautiful area with nice features. Due to lambing we will be using only the three seperate areas of mixed woodland interlinked by a network of paths and one crossing of a field. There are some steep woods with usual expected slipperiness.

Orrest Head is a popular location, so please be careful and courteous to gerneral public.

There are many walls in the area which MUST NOT be climbed.

Full leg cover is compulsory. If weather is bad you may be required to carry a hooded waterproof jacket. You must carry a whistle.

Map A4 scale 1:5000

Course Information

Long Technical 3.94k m 265m climb 19 controls

Short Technical 2.75km 190m climb 12 controls

Yellow 1.41km 70m climb 9 controls

White 1.33km 65m climb 9 controls

Distance to start 900m 75m climb

Distance from finish 500m

Courses close 7:30

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Pre-entries via SI Entries

Entries free for LOC junior members, £4 for non-LOC juniors, £6 for adults.
Entry on the Day is available for all courses, subject to the availability of map.

Entries are open online via SI Entries here, online entry will close at 23:59 on Sun 30th April.

Registration and Start times

Starts 17.30 until 18.30. It may be possible to start earlier if everything is ready.

Registration for the Yellow and White courses, which are particularly aimed at families, juniors and novice runners, will be available by entry on the day (EOD), opening at 17.00. SI cards (dibbers) and compasses will be available for those who do not have them.

Dog restrictions

No dogs allowed on courses. On lead in car park.

Contacts / Officials

Planner Osbourne Family [mentor Charles Flanagan]

Safety Coordinator Carol McNeill

Series Coordinaror Alan Heppenstall and Gill Browne

Nearest A&E Hospital

Westmorland Small Injuries Burton Road Kendal LA9 7RG
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