Lakeland Orienteering Club

Rydal HallTue 26 Dec

Turkey Race 1

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: Parkland






Thank you all for joining us for the first of this year's Turkey events at Rydal Hall this morning - the weather was dry, but chilly and the courses took us all over the map and around it several times on the long course ! Thank you all for also car sharing so much this morning, it made the job of parking you all easier.

As usual, many thanks go to several people for working over Christmas to put on the event today - Iain for planning such great courses, Nick for safety controlling, the Osborne Family for car parking, Jack, Harry and Iain for control collecting and the SI Team of Ali, Mike and Charlotte.

Also many thanks to Rydal Hall for allowing us to use the area today.

Last updated: Tue 26 December, 2023

Location Info

Near: Rydal
Lat,Lng: 54.44843,-2.98120
Postcode: LA22 9LX

The pins on the maps show the location of the parking, the start may be some distance away

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Directions / Parking

Please car-share as much as possible

Car parking - will be very tight - please share transport wherever possible. No single occupant cars - parking available in Ambleside and share. £1 per car at Rydal Hall. LA22 9LX

There is also a Lake District National Park car park just over the A591 on the Under Loughrigg road... only a short walk (or warm-up!)

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Scale is 1:2500.

Rydal Hall is a lovely area for a Turkey Race. There is a sculpture trail, camping pods, a river, waterfalls, an ice house, bridges, formal gardens, and woodland... and every course will visit everything! It is perfect for everyone... families, those new to orienteering, anyone wanting some gentle post-Christmas exercise, and the fast boys and girls who want/need a short sharp sprint race (or two!) As usual, there will be a box of biscuits/chocolates on hand at the finish, and there is a possibility the on-site cafe will be open for post event coffees, hot chocolates, cakes etc. It might be late in the year, but this might just be the best event you will go to in 2023!!


Course Information

Yellow, Orange, and a 2-part 'Long' course (2 x approx 2km courses)

Yellow - 1.4

Orange - 1.6

Short - 2.3 ('Tech' course A only)

Long - 4.5 ('Tech' course A and B)

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Entries are open online via SI Entries here, online entry will close at 23:59 on Saturday 23rd December, some entry on the day will also be available.

Entry Fees:

£6 M/W21+

£4 M/W20- and full time students

Entry is free for LOC Juniors

If entering on the day, the correct change would be very much appreciated please !

We encourage running in pairs, it is good way to start orienteering. To do this, enter the event using one person’s name (the junior in a junior + adult pair, or one adult of an adult pair) and please add the names of everyone accompanying in the ‘Additional names and ages’ box when you enter. You will just use one SI Card (dibber) between you but you can buy extra maps using the “extras” on SI Entries for £1

Registration and Start times

Starts - 10:30-12:00 - courses close 13:00.

One or two helpers to collect controls in would be marvellous - see Iain on the day


Contacts / Officials

Planner Iain Smith Ward

Safety Nick Howlett

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