SEE 3 - Orrest Head

Part of the LOC 2021 Summer Evening Series

Wed 16 Jun 2021

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Wed 16 Jun


Event Report

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Thanks to Matthew for some great courses tonight, we hope you enjoyed the event. Thanks also to Graham for all his assistance and Claire and Carol for the Orange registration organisation and the SI Team of Mike and Ali.

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Windermere

Directions / Parking

Car Parking at Windermere School Elleray Campus (SD412998), LA23 1AP, off A591

Parking is £1 per car.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be by pre-entry only using SIEntries based on 15 minute time blocks for the Long and Short courses. Entries closed on the 12th June. The final start list is available hereThere will be a limit of 120 entries on these courses.

Start times for the Long and Short courses will be available from 17.00 until 18.30.

Registration for the Orange course, which is particularly aimed at families, juniors and novice runners, will be by entry on the day (EOD), opening at 16.45, and SI cards (dibbers) and compasses will be available for those who do not have one. However, these competitors must register by e-mail to Carol McNeill by e-mail <> in order to book an entry and we request that novice runners should start by 17.45 at the latest. Entries on the Orange course must go to the separate Orange Registration Point.

Some competitors may be asked to stay until 19.30 when courses close in case someone fails to return on time.

Course Information

3 courses will be offered:

Course   Distance (km) Climb (m) Controls
Long 4.7 260 17
Short 3.4 205 13
Orange 1.8 95 7

Courses will close at 19.30.

There will be 2 adjacent start lanes for Long and Short/Orange.

There will be a safety control after the Finish, please punch there as you go past as it is an important part of our safety strategy.

The Start will be 500m from assembly and the Finish will be 300m from assembly.

Please remember to return to Download as soon as possible when you have finished your run.

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:   £5
  • Juniors/Students:   £3

Terrain Description

The area has a mix of fields and generally pleasant woods. There are some steep woods with the usual expected slipperiness. Along with a good network of paths. Livestock may be encountered, please try to give them a wide berth.

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



Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety. 

Whistles will be compulsory. 

Since this is a Lakeland woodland area please remember that you need to wear or carry appropriate clothing. Full lower leg cover is required. If the weather is inclement, cagoules may be advised on the day.

There are a few public footpaths through the completion areas – please avoid contact with the public!


There will be no traders or food stalls.


There are toilets at the assembly area.

First aid and medical

First aid will be available at the finish but please DIY if at all possible to avoid unnecessary contact.

Companions will be asked to take injured people to hospital if needed. 

Local Accident and Emergency – Westmorland General Hospital,  

Burton Road, Kendal, LA9 7RG. (01539 732288)

Dogs allowed?

There must be NO dogs in competition area because there are a lot of sheep, cows and young stock in all the fields. Any breach will result in the loss of this area for orienteering.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/organiser: Matthew Horne

Controller: Graham Capper

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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