SEE 4 - Stockbird Head
Part of the LOC 2021 Summer Evening Series
Wed 23 Jun 2021
Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Woodland
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Thanks to Jo for some great courses tonight in a lovely area, we hope you enjoyed the event. Thanks also to Carol for the Orange/Yellow registration organisation and the SI Team of Mike and Ali.
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Bouth
- Grid Ref: SD326855
- Latitude: 54.26090
- Longitude: -3.03650
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Directions / Parking
Parking will be at Old Hall Farm, Bouth, grid reference SD326855, the charge will be £1 per motor vehicle, payable on the night.
Registration & Start Times
Registration will be by pre-entry only using SIEntries based on 15 minute time blocks for the Long and Short courses. The final start list is available here. There will be a limit of 105 entries on these courses.
Start times for the Long and Short courses will be available from 16.45 until 18.30. It will be about 15 minutes walk to the start
Registration for the Orange and Yellow courses, which are 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.
4 courses will be offered:
|Course||Distance (km)||Climb (m)||Controls|
Courses will close at 19.30.
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 600m from parking, please allow10 minutes, and the Finish will be about 10 minutes 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.
- Seniors: £5
- Juniors/Students: £3
Stockbird Head is a compact competition area, comprising predominantly delightful deciduous woodland, with odd pockets of coniferous plantation. One of these has recently been clear felled leaving a bit of a scar across the southern slope. Both technical courses cross this, to make the most of the small area, but this is otherwise a pretty runnable wood. Climb on all courses is quite modest, with the north-east half of the map presenting lots of subtle contour details, testing fine navigation skills.
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 no toilets at the event.
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 must be on lead.
Contacts / Officials
Planner/organiser: Jo Cleary
Safety controller: Carol McNeill
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.