SEE #2 - Cunswick Scar

Part of the 2017 LOC Summer Evening Event Series

Wed 31 May 2017

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Heathland

Info updated: Thu 1 Jun


Pre Event Info

The course controls and the finish will be enabled in contactless mode so that those with SIAC dibbers should not need to physically punch the controls. However, note that it will be necessary to punch the START controls (manually) which will not be programmed in contactless mode.

There will also be SAFETY controls after the FINISH which must be punched by all runners - this is necessary to enable us to confirm that all runners have returned from the course.


Nearest town: Kendal

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.30.

Runners using their own SI cards are requested to bring them to registration to streamline the registration process and optimise the information accuracy for the results.

Starts will be from 18.00 - 19.00.

Both courses will have a punching start and there will not be a mass start, runners should not start within 30 seconds of another runner.

Less experienced orienteers must start before 18.30

Course Information

  • A Yellow course (2.2km) with 11 controls will be offered. Follow linear features (paths, walls) except at the place marked “Follow tapes”. Be careful on any slippery ground. Between controls 1 and 2, there is a patch of rabbit holes on the path, but these will be taped off.
  • A 60 minute odd/even score course with 26 controls plus the transition control will be offered. 10 points per control visited and a 5 point per part of minute penalty after your 60 minute period.  

You decide whether to start on Odds or Evens. Let’s say you pick Evens – you only do Even numbered controls till you decide to change to Odd ones, but, before you change, you must punch control 204 (no points for this control) and, once you do this you only do Odd controls, the evens will no longer count in your score.

The area is divided into the North half and the South half by a wire fence with two gates. Control 204, the change over control, is on the east gate in this fence. The South half has paths marked; the North half doesn’t.

Only cross walls and fences at the crossing points marked on the map.

Courses will close at 20.00, please return to download immediately after finishing even if you retire.

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 - £4 with an additional £2 for non-BOF members
Junior & Students - £2

Terrain Description

Open area with path network and an area of woodland and gorse in the main area.



1. Where there are bushes there may be rabit holes, so be careful

2. There is a single strand wire fence around the quarries in the north – not easy to see unless you look out for it

This is an exposed area of the Lake District. All runners must dress appropriately and may be required to carry or wear a waterproof caguole.

A whistle must be carried.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Tom Barkas/Anne Wilson 0778530087 / 01539 735913

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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