SEE 3 - Force Falls

Part of the 2018 SEE series

Wed 13 Jun 2018

The controls, including the finish, will be enabled in contactless mode so that those with SIAC dibbers should not need to physically punch the controls.

If you are using contactless punching there is no need to touch the control boxes, and it has been noted that some runners hit them hard enough to knock them out of the ground and potentially damage the control box. Please don't do this because a failed control would disrupt the event results for all the competitors.

However, note that it will be necessary to punch the start controls which will not be programmed in contactless mode.

Some notes on using SIACs are attached.

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.

Type of event: Local

Info updated: Wed 13 Jun


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Satterthwaite

Directions / Parking

Parking will be at High Bowkerstead Farm, there will be a £1 per car parking fee which will be paid to the Coniston Mountain Rescue Team.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 17.00.

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 17.30 - 18.30.

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.

Course Information

  • An odd/even score
  • Yellow

The Odds/Evens score is the main course, comprising 20 controls. Competitors start collecting either odd or even numbered controls in any order. Once they have switched to the other type by punching the transition control they cannot switch back. It will be a 60 minute score event with 10 points gained by punching each control (once per control only) and a 5 points/minute penalty for those being late in returning after the 60 minute period.

The Yellow course will utilise paths, walls, and a short taped section through open woodland.

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

Hire SI cards will be available, no hire fee but £30 cost if lost.

Terrain Description

A mix of woodland types on undulating terrain. Predominantly fairly runnable deciduous woods, with a few controls dotted in more demanding coniferous areas, which has been partly thinned leaving some brashings to contend with. The Yellow course is mainly on good tracks, but does include an off-path section that requires navigation using other linear features (partly taped).


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.

Dogs allowed?

The campsite allows dogs, but please keep dogs on a lead.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Jo Cleary

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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