Simpson Ground Middle Distance

Part of the Lakeland November Weekend

Sat 7 Nov 2015

This event is offered in association with Bethecar Moor and Grizedale Forest as part of the Lakeland November Weekend.

Part of the UKOL series of events.

Simpson Ground offers excellent Middle Distance terrain, often with limited visibility. Used for Lakes 5 Days Middle Distance event in 2014.

Type of event: National
Type of terrain: Forest

Info updated: Tue 16 Feb


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Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Newby Bridge

Directions / Parking

On forest roads adjacent to the competition area.
£1.50/car. Assembly £5/minibus.
Priority parking for relevant age classes. 

Public Transport Options

None available

Registration & Start Times

Starts 1100 to 1330
Registration opens at 1000

Split starts with open start times will be available.

Course Information

Courses will be offered for all British Orienteering Age Classes. Courses on the
Sunday will be at the shorter end of the guideline. Please see the tables below. You
are welcome to run any course, but UKOL competitors need to enter the courses
appropriate to their age classes and bear in mind that they may need to enter
different courses on each day.
Sorry, no string courses are to be offered.

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

Via Fabian4 If you cannot use Fabian4 for any reason, please contact the Entries Secretary, or phone 01539 725921 before 9pm. Please decide which courses you want to enter before starting the entry process, as Fabian4’s entry pages show only course names, not age classes.

Entry fees

Closing Date Seniors Juniors
By 25th October £10 £5
By 1st November £12 £5

There will be entries on the day, subject to a £1 surcharge on seniors and the availability of maps and start times. Hired dibbers will cost £1. Seniors who are not members of British Orienteering will have to pay an extra £2 on courses Very Short Green and above. Seniors entering White to Light Green courses will pay junior rates. Students will pay junior rates.

There will be a £2 charge for any changes to pre-entries after entries have closed.

Terrain Description

The Simpson Ground map was drawn by Martin Bagness and updated by him for the Lakes 5 Days in 2014. The Bethecar Moor map, also by Martin Bagness, dates from 1995 and was last updated in 2014. The map scales to be used for each course are given in the course tables.

Simpson Ground offers excellent Middle Distance terrain, often with limited visibility. Used for Lakes 5 Days Middle Distance event in 2014.


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Dogs allowed?

On lead in car park only

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Jo Cleary

Planner: Derek Allison

Corntollers: Dan and Karen Parker (BL)

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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