StockBird Head BouthWed 8 Feb
Event 5 of the Night Terrain Series 2023
Local level event
What does this mean?
Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.
Terrain type: Woodland
Thank you all for joining us on another dry but chilly night for the latest event in the Night Terrain Series tonight at Stock Bird Head. We hope you enjoyed your courses and weren't too distracted by the fallen trees.
As usual, there is a list of folks to thank for volunteering their time and effort to put on tonight's event - James for planning, Nick for safety controlling, Loz as Series Co-ordinator, Rach for welcome, the control collectors James, Nick and the SI Team of Ali & Mike.
A fantastic Wednesday night offering an adventure and a challenge in the night through lovely and varied south Lakeland woodland.
Near: Bouth Lat,Lng: 54.25740,-3.03108 Postcode: LA12 8JB What3Words: ///seat.charge.blunders
The pins on the maps show the location of the parking, the start may be some distance away
Directions / Parking
Parking along Causeway Road
SD 329 853
Map / Terrain
A lovely south Lakeland Forest which offers fantastic at technically challenging night orienteering event.
The area is split in three sections divided by two rivers. The central area of the forest is fantastic open and fast plateau with subtle contour features, mashes etc. with a few minor paths across the area
The Eastern area is sloped around a small hill with small rock features; This area has had some storm damage along side the road this is clear, mapped and should not be entered as it will not help you find the next control! The long and short courses use this area.
The Western area is an intricate contoured hill with some minor rocks; A brilliant area. This sadly has had significant wind damage over the past year and a large portion of the wood has fallen; this is mapped and abundantly obvious on the ground. Stay out of it! Also, there are fallen branches which litter some sections of the wood and the planner has gone to great lengths to avoid the worst of it; please take care. Only the long course has the joy of this section of the forest.
Full leg cover is compulsory.
The area is exposed and if the weather is bad you may be required to carry a hooded waterproof jacket, and potentially hat, gloves and waterproof trousers. You should bring these to the event and notices will be displayed in the car park and at the start.
You must carry a whistle, and a spare torch.
Long 3.4 km (straight line) with 160m Climb
Short 2.0 km (straight line) with 100m Climb
Note: that the long and short courses are two different courses and have different controls in a different order. Please don’t go following someone on a different course it will not help!
Scale 1:7 500 and 5 m contours on the long. 1:5000 and 5 m contours on the short.
Map last updated in December 2022.
The map will be A4 and printed on waterproof paper.
Distance to start 100m (south side of A590)
Distance from finish adjacent to parking
Course closing time 19:30
Pre-entry available via SI Entries here, online entry closes at 23:59 on Sunday 5th February, some entry on the day also available.
£4 M/W20- and full-time students
Entry on the day for Long and Short. £6 for seniors and £4 for juniors and students. Correct change please.
Collect hired dibbers from registration.
If you want to pre-enter and pay by voucher, you can get the voucher entry code from the Series Coordinator.
Head Torch & Whistle mandatory
Bright colored clothing recommended
Cagoule, hat and gloves may be mandated in the case of poor weather
Registration and Start times
Registration from 17:00
Starts from 17.30 to 18.30
Course Closes 1930
Mountain rescue will be called at 20:00 to find any missing runners.
You must report to download even if you retire.
None, although The White Hart pub is just down the road for paying patrons
No Dogs due to the pheasants Please ensure to clean up after them
Contacts / Officials
Series Coordinator Loz Colyer lozcolyer at hotmail.com
Planner James Rogers
Safety Nick Howlett
Nearest A&E Hospital
Barrow or Kendal
NHS Urgent care search