Lakeland Orienteering Club

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


Results / Splits



Series after 5


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.

Last updated: Thu 09 February, 2023


A fantastic Wednesday night offering an adventure and a challenge in the night through lovely and varied south Lakeland woodland.

Location Info

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

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Directions / Parking

Parking along Causeway Road


LA12 8JD,

SD 329 853


Pre-event Details

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.

Course Information

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

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Pre-entry available via SI Entries here, online entry closes at 23:59 on Sunday 5th February, some entry on the day also available.

£6 M/W21+

£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

Dog restrictions

No Dogs due to the pheasants Please ensure to clean up after them

Contacts / Officials

Series Coordinator Loz Colyer lozcolyer at

Planner James Rogers

Safety Nick Howlett

Nearest A&E Hospital

Barrow or Kendal
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