Lakeland Orienteering Club

SubberthwaiteWed 22 Jun

Summer Series Event 3

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: Fell






Thank you for joining us on another lovely evening today on Subberthwaite for the third event in the Summer Series! We hope you enjoyed the courses, the views and the area. Many thanks to Rob for planning, Derek F as Safety Controller and Matt as Series Co-ordinator and the SI Team of Ali & Mike, Chris & Andy, Harry and Matthew, especially to those who stayed late to determine that a runner had in fact finished safely, but didn't download. Please do remember to download, no matter how long you've taken or how well (or not) you have done - it is an important part of our safety strategy.

Any questions on the results, please drop us a line at

Planners Comments:

It has been a while since I planned and organised an event. I'd like to thank all the helpers, especially Derek for controlling, mum & dad for helping out with parking and control hanging. To the SI team and especially Christine and Andy for the 'leg work' at the end of the evening! Finally to Matt and Peter for helping to collect everything back in (and their parents for waiting patiently!)

In terms of the evening itself, we were very lucky with the weather and this possibly played a part over the last few weeks with the growth the bracken, made for additional challenge... All in all, most people I saw coming back in to finish looked like they had enjoyed themselves, albeit with a few more prickles on one's legs!


Last updated: Tue 05 July, 2022


Part of a series of six summer evening events across the South Lakes. Long and Short technical courses, and an easier course for families, juniors and novices.

Location Info

Near: Ulverston
Lat,Lng: 54.25351,-3.12646
OS Grid Ref: SD267848
Postcode: LA12 8EU

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 will be on the quarry tip on north side of A5092 west of Gawthwaite. There will be a £1 parking charge, please have it ready.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Welcome to Subberthwaite Common, part of the parish of Blawith and Subberthwaite on the edge of the Lake District National Park.

This evening, look forward to orienteering over some great, runnable terrain and if you get a chance (and the weather allows it!) please do pause and take in the fine views.

Subberthwaite is a fast open fell with plenty of rock detail, areas of gorse and some bracken, which may have become quite tall. Hope that areas of marsh won’t be too wet in June but if there has been inclement weather leading up to the event be prepared to get wet feet!

Full leg cover isn’t 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.

Course Information

Long 4.8km 200m climb 16 controls

Short 3.3km 140m climb 9 controls

Orange 2.2km 70m climb 9 controls

Scale 1:7500 and 5m contours.

Map last updated in year 2018.

The map will be size A4 and printed on waterproof paper.

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Entries open on SI Entries

Adults £6, Juniors & Students £4; Adults entering Orange £4

Entry on the day: Orange £4; Very, very limited for Long & Short courses Adults £7, Juniors & Students £4

Contact the Series Coordinator for the voucher code to use your LOC vouchers.

A family group intending to go round this course together should just enter once. Please fill in the box for details of others in your group.

You will just use one SI Card (dibber) between you but you can buy extra maps using the “extras” on SI Entries for £1.


  • Two children together: Pay £3 plus an optional extra £1.
  • Adult and two children: Pay £5 plus an optional extra of £2.

Registration and Start times

Registration for the Orange course, which is particularly aimed at families, juniors and novice runners, will be by entry on the day (EOD), opening at 16.45, and SI cards (dibbers) and compasses will be available for those who do not have them.

Starts 17.00 until 18.30

Courses close 19:30


There will be no toilets at the event.

Dog restrictions

Dogs on leads

Contacts / Officials

Series Coordinator Matt Rooke

Planner Rob Browne

Safety Derek Fryer

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