Lakeland Orienteering Club

SubberthwaiteWed 8 May

Spring Terrain 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





Series results after 3

Novice results after 3


Many thanks everyone for joining us on Subberthwaite this evening - earlier in the day the whole fell was shrouded in low cloud, which would have made it more interesting !

Results are now online, on the long course controls 7 and 10 and the legs either side of each, have been removed and on the short course, control 6 and the legs either side have also been removed. Routegadget has also been uploaded, Winsplits will follow.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who give up so much time and put in a lot of effort to help run these events, tonight Chris the planner, Dick for safety controlling, Chris for series co-ordinator, Judy & Steve for car parking, first aid cover from Rach and Jane, newcomer welcome from Clare and Gill, the control collectors Paul, Iain and James and the SI Team of Michael, Mary and Neil.

Last updated: Thu 16 May, 2024


An attractive low fell area for an evening event, consisting of open fell around two small hills. Plenty of contour detail showing knolls, re-entrants, boulders and small rocky outcrops – providing the scope for good technical courses requiring careful orienteering. As ever be careful to check the control number. Firmer running on short grass higher up with areas of tussocks and marshes lower down. No woodland!

Location Info

Near: Lowick Green
Lat,Lng: 54.25350,-3.12637
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

Grid Ref: SD GR SD 268848

Lat,Long: E: 326744 N: 484759
Postcode: LA17 7UN

Parking at Subberthwaite is in the flat field on the top of Gawthwaite. Coming from Lowick Green on the A5092 past the junction to Ulverston on the left & the little group of houses on the right there is a lay-by on the right hand side with a gate into the field. Drive through the gate to park.

GR SD 268848

Parking charge £1 per car. Please car share if possible.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Full leg cover isn’t compulsory.

The whole area is exposed, with no shelter.

If the weather is bad you may be required to carry a hooded waterproof jacket.

The 400m walk to the start can be unavoidably boggy after wet weather. Those who dislike starting an event with damp feet my wish to consider wearing boots for this section and leave them at the start / finish which are close together on drier ground.

You must carry a whistle.

Course Information

Courses Available:

Long Technical – 5.25km 330m climb 17 controls

Short Technical – 3.65 km, 220m climb, 13 controls

Orange – 1.9 km, 75m climb, 7 controls

Scale: 1:7,500 and 5m contours.

Sadly, there will be NO YELLOW COURSE available at this event, as the area does not lend itself to this. However, please do come and have a go at the Orange course which will take you over the top of a mini-mountain on a good path!

The map will be printed on waterproof paper.

Distance to start and climb: 400m

Climb about 10m.

Distance from finish: 400m

Course closing time: 7.30 p.m.

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Entries are open online via SI Entries here, online entry will close at 23:59 on Sunday 5th May, some entry on the day will also be available.

Entry Fees:

Online - £6 M/W21+

£4 M/W20- and full time students

Entry on the day - £7 M/W21+

£4 M/W20- and full time students

Entry is free for LOC Juniors

If entering on the day, the correct change would be very much appreciated please !

Registration and Start times

registration opens at 17:00

starts from 17:30 to 18:30

courses close 19:30


No toilets on site. Nearest in Broughton-in-Furness

Dog restrictions

On lead in the parking field only

Contacts / Officials

Series Coordinator: Chris Pearson

Planner/Organiser: Chris Pearson

Safety Controller: Rachel Stavert

Nearest A&E Hospital

Furness General Hosp, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4LF
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