Lakeland Orienteering Club

Tarn HowsSun 14 May


Regional 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





Explorer Awards


Well done to everyone who joined us today for the latest Cumbrian Gallopen event at Tarn Hows, luckily the weather held and we hope you all enjoyed running in such a lovely area and your courses.

Thanks as always to the small army of volunteers from LOC, especially James the Planner, Zara the Organiser and Nick the Controller.

One note from the Organisers - a farmer did find a few people crossing walls and fences where they shouldn't have been. Where crossing points are identified on the map, please ensure you do use them, it could have implications for future use of the area.

Last updated: Tue 16 May, 2023


A classic distance race over one of the Lake Districts most iconic areas.

Final Details

Location Info

Near: LA22 0PP
Lat,Lng: 54.37788,-3.03064
Postcode: LA22 0PW
What3Words: ///season.submerged.yawned

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 at High Cross. Please park as directed by the marshall. When driving up please be aware of runners crossing the road and exiting the parking to go to the starts.

Further details to follow.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

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.

Course Information

Brown - 8.2 km 680m

Blue - 4.8 km 415m

Green - 3.9 km 270 m

Short green - 2.3. km 125m

Very short green - 1.5 km 55m

Light green - 2.4 km 135m

Orange - 1.6 km 90m

Yellow -1.0 km 45m

White - 0.8 km 20m

Brand new map, thanks to Martin Bagness.

Starts from 10:30 until 12:30, Course closing time 14:30

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Pre-entries are now available online via SI Entries here. Online entries close at 23:59 on Weds 10th May.

£9 M/W21+

£5 M/W20- and full-time students

LOC Juniors - free
Entry on the Day is available for all courses, subject to the availability of maps.

£9 for seniors and £5 for juniors and students, LOC Juniors free. Correct change please.

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.

Registration and Start times

Starts 10:30 until 12:30

Registration for the Orange/Yellow/White courses, which are particularly aimed at families, juniors and novice runners, will be by entry on the day (EOD), opening at 10:00, and SI cards (dibbers) and compasses will be available for those who do not have them.


Toilets in car park

Dog restrictions

Dogs on leads in parking area but no dogs on courses

Contacts / Officials

Planner James Rogers

Organiser Zara Rogers

Controller Nick Howlett

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