Lakeland Orienteering Club

Thwaite HeadWed 2 Feb

4 of the 2021-22 LOC Night terrain series

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: Forest






Thanks to those who came tonight to Thwaite Head and we hope you all enjoyed running in the challenging terrain.

The results and splits are now here, also the usual analysis links. Please send any queries or comments about the results to ''.

Thanks to Jo Cleary for planning and organising and those helping her, the results service was provided by Dave and Dick.

The next in the series of night events will be next Wednesday at Great Tower - another excellent and chanllenging area.

Last updated: Thu 28 April, 2022


Semi-open, mainly broadleaved woodland, with some intricate contour detail and lots of rock features. Should be reasonably fast, as the bracken is well down.

Location Info

Near: Graythwaite
Lat,Lng: 54.31000,-2.98274
OS Grid Ref: SD361909
Postcode: LA12 8JY

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 is going to be in the usual place for events in Burnt Woods and Thwaite Head,. That's a few hundred metres north up the forest road from the gateway on the lane between Thwaite Head and Graythwaite Hall.

The grid ref for the gateway on the public road is SD361909 (What 3 Words are chap.reinforce.scarf).

The nearest Post Code is LA12 8BA.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Semi-open, mainly broadleaved woodland, with some intricate contour detail and lots of rock features. Should be reasonably fast, as the bracken is well down.

Course Information

The following courses will be available:









Long 2.9 80 21 1:5000
Short 2.1 70 18 1:5000

The Long and Short courses will be technical (TD5).

There will be a safety control after the Finish, please punch there as you go past as it is an important part of our safety strategy.

The distance from the Download to the start will be about 700m and about 800m from the finish back to the Download.

Course will close at 19.30. You must be back by that time to ensure we don’t start to organise a search for you.

Please remember to return to Download as soon as possible when you have finished your run.

How to choose a course

Entry Details

  • Seniors: £5
  • Junior & Students: £3

Please bring the correct cash for your entries in a sealed envelope with your name(s) and entry fee(s) written on the front. If you don’t have the correct money, change can be given, so long as you are happy to accept the risk of infection.

Hire dibbers wil be available, free of charge but with a £30 charge if lost.

Registration and Start times

We will use EOD and dibber entry for these Night events.

Runners using their own registered SI cards should bring them to registration to streamline the process and the information accuracy for the results. All runners must also provide safety and contact information as well.

Registration will be from 17.30 - 18.30.

Open start times will be from 18.00 - 18.30 but runners who will find it difficult to start by 18.30 should contact the the series coordinator (Dick Towler). There is no mass start, and runners should start at least 30 seconds apart.

Please can we have a couple of volunteers to collect controls after the event and some competitors may be asked to stay until 19.30 when courses close in case someone fails to return on time.



Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.

Runners must carry a lamp suitable for navigation and a backup lamp.

Whistles will be compulsory.

Since this is a Lakeland area on a Winter night please remember that you may need to wear or carry appropriate clothing. Full lower leg cover is required. If the weather is inclement, cagoules may be compulsory, make sure you bring one to the event.

Full leg cover must be worn.


There will be no traders or food stalls.


There will be no toilets at the event.

First aid and medical

First aid will be available at the finish but please DIY if at all possible to avoid unnecessary contact.

Companions will be asked to take injured people to hospital if needed.

Local Accident and Emergency – Furness General Hospital (A&E)

Dalton Lane , Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4LF (01229 870870)

Minor Injuries only - Westmorland General Hospital

Burton Road, Kendal, LA9 7RG. (01539 732288)

Contacts / Officials

Planner/organiser: Jo Cleary

Series coordinator: Dick Towler

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