Lakeland Orienteering Club

Torver Back CommonSun 15 Jan

LOC Club Championships (closed event)

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


Results / Splits

Results by Finish Time




Well, we were lucky today with the weather for the Club Champs - sunshine, even if a bit chilly and the treat of some snow on the higher fells visible from the car parking ! Well done to everyone who joined us and completed a course, hopefully you enjoyed it. Congratulations to all course winners today and the new club champions - Jo and Sam !

Thanks as always to Heather who planned both the NWNL event last night as well as today's courses, Derek who also controlled both events, the control collectors today - Anne and Scott, James, Carol, Jack and as usual, the SI Team of Ali & Mike.

Also thank you everyone for joining us and providing all the food for the Jacobs join and presentations afterwards

Finally thank you to our friends at MDOC for their cooperation to enable the use of the area and map.

Last updated: Sun 15 January, 2023


Club Championships

Long Short courses

Followed by a Jacobs Join at Greenodd Village Hall, LA12 7RD, with the annual Presentations. More details to follow, approx 1pm.

Location Info

Near: Torver
Lat,Lng: 54.34095,-3.09368
Postcode: LA21 8AX

The pins on the maps show the location of the parking, the start may be some distance away

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Directions / Parking

The event will be signed from the A593 just north of Torver (what 3 words kickbacks.excellent.division)

Parking is at Hoathwaite Farm LA21 8AX £2 per car.

Alongside a gravel track leading down to the lakeshore. Please keep one set of wheels on the track, allowing space for cars to pass and follow marshals instructions.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Torver Back Common is a mixture of deciduous woodland and open and semi open fell, set on hillside running up from the Lakeshore of Coniston Water. The deciduous woodland has some intricate contour and rock detail and a network of paths, some of which are fairly indistinct at this time of year. The open fell comprises of undulating fast runnable fell and a steeper slope which has some bracken and areas of scattered trees as well as some rock underfoot, leading down to the lakeshore. The weather has been wet and the ground will be slippery underfoot in places, please take adequate care. Safety bearing if lost is east until you reach the lakeshore and then follow the path north back to the download.

Course Information

Course information:

Blue 4.3km, 175m climb, 13 controls

Green 3.3km, 165m climb, 12 controls

Short Green 2.5km, 130m climb, 11 controls

Light Green 2.6km, 110m climb, 10 controls

Orange 1.6km, 90m climb, 8 controls

Yellow 1.3km, 75m climb, 6 controls

Start is 1km south along the lakeshore path. Finish is adjacent to parking and download

Map scale will be 1:7,500 for all courses, except Blue, which is 1:10,000

The map size will be A4 and printed on waterproof paper

Control descriptions on the map only

There are two crossings between the wooded area and the more open fell area. The fence is not overprinted with purple (to aid with clarity in reading the map) but please only use the mapped crossing points to cross.

Whistles are compulsory and a hooded waterproof cagoule may be compulsory depending on the weather on the day.

Some of the paths on the yellow are indistinct at times and at two points there are some fallen trees obscuring progress along the path. Follow the tapes around the trees and back on to the path at this point.

How to choose a course

Entry Details

If you want to run, please email Heather Heppenstall, hmheppenstall at by 7th January with this information:

SI Card Number

BOF number

Age Class (remember it's 2023 for anyone changing age class!!)


Year of Birth

The race is free to enter for all club members

The club champion (separate senior and junior) is the person who crosses the finish line closest to 12 o'clock
(Seniors must be competing on light green or harder to be eligible, juniors are eligible when competing on any course, with the exception of yellow)

Choose your own start time, with the aim of finishing at 12 o’clock. There will be a clock at the start. No watches to be used whilst out on the course.

Club Champion is the person (senior and junior) finishing closest to 12 o’clock so work out your predicted race time carefully!!

Anyone deemed to have been using a watch to aid their timekeeping during the event will be severely punished and have to plan the event next year 😉

Here is a link to the map of the area to help you plan your expected running time. Final course lengths and climbs will be published on the LOC website.


After the race please join us for a social lunch and annual prize giving at Greenodd Village Hall (LA12 7RD)
This year we are having a Jacob's Join so please bring something along to add to the buffet.
Tea/coffee and squash will be provided but please bring any other drinks and please bring your own crockery (or wash up your own after use if you forget)
After the meal the annual prize giving will take place, where the 2023 club champions will be crowned and other club prizes will be awarded.
It is a great social event and would be good to see as many of you there as possible.

There is an oven and microwave and also plenty of cutlery and crockery.

Contacts / Officials

Heather Heppenstall Planner Organiser hmheppenstall at

Derek Fryer Safety

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