Lakeland Orienteering Club

Torver Back CommonSat 14 Jan

North West Night League 2022/23

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: Heathland


Results / Splits




Thank you all for joining us on a dry but chilly night for the North West Night League event tonight at Torver Back Common. Hopefully you enjoyed your courses and avoided going for a swim in Coniston Water!

As usual, there is a list of folks to thank for helping to put on tonight's event - Heather for planning, Derek for controlling and the SI Team of Ali & Mike.

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


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Nov 12th 2022 SROC Beacon Fell, Longridge

Nov 26th 2022 SELOC Longsight Park, Bolton

Dec 3rd 2022 PFO Hurstwood South, Burnley

Jan 14th 2022 LOC Torver Back Common, South Lakes

Jan 21st 2023 DEE Beacon Park, Skelmersdale

Jan 28th 2023 MDOC Brereton Heath, Holmes Chapel

Feb 4th 2023 BL Knipe Scar, Bampton

Location Info

Near: Torver
Lat,Lng: 54.34095,-3.09377
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 (w3w - kickbacks.excellent.division) Parking is at Hoathwaite Farm LA21 8AX £2

Car parking £2, parking will be along the 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

Here is a link to a map of the area -

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. There are some lines of crags and courses have been planned to go around these areas. 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 4.2km, 185m climb, 14 controls

Green 3.3km, 165m climb, 11 controls

Orange 2.2km, 100m climg, 7 controls

Start and finish are adjacent to parking and registration/download

Map scale will be 1:7,500 for all courses

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.

All courses have a control which is visited twice, on the way out and again on the way back to the finish, please make sure you punch the control on both occasions.

Whistles, a hooded waterproof cagoule and a headtorch with either spare batteries or a spare headtorch are all compulsory.

How to choose a course

Entry Details

Online entries available via SI Entries here until 23:59 on Weds 11th January, some entry on the day will also be available.

Seniors - £9

Juniors/Students - £4

Registration and Start times

17:30 – 18:30

Courses Close - 20:00

Contacts / Officials

Heather Heppenstall Planner/Organiser

Derek Fryer Controller

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