Lakeland Orienteering Club

Troutal Fell and Seathwaite TarnSun 19 Sept


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: Fell






We hope everyone enjoyed the event today in a new area Chris's planning was technically challenging and the organising by Gill made it all run smoothly.

Results and Spits are attached, with Ali, Mike and me (Dave) loooking after that, please send any comments or queries about the results to ''.

Last updated: Fri 29 April, 2022


Fast open fell with intricate contour and rock detail.

Location Info

Near: Seathwaite, Duddon Valley
Lat,Lng: 54.35378,-3.19003
OS Grid Ref: SD235988
Postcode: LA20 6ED

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 signposted from Duddon Bridge GR SD 199 882.

Please do NOT access the Duddon Valley via Broughton Mills as Shop Bridge is closed to traffic or via Hardknott or Wrynose Passes as the road over those passes and through Cockley Beck will be closed because of the Fred Whitton cycle event which is also on the same day.

There will be £1 car parking fee. Please have correct monies if possible.

Pre-event Details

Map / Terrain

Fast open fell with intricate contour and rock detail.

Course Information

The normal range of Galoppen courses will be offered:

Course Distance (km) Climb (m) Controls
Brown 9.1 460
Blue 6.0 305
Green 4.1 230
Short Green 3.4 160
Light Green 3.2 135
Orange 2.9 135
Yellow 2.4 100

This is a new area mapped by Martin Bagness 2019-20, based on Lidar.

All maps will be laser printed on waterproof paper, but not tear proof.

Yellow course maps should be collected at registration.

Allow 30 mins (1.3km) to reach the Prestart just before the manned river crossing which is roped. The start is on the other side of the river.

Start and Finish for all course are adjacent, 1km and 160m climb from Car Park.

Loose control descriptions will be available at the Start and are on the maps.

There will be a clothing dump at the crossing which is also adjacent to the finish.

All runners MUST punch (physical punch) the Safety control positioned after the finish - this is our primary way to confirm whether a runner has finished in the event of an apparently missing runner.

Courses will close at 15:00. If competitors think that they will be out for a long time then can they please start early.

If you cannot complete your course by the course closing time please retire as the nature of the area requires swift action in the event of a missing competitor and we will not delay contacting the Mountain Rescue.


How to choose a course

Entry Details

Seniors - £8.00

Juniors/students - £5.00

Registration and Start times

Except for the Yellow and Orange courses there will be No Entry on the Day (EOD), and there will be NO Si Cards to be hired on a day basis.

Registration used SI Entries for pre-entry for all courses, now closed with the final start list attached here.

For Yellow and Orange there will also be some EOD particularly for newcomers and families, Please contact Carol McNeill - for these courses.

Start times will be from 10.30 - 13.00.

Any entry queries which cannot be sorted out on the Si Entries website should be addressed to before the event, or at Download on the event day before you go to the start.

Any LOC members who DO NOT own an Si Card and would like to enter this or any of the possible events in the near future can borrow one (Si Card 5) until the crisis is over, please e-mail with your name, Ageclass/gender, Year of Birth, BOF no., and I will arrange that one to be collected at the first event you attend. There will be the usual £30 fee for a lost SI Card.



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

Whistles will be compulsory.

Since this is a high level Lakeland area of open fell, please remember that you need to wear or carry appropriate clothing.

If the weather is good shorts may be allowed but runners may have to wear full lower leg cover. Also, if the weather is inclement, cagoules may be compulsory, make sure you bring one to the event.

There is a track to the tarn which is occassionally used by vehicles. Some courses cross this track so please be aware.

There is some bracken in the area; please check for ticks after your run.

Areas of deep water in the marsh are marked as OOB.


There will be no traders or food stalls.


There will be toilets in the parking field.

First aid and medical

First aid is available at the Finish & Assembly.

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

- Westmorland General Hospital (Minor Injuries only),

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

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Chris Heppenstall

Organiser: Gill Browne

Controller: Sheila Hobson

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