Turkey Race 1 - Haverthwaite Heights

Part of 2019 Turkey Race Series

Thu 26 Dec 2019

Thank you for joining us at the first Turkey Race today, we hope you enjoyed your courses! Many thanks to the planner Alan, SI Team of Ali & Mike and all control collecters. 

Type of event: Local, Social
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Thu 26 Dec


Event Report

Please note: due to control 13 on the Long Technical / control 9 on the Short Technical course being placed in slightly the wrong place we have removed times to on both courses from the results - we hope this didn't affect your enjoyment of the course today !

Also many thanks to those of you on the Long course who recycled their map, if you'd like a new copy, please let us know on the email address below.


Please send any other queries on the results to  

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Haverthwaite

Directions / Parking

Please car share if possible with a view to minimising our impact on climate change and also to reduce the parking requirements.

Parking will be on the old A590 just north of Haverthwaite, accessed via Lane Ends.

The grid reference of registration will be SD 343842. nearest postcode of LA12 8AB.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 10.00 to 11.00, with individual timed starts from around 10.30 a.m. The starts will be 10 - 15 mins uphill from Registration.

Courses will close at 12.45 p.m.

Runners using their own SI cards should bring them to registration to streamline the registration process and the information accuracy for the results.

Course Information


  • Long tech - 3.5km
  • Short tech - 2.6km
  • Yellow - 1.2km

The start will be 600m from Registration, uphill towards the end (55m of climb), and the distance back from the finish to registration and download will be 300m.

A technical course (TD5) with long and short options. The Short course will use part of the Long course but with a cut-off which misses out some controls, with an additional control in the cut-off leg. For the short course please remember to punch the additional control in the cut-off leg, this is typically named 'Short only' on the map.

There is also a yellow course (TD2) for juniors and novice runners.

There will not be a string course.

Runners must return to Download even if they retire, in order to avoid the situation where we need to search and call out the Mountain Rescue.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

  • Seniors: £4 (non-BOF members £6)
  • Juniors & students: £2

SI cards will be available for hire at no charge but with a charge of £30 if lost.

Terrain Description

This is a plateau-like area with steep slopes to the south and east, some forested, some rough open. It all contains intricate contour detail with many crags, especially on the steeper slopes. There is some bracken cover, but this has now died back: courses are planned to avoid thick bracken as far as possible.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Alan Heppenstall 015395 34793

Important Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser.

Runners MUST download even if they retire so we can be sure everyone is back and that we do not need to start a search and rescue.

Participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Help and Information: Anyone needing any advice about Orienteering should talk to the Organiser.

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