Turkey Race 2 - White Moss Common

Part of Turkey Race Series

Sat 28 Dec 2019

This event has been planned by WAROC as part of the LOC Turkey Race series. 

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

Info updated: Sat 28 Dec


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Ambleside

Directions / Parking

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

Please use the public car parks at White Moss Common on A591 between Grasmere and Rydal NY348066.  

Registration is in the car park on the north side of main road. There is another large car park on the south side. Orienteers should pay-and-display.

There are also two small free car parks on the back road at NY344064. 

Drivers of cars with 3+ passengers, drivers of electric vehicles, cyclists can claim a £2 refund on their entry fee.

Registration & Start Times

Registration will be from 10.30 to 11.30, with individual timed starts from around 10.45 a.m.

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 - 3.8km
  • Short - 2.4km
  • Score (easy)

The event uses a Lidar map mapped in 2017. 

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
  • Junior & Students: £2

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

Terrain Description

This is a very nice area of fell and woodland. 

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Martin Bagness (WAROC)

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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