Turkey Race 3 - Tarn Hows Woods (WAROC)

Organised by WAROC.

Fri 30 Dec 2016

Type of event: Local
Type of terrain: Woodland

Info updated: Sat 31 Dec


Event Report

Event hosting and results by Warrior Orienteering Club.

Please send any feedback to Martin Bagness at .

Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Hawkshead

Directions / Parking

Parking at the Tarn Hows main car park (GR325996 ). This is Pay and Display or free to NT members. Approach from east from Hawkshead Hill as lane from SW is one-way.

Registration & Start Times

Registration between 10.30 and 11.00.

Starts form 11.00-12.00.

The start is 800m just west of Tarn Hows Cottage, it is 1km back from finish. There will be a clothing dump at the start.


Course Information

3 course options:

  • Long 3.8km
  • Short 2.6km
  • Score, 45 minute time limit (instead of a yellow course)

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, Juniors £2

Terrain Description

A jolly nice wood. (Tarn Hows Wood on OS). The area has been re-mapped uing Lidar in 2016.


Toilets in car park.

Contacts / Officials

Planner/Organiser: Martin Bagness

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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