Lake District National Event Sunday 11th March 2007 (Rescheduled from March 2006)

National and IOF World Ranking Event

A New Area in South East Lakes
Also a UK Cup and Future Champions Cup event

NEW Planners' and Organiser's Comments

NEW GALLERY of the event

Final Details                                                                    Control Descriptions:  Courses 1-3 | 4-6 | 7-9 | 10-12 | 13-16

Start Times  

Results  - Check out Route Gadget after the event to draw and compare your routes with others on your course. 

Picture Gallery of the area.                                    Pictures of the snowed off event last year

                                                                               Also see details of LOC Saturday Short Race event

Venue / Terrain:-Whitbarrow Scar. A new orienteering area of woodland and open limestone fell (70 to 200m altitude) in the South East Lakes. Fabulous views over Morecambe Bay and to the Lakeland fells and Pennine hills on a clear day. Close to A590 and 16km west of Junction 36 on the M6 18km south west of Kendal. 

This is a first class area presenting technical and physical challenges. There are large areas of limestone pavement that are very tricky underfoot at all times and especially in wet weather. The walks to start and finish are, of necessity, quite long though sheltered. However, the open parts of the competition area are exposed and in bad weather cagoules will be compulsory.

Embargoed Area:  - The upland and forested areas between the A590, the A5074 and the minor road between Town End and the A5074 via Witherslack Hall are out of bounds to competitors until the event on 11 March 2007

Start and Finish – The start will be 1km from the car park with a steep climb of 120m, and the finish will be 2km from the car park with a descent of 100m.

Parking (updated 20/12/06) – There are two planned options dependent upon the weather . If wet conditions we will bus competitors from the old A590 to the assembly field . If conditions are dry we will park cars on the assembly field . IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE FINAL DETAILS ARE READ IN THE WEEK PRIOR TO THE EVENT TO SEE WHICH OPTION HAS BEEN CHOSEN . 

Courses :- .
M/W10A + B, M/W12A + B, M/W14A + B, M/W16A + B, M/W18 L + S and M/W20 L + S 
M21 L, S, V + N, 35L+S, 40L+S, 45L+S, 50L+S, 55L+S, 60L+S, 65L+S, 70L+S, 75L+S. 
W21 L, S, V + N, 35L+S, 40L+S, 45L+S, 50L+S, 55L+S, 60L+S, 65L+S, 70L+S, 75L +S
Colour Coded Courses (EOD only): White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Red + String .

Note that there will not be separate Elite courses. The WRE/UK Cup courses will be the M/W21L courses and these will have estimated winning times of 75/55 minutes.

Map - New map surveyed 2005-7 by Malcolm Campbell. Scale 1:10,000/ 1:15,000 as per BOF guidelines, 5m contours. 

Sport Ident punching used - 50p hire charge if you do not own your own.

Entries - Entries have been taken for the 2006 Event which was cancelled due to snow conditions . If you wish to cancel your entry and gain a refund then please send a sae to Dave Hargreaves, 1 Neare Meadow, Clayton Le Woods, Chorley , Lancs PR6 8UF 01772628026.  Refunds are £4 per adult and £2 per junior.

All entries from 2006 have been carried over to the 2007 with changes made to age categories based on Date of Birth information. If you entered the 2006 event then can you now check your entry and age category for the 2007 event. Further entries for the 2007 event are now being taken.

Postal entries may be made on an SEF, enclosing appropriate no. of SAEs if printed copies of Final Details or Results are required. Send these to:- David Johnstone, 120 Hacking Drive, Longridge, Lancs PR3 3FP. Entry queries to: or 01772-783745 (before 10pm). 

Closing date - Postmarked Mon 19th February.  There will be no entries on the day, except Colour Coded courses.

Entry Fees - Cheques should be made payable to ‘SROC’.  Seniors £11 Juniors £4.50p 

SROC reserves the right to retain part or all of the entry fee if the event has to be cancelled. 

Registration times for Colour Coded:- 10.00 to 12.00

Dogs :- No dogs due to it being lambing time

Enquiries :- General enquiries to organiser David Hargreaves 01772 628026 - before 10pm.
Planners : - David and Miriam Rosen (SROC)
Controller :- John Bettinson (LOC)
IOF Adviser :- Ted Finch (FVO)


Dave Hargreaves

Last Updated :13.03.07