Border Liners Orienteering Club Cumbrian Galoppen Event
Angle Tarn Pikes, Ullswater
Sunday 11th July 2021
This event is being run in accordance with the British Orienteering guidance for resumption of orienteering in England. In order to participate in this event, you must agree to comply with the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct. In particular you must not attend if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace.
There is no entry on the day and course changes will not be allowed.
Travel Directions and Parking
The event centre and parking are at Side Farm, Patterdale, CA11 0NL.
Grid Reference: NY 398162. What3Words: easy.windmill.pill
The event will be signed from the A592 Penrith to Windermere road at NY 3940 1607. From here follow the farm track east for about 500m to reach the parking. If approaching from the north, the turn off is about 100m beyond the church. If approaching from the south, the turn off is about 200m beyond the Patterdale Hotel.
Car Parking fee: £2 per car. Please try to bring suitable coins.
The parking area is suitable for small/medium campervans.
Dogs are permitted in the car park field, but must be kept on leads and please clean up any dog poo. Dogs are not permitted on courses.
There will be two portaloos adjacent to the car parking field.
SI Card Hire
If when entering you asked to hire an SI card, go to download/enquiries to collect it. This is situated near the entrance to the car parking field.
Yellow Course Maps
Yellow course competitors should collect their maps from download/enquiries before going to the start (but there will be spare copies at the start in case you forget).
Unless you need to collect an SI card or Yellow course map you should just go straight to the start.
There are two starts – one for Yellow, Orange, Light Green and Green and one for Short Green, Blue and Brown. Both starts and the finish are situated at Boredale Hause about 1.3km, with 230m climb, from the car park (about 40 minutes walk for the average competitor). The route will be signed from the entrance to the car park. It uses a track popular with the general public – please give way to them. Once you reach Boredale Hause follow signs to the appropriate start.
Please try to start in your allocated start window (see the entry list for the block you selected), and allow at least one minute between competitors on the same course.
Clothing/refreshment can be left at the finish, but at your own risk.
Download is located at the entrance to the car park field. You must download as soon as you return there. This is particularly important given the high remote finish. We don’t want to do any unnecessary searches for competitors who haven’t downloaded.
|Length (km)||Climb (m)||Map Scale|
|Brown||8.0||560||1:10000, 5m contours|
|Blue||5.8||360||1:10000, 5m contours|
|Green||3.7||310||1:10000, 5m contours|
|Short Green||3.1||250||1:10000, 5m contours|
|Light Green||3.1||240||1:10000, 5m contours|
|Orange||2.3||180||1:7500, 5m contours|
|Yellow*||2.1||155||1:7500, 5m contours|
*Note that the Yellow course has a taped route between two controls.
All controls are SIAC enabled. The start and finish require dibbing.
Courses close at 14:30.
Descriptions are on the map and loose descriptions will be available at the start. All courses have pictorial descriptions except Yellow and Orange which have written descriptions.
High open fell with plenty of contour and rock detail and generally good runnability. There are numerous vague trods formed by walkers and animals. These have not been mapped unless used by Yellow or Orange.
Open fell is shown on the map as white, rather than the standard yellow
If the weather is unseasonably bad cagoules may be compulsory. Notices will be displayed to let you know. Shorts are allowed (unless cagoules are compulsory).
The area is on high exposed fells so be prepared for possible severe weather. You are strongly advised to carry a whistle. Sheep and deer roam the area so please check for ticks after running.
Organisers: Dan and Karen Parker
Planner: Jeff Powell Davies
Controller: Roger Thomas (WCOC)
Thanks to MDOC for being so cooperative in our use of the area and to Dalemain and the National Trust for allowing us to stage the event on their land.
Many thanks to Andrea and Robin for allowing us to park at Side Farm and being so helpful.