Bampton Common Level D – Saturday 7th May

Entries are now open for our next event – Bampton Fell in the eastern fells. Enter online at

Pre-entry only except for Yellow and Orange courses where there will be some entry on the day, subject to map availability.

Bring a picnic! See below.

Field, signed from 800m south of Helton.  £2 per car parking fee will be collected on the gate.
Postcode: CA10 2QL (Google Maps)
Grid Ref: NY492193 ( – OS mapping)
W3W: mountains.clay.dweller

Blue                    6.3km, 160m climb      1:10,000 map scale
Green                 4.8km, 100m climb      1:10,000
Short Green     3.6km, 60m climb         1:7,500
Orange              2.9km, 50m climb         1:7,500
Yellow                1.8km, 40m climb         1:7,500

The start and finish boxes need to be punched, but all other boxes will be SIAC enabled.

Dibber Hire:
Available by pre-order at no charge, £30 if not returned. To pre-order, leave the SI number blank during entry process, collect from Download on the day.

Between 11:00 and 12:30.

There will be two start locations – 
 >   Yellow/Orange Start: Follow taped route via finish North from Carpark gate: 300m, allow 10 minutes
 >   Short Green/Green/Blue Start: Turn left out of the car park and follow the taped path west. 1.1k 120m climb, allow 25 minutes.

Finish: The finish is located 250m from the carpark. The short walk back will be taped.

Facilities: Portaloo at parking.

Terrain: Fast runnable open fell

Safety: Whistles are compulsory. Cagoules may be compulsory subject to weather conditions.

Dogs: OK on lead in car park – please clean up any mess

Entry Cancellation / Changes: If you are unable to make the event please let us know via the email address.  If we are informed by the closing date we will provide a refund less £1 per person to cover admin costs. Before the closing date you can change your course by editing your entry online, but there will be no changes of course on the day.

Planner/organiser: Paul Watson. Special thanks to Dan & Karen Parker for being my legs and eyes whilst I was not mobile, and helping with the planning and organising.


Bring your packed lunch and flask, your own seat to sit upon, picnic table, if liked, and sun-hat etc as required, totally DIY, and join your fellow members and competitors at BL’s Club Picnic at Bampton Common.

We provide the area, you provide the rest!

All competitors and friends are welcome – not just BLs.

There will be a signed area taped off near Download with a Club Feather where we can all congregate and chat at a Suitable Social Distance after we’ve finished our runs. Then, refreshed, you can spend the afternoon in the area (if you like) or go home remembering what a friendly and sociable sport this really is.

New Members – come and introduce yourselves. Old Members – come and remember pre-Covid days when we all chatted in the Car Park.