Parking: High Howe Farm, 4km SW of Helton
Streetmap (OS) NY491192
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Venue: Cockle Hill and Butterwick Crag (east part of Bampton Common), 10km south of Penrith. The car park and finish are at High Howe Farm – this is the same place as for recent events on Bampton Common , but the courses are mostly in an area that will be new to many. It was last used (but only for the short courses) at the Compass Sport Cup in 2019 ( see Routegadget )
Terrain: Open fell with gorse and rock detail. Runability is generally good but with some marshy sections that can be hard going particularly after wet weather.
· Blue 7.0km, 200m climb
· Green 5.0km, 100m climb
· Short Green 3.6km, 100m climb
· Very Short Green 3.0km, 80m climb – **see note below
· Novice 2.2km, 60m climb
**Very Short Green – this is the same course as Short Green but with some controls missed out towards the end. If you want to do Very Short Green, enter Short Green and pick up a Short Green map at the start. The map will show which controls to miss. You can decide while on the course whether to take the Very Short Green cut-off
Start and Finish: The Novice course starts and finishes within 100m of the car park. Other courses start and finish within 800m of the car park
Map: 1:7,500 for all courses
Entries: Open in late April and close on Wednesday 10th May. Entry on the day will be available only on the Novice course. Limited late entry may be available on other courses – contact the organisers. Enter at: SI Entries.
Adults £6, Juniors £2. If you are new to orienteering and would like to go round as a group, or in a pair, just enter one person, and use the option to select any additional maps that your group would like at £1 each.
Start Times: 11:00 – 12:30
Dogs: Allowed on leads in car park
Refreshments: Cakes and hot drinks will be available to purchase (raising money for Camps International Ecuador)
Queries: Contact planners/organisers Karen and Dan Parker (BLdanandkaren@gmail.com) or via the BL website borderlinersorienteering.org