Brampton Urban Event – Saturday 22nd April

Event Centre and parking: William Howard School, Longtown Road, Brampton, CA8 1AR
Grid Ref: NY526613
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Entries: are now open on SiEntries here, and will close at the end of Wed 19th April. Pre-entry only, except for courses 4 and 5, where there will be some entry on the day subject to map availability.

If you are new to orienteering and will be going round as a group, just enter one person and use the option to select any additional maps that your group would like at £1 each.

Cost:  Adults  £6,  Juniors  £2

Brampton: a Cumbrian market town near Carlisle, with many interesting buildings, shops, cafes, and pubs.

Event Centre and parking: William Howard School, Longtown Road, Brampton, CA8 1AR. NY526613 What3Words: ///animator.ranged.wept

Please note that cars will be allowed to remain in the school car park for the rest of the afternoon, so you can enjoy the delights of Brampton after your run.

North West Urban League: this is the first event of the 2023 NWUL. BL is also hosting the 6th and final event of the 2023 league, in Penrith in November. Counting scores are 3 out of the 6 league events, so if Cumbrian orienteers can get to both of these BL events, they just need one more to get a full counting score!

Terrain: complex housing estate, regular suburban housing estate, park, and town centre. Very little on soft surfaces.


CourseNWUL CategoriesProvisional  course lengths (add around 30% for actual running length)Style of course
1M Open, M Vet 40+, W Open5.1kmSprint + Urban
2M Supervet 55+, M Ultravet 65+ W Vet 40+, W Supervet 55+4.0kmSprint + Urban
3M Hypervet 75+ W Ultravet 65+, W Hypervet 75+3.1kmLong Sprint
4M/W16- i.e. born between 1/1/2007 and 31/12/20102.1kmSprint
5M/W12- i.e. born after 1/1/2011 Those born after 1/1/2013  must be accompanied1.1kmSprint

NB Anyone aged 16 or over on the day of competition may enter any course. But to count in the M/W16- league category, a 16 year old needs to enter course 4.

NB Anyone born between 1/1/2007 and 31/12/2010 may enter course 4 or 5. But to count in the M/W16- league category, they need to run course 4.

Train travel: NB Brampton Station is 2.1 miles from the event centre, with some stretches of road not suitable for pedestrians. Cyclists may be interested in the train option.

Newcastle 09:47 arr Brampton 10:57. Departs Brampton for Newcastle: 13:49, 15:44, 17:41

Carlisle 09:22 arr Brampton 09:42. Departs Brampton for Carlisle: 12:54, 14:50; 16:47, 18:43

Please check times before setting off.

Bus travel: 685 bus Carlisle Bus Station (bay 5) to Brampton Market Square, then 300m walk to event centre:

09:15 arriving 09:38, and every 30 mins

Return is 12:12, arriving Carlilse 12:35 and every 30 minutes

Start times: 11:00 – 12:30

Courses close and you need to be back at the event centre by 14:15. So if you think you will take longer than 90 minutes, please can you use an early start.

Walk to the start/finish: 350m on taped route, via pedestrian crossing. Some side roads, so younger children need to be accompanied.

Planner and Organiser: Carol Edwards
Assistant Organiser: Jane Yates