Navigation Activities

This page will be used for information and links relating to activities which WCOC members might be interested in over the coming weeks, while our regular orienteering activities are not running. Please bear in mind current advice regarding social distancing and do not do any of these activities in groups.

Please note, you will not be covered by BOF insurance for events as these are not advertised on the BOF website.

Mountain Rescue may not be able to respond to call outs in their usual manner.

1 - WCOC MapRunF courses

  • NEW Eaglesfield Bike-O - 2hour Score (MapRunF)
  • Longlands (MapRunF) - four courses (Long, Medium, Short, Easy)
  • Mawbray (MapRunF) - three courses (Long, Short, Easy)
  • Sale Fell (MapRunF) - three courses (Long, Short, Easy)
  • Threlkeld (MapRunF) - three courses (Long, Short, Easy)
  • Leaps Beack (MapRunF) - three courses (Long, Short, Easy)
  • Cockermouth - Cocker Banks (MapRunF) - three courses (Long, Short, Novice)

2 - Border Liners MapRunF courses

2 NEW COURSES

  • High Pike
  • Talkin Tarn (near Brampton)
     
  • Askham Fell
  • Penrith (urban)
  • Brampton (urban)
  • Bampton Common

3 - Border Liners Choc 'O' - Near Bampton

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1. WCOC MapRunF courses

Click here for instructions about downloading and using "MapRunF" on your SmartPhone.

These areas are generally safe but don't go out if conditions are such that there's an increased chance of you having to be rescued.

Don't go in groups.

Eaglesfield Bike-O - 2hour Score (kindly set up by Rich Southward)

MaprunF based Bike-O

Maps: OOMap - OS Map (same course different map style)
Course can be found in the App Event list : UK/Cumbria/West folder
The original Maprun Map is available and an easier to read OS 1:50k version too - ideal on A3 paper!
Handlebar map holders are very useful !

The Course starts @ outside the Eaglesfield Village Hall
"Punch" the start using the App, then you have 120 minutes to grab as many points as you can before returning to the finish (same location as Start)
(don't go back to the start until your ready to finish!!) - don't be late, time penalties apply !

Controls 1-10 = 10pts; 11-20 = 20pts; 21-30 = 30pts
10pt penalty for every minute/part minute you are late finishing
All controls at junctions or obvious road features

Enjoy!
Be safe, follow usual rules of the road.  Suggest U16s only with an adult.
Participation is solely at your own risk.
WCOC are providing information only.
Not a BOF or BMBO accredited course/event.

Longlands MapRunF (kindly set up by Mike Billinghurst):

Click on your choice of: Long, Medium, Short or Easy to download the course maps (recommended).

 

Mawbray MapRunF (kindly set up by Steve Breeze):

Click on your choice of: Long, Short or Easy to download the course maps (recommended).

 

Sale Fell (kindly set up by Steve Birkinshaw)

Click on your choice of: Long, Short or Easy to download the course maps (recommended).

 

Threlkeld (kindly set up by Steve Birkinshaw)

Click on your choice of: Long, Short or Easy to download the course maps (recommended).

 

Leaps Beck (kindly set up by Alex Crawford)

Click on your choice of: Long, Short or Easy to download the course maps (recommended).

 

Cockermouth - Cocker Banks

Long, Short, Novice.
Planner: Crawford Family
Map: Howard & Kim Leslie - Updated JUN-JUL 2020 specially for this event.
Enjoy !!!
AC, HJL, KAL

 

2. BL MapRunF courses

NEW: High Pike

There are four courses:
Long: 10.2km, 390m climb.
Medium: 5.5km, 225m climb
Short: 3.5km, 160m climb
Score: Collect all the controls in the shortest time – approximately 9.5km/450m

Courses are available until 13th September

The parking and start are at Calebreck about 2 miles south of Hesket Newmarket

If you want to have a go contact Karen and Dan Parker (danandkaren@btinternet.com). They will send a pdf of the map for you to print, a code that gives you access to the course on your phone and full instructions. If it will be hard for you to print your own map, they can send a printed, waterproof map in the post.
Let them know which course (or courses) you want to run

 

NEW: Talkin Tarn Country Park near Brampton

There is a 45 minute score course. It’s available until 30th July.
For maps and details contact Keith Tonkin (keith@coria.co.uk)

 

1.  Askham Fell
There are four courses:
Brown: 9.5km, 150m climb.
Blue: 7.4km, 130m climb
Green: 5.5km, 100m climb
Short Green: 3.8km, 60m climb
If you want to have a go contact Karen and Dan Parker
(danandkaren@btinternet.com). They will send a pdf of the map for you to
print, a code that gives you access to the course on your phone and full
instructions. There are some common controls on the four courses but no
common legs so you could do more than one of the courses without getting
bored!

2. Penrith (urban)
There are 2 courses, long at 3.7k (approx 5.5k real running) and short at
2.0km. This is an urban area although the courses only cross one moderately
busy road once. Both courses are a mixture of sprint style and urban
orienteering. MapRun course details, PDF maps with pictorial control
descriptions and download codes from Keith Tonkin keith@coria.co.uk. Please
note that as these are urban courses you should be an adult (16 or over) or
accompanied by an adult.

3. Brampton (urban)
There are 2 courses available, a score event with 20 controls and a 3.6km
line. The start and finish are in Murray Park, with free parking available
nearby at The Sands. MapRun course details, PDF maps with pictorial control
descriptions and download codes from Keith Tonkin (keith@coria.co.uk)
Please note that as these are urban courses you should be an adult (16 or
over) or accompanied by an adult.

4 - Bampton Common

There are four courses available at Bampton Common (near Askham):
Brown: 9.0km, 330m climb. (quite tough – be warned)
Blue: 6.6km, 190m climb
Green: 4.8km, 140m climb
Short Green: 3.1km, 80m climb

If you want to have a go contact Karen and Dan Parker
(danandkaren@btinternet.com). They will send a pdf of the map for you to
print, a code that gives you access to the course on your phone and full
instructions.
Let them know which course (or courses) you want to run
There are some common controls on the four courses but no common legs so you
could do more than one of the courses without getting bored!

 

3 - Choc 'O'

Click here for the instructions (updated July 22nd)