Blakeley / White Esk


Thursday, January 11, 2018






Night Series


CA23 3AQ

Grid Reference: 



(Thursday update) Hello all, the road to the parking for the event at Blakeley could be icy, please take care on the approach from Ennerdale or Calder Bridge , and be aware of the conditions. Sellafield traffic going North may run later than the norm due to delays getting onto site this morning. Take due notice of any road closures, although this is not expected at this time.

Start is a short distance from parking / registration across the Cold Fell Road – please take care of fast moving Sellafield traffic when crossing.


No dogs on the courses


£3.50 Seniors      £2    Juniors


  • Long - 5.3k, 14 controls
  • Short - 3.7km, 10 controls
  • PLEASE NOTE - there will NOT be a "Nighthawk" Course - adventurous novices are encouraged to give the Short Course a go!

Start Times: 

5.45 - 7.15pm

Courses Close: 

8.30 pm prompt, (unless otherwise indicated at registration)


Andy Rodger

Other Notes: 

WCOC Night Series 2017-18

In the New Year the venues get more technical and wilder, and so are not suitable for novice juniors at night. However, the intention is, where appropriate, to offer a lower technical difficulty (3-4 km) ‘Nighthawk’ course suitable for novice adults, as well as the usual Long (4-5 km) and Short (2-3 km) courses.

You will need a good lamp or light, preferably a headtorch to leave your hands free for the map and compass! The events really are great fun, and because you have to be sure of your location at all times, your orienteering skills will improve no end.  

The weather will generally be cold and wet, with underfoot conditions muddy, icy, or if we're very lucky snowy! The conditions will dictate the safety requirements. Clothing suitable for the terrain and conditions should be worn, so come prepared.

It is recommended that you carry a whistle and spare batteries/torch. It is also advised that you wear some form of reflective clothing in the unlikely event of a search for a competitor who is hurt, unable to walk or is concussed). This shouldn’t be too difficult as most modern clothing, shoes, back packs or bum bags have some reflective sections or flashes. However, some reflective armbands will also be available at registration.

Starts are from 5.45 – 7.15 pm and courses will close promptly at 8.30 pm (unless otherwise indicated at registration). Earlier starts may be allowed if the planner is ready to go. ALL COMPETITORS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THEY REGISTER BEFORE RUNNING AND HAVE RETURNED TO REGISTRATION BY THE COURSE CLOSE TIME, EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE COURSE.If you arrive late please consider running a shorter course to ensure you have returned by course close time.