At Lowther Gate Forestry parking area on the Cold fell Road. Approach from Ennerdale or Calderbridge.
NOTE: Please check for latest roadworks on A5086, you may have to come via Crossgates and Leaps.
Grid Ref: NY 061120
Important Safety Notes: You must come and register before starting your run and you must return to registration to download even if you retire from your course.
If you travelled to the event alone, you must state this at registration or leave your car keys.
Every competitor must have with them a waterproof top, a spare torch and a whistle.
Online entries using Racesignup.
Dibbers available to use on the night.
Long 4.8km 490m
Short 3.0km 250m
Easy 1.6km 40m (on Forest Tracks)
The route to the start is along the road. NOTE: Please wear something reflective and beware of vehicles driving too fast on their way home from Sellafield.
The Long course has a road crossing. Please cross directly and do not run along the road while competing.
Swarth is generally runnable but there are rocky things to trip over and the boggy bits are very wet at present.
If it's misty it can be quite tricky. If it's windy it is quite exposed.
New to Night Orienteering?
You need to bring a decent head torch (and maybe a spare and/or spare battery) and make sure to dress appropriately for the weather.
The first series of events, up to Christmas tend to be on easier areas so are suitable for those trying night orienteering for the first time.
Younger and/or inexperienced orienteers should be accompanied.