Sunday 1st September Askham Fell Level C (Regional, Cumbrian Galoppen)

Location: Askham Fell, Helton, Penrith

Travel: From the M6 J40, take the A66 East, then A6 South at the next roundabout signposted Shap. At the next mini roundabout turn right sign posted Yanwath and Tirril. After approximately 1 mile, take a left turn signposted Askham and Haweswater. Follow this road through Askham, continuing on to Helton Village. The event will be signed from the north end of the village. NOTE: if approaching Helton from the south, please continue to the north end and pick up the signs as this avoids the congested and narrow village by driving slowly and carefully on what is essentially a SINGLE TRACK ROAD WITH VERY FEW PASSING PLACES. Grid Ref NY500216 (Bing map), nearest postcode is Heltonhead Farm CA10 2QA.

Parking: This will be alongside this narrow road, on the open moorland. Please park as directed as space is limited. This road is the pedestrian access to registration, Start and Finish, so please drive carefully. IF YOU ARE BRINGING A MINIBUS PLEASE CONTACT THE ORGANISER.

Terrain: Mostly open fell, with a mix of short turf, bracken and some low heather, meaning the courses will be runnable. Green, Blue and brown courses cross some wetter areas, so competitors should count on getting wet feet. The area is limestone with lots of small shake holes quite a few of which are being used as control sites. The larger holes may have water and/or metal debris in them and should be avoided. There are minor crags and outcrop of rock. There are many paths in the area; major ones are marked on the map but competitors should be aware that there are numerous other trods and quad bike trails which are unmarked. There will be no requirements to cross walls or fences.

Please note that the area is popular with the general public. The area has a public bridleway through it, so horse riders and cyclists may be encountered as well as dog walkers. Please treat all other land users with respect.

Course details

Course

Length (Km)

Climb (m)

Map Scale

Brown

 8.4

245

1:10000

Blue

 6.6

145

1:10000

Green

4.6

110

1:10000

Light Green

3.5

80

1:10000

Short Green

3.1

60

1:10000

Orange

 2.4

45

1:7500

Yellow

2.0

40

1:7500

Map: 1:10000 overprinted with the courses except for Yellow and Orange which will be 1:7500. The orange control descriptions will be both text and pictorial. Yellow will be text only. Separate map legends are available from registration if required.

IOF control descriptions: These will be handed out at registration. Control descriptions for the Yellow course will be written in words.

Clothing & safety: Full body cover is required, and in the event of wet, cold or adverse weather, a waterproof jacket will be required. Come prepared! NO WHISTLE NO GO!

Registration/Start/Finish: Are all within reasonable walking distance of parking. 

Registration open: 10h00 to 12h00.

Starts: 10h30 – 12h30.

Courses close: 14h30.

You MUST proceed to download after you finish, even if you retire.

Toilets: Portaloo toilets will be located next to registration.

Entries: Entries are on the day.

Fees: Seniors: £6.00, Juniors: £3.00, Dibber hire: £1.00, £30.00 if lost.

Bad weather: In the event of bad weather please check website (www.bl-orienteering.org.uk) on Saturday evening before travelling.

Officials: Organiser : Paul Gaines, Mobile: 07810551232, Email: paul.gainesATtiscali.co.uk  | Planner : Raymond Wren  |  Controller: Gerry Garvey (BL)

Orienteering is an adventure sport. A comprehensive risk assessment for the event has been carried out by the organiser, however please be aware that participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.