Wednesday, January 30, 2019
At Grid Ref - NY316230
No dogs on the courses
Long (approx 11km), Short (approx 6km)
Beer Trail 2018:
Opens Saturday 22nd December, closes end of January 2019. Usual format – go to the first checkpoint (see below) where you’ll find a stake with the next grid reference. Carry on until you get to the beer & chocolate. There's a visitor book in the cache to sign and comment when you have found it.
Leave plenty of daylight and carry a decent torch. Both courses go high up into the fells around Clough Head so go equipped for a mountain journey.
WE DON’T KNOW YOU’RE OUT THERE - YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY
You’re recommended to download the specially prepared Orienteering maps (1:12500 - click here for North and South maps) but if you do, then take the full OS map as well, for emergency routes off.
There are some very steep slopes and big crags on the west side, not shown on the O map.
Both the Long and Short courses need both the North and South sheets of the map.
Otherwise, It’s all on the OS 1:25,000 NE sheet - or take a map that is bounded by grid lines 31 (W), 36 (E), 27 (N), and 18 (S)
For GPS users, I’ve given grid references to 8 figures. For the traditionalists, just drop the figures in small writing to get a six-figure reference.
- Parking: NY 3160 2309
- Start: NY 3199 2339
- Control 1 (Long and Short): NY 3302 2302 Description: Hilltop.
Please don’t give the game away by putting the whole of your route on Strava or similar. The location of the cache is a secret until you’ve put the effort in.