Threlkeld Knotts, Cumbrian Galoppen


Sunday, June 9, 2019








Threlkeld Knotts is on the northern end of the Hellvelyn Range below Clough Head, with fine views north across to Blencathra and west over St Johns in the Vale. The event is signed off the B 5322 at GR 319245. Postcode CA12 4TX

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This is an area of open fell with much rocky ground and some complex contour detail. Vegetation is mainly sheep cropped grass. There is no bracken. Runability is affected by the rocky terrain.


A4, Scale 1:7,500, 5 metre contours for all courses. Surveyed and drawn by Mike Hind with revisions 2019. BROWN course has a back to back map for Part 1 and Part 2


Parking and Registration for the event will be located at the Mining Museum, near Threlkeld and adjacent business premises.  Please park as directed.

A £2  parking fee will be collected.

Thankyou to the Mining Museum, King Kong of Keswick and Blencathra Business Center for Parking space.


Cake and Refreshment stall, proceeds for Junior Funds. Portaloos available near Registration. (Please Respect Business Premesis)


Dogs welcome in car park on lead. NO DOGS ON THE COURSES


Entry on the day.  £8 Seniors (£9 non BO members) £4 Juniors (£5 non BO members)


Course Length Controls Height
Yellow 2.0km 7 40m
Orange 2.5km 8 75m
Lt Green 3.4km 10 160m
Sh Green 3.3km 10 80m
Green 5.0km 13 160m
Blue 6.8km 15 330m
Brown 8.1km 21 330m

BROWN course has a back to back map for Part 1 and Part 2


Colour coded - Yellow to Brown

Registration Times: 

1000hrs – 1200hrs

Start Times: 

10:30 - 12:30


Roger Thomas


Scott Ashworth


Deborah Goodwin

Other Notes: 

The start is 2.4 km uphill from Registration, 155m climb from Registration to start.
(Up to 0.4 km from Parking to Registration) 
Competitors should allow 25-35 minutes to walk from registration.  The route is taped up the track from Registration to the fell gate and then along the fell wall and fence.  Please do not take any shortcuts through the competition area.

The Finish is located at the fell gate and is passed on the way to the start.  It is 900m back downhill to Download at Registration.

The car park and area around Registration is an old quarry with an abundance of mining machinery.  DO NOT CLIMB on it and be careful when walking and driving on the site.

The terrain is crossed by the ‘Old Coach Road’ which is a permitted vehicular route and 4x4s and motorbikes may be using it.  ALL courses are affected. Please take care.  ‘Caution Runners’ signs have been placed at either end of the track crossing the terrain.

Threlkeld Knotts is popular with hangliders/paragliders, so if weather conditions are favourable you may encounter aerial distractions.

There are Fell Ponies on the open Fell, they are generally docile, but please do not approach them.

Waterproofs may be compulsory on the day, dependent on weather conditions.  Signs will be displayed at Registration.  Shorts may be worn.

You are strongly recommended to carry a whistle whilst participating in this and every orienteering event.

Remember that you must download even if you do not complete your course.

And finally, please note that competitors take part at their own risk.  Orienteering is an adventure sport and this is a steep and rocky area – your safety while orienteering is your responsibility.