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.
Entry on the day. £8 Seniors (£9 non BO members) £4 Juniors (£5 non BO members)
BROWN course has a back to back map for Part 1 and Part 2
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.