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Great Tower Wood

Aire Regional Event in the Lake District

Sun 05 November, 2017

Level of event: Regional

Type of event: Race


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Organiser’s reflection

I hope you enjoyed the event and the weather we brought with us from Yorkshire.
It was glorious in the wood, and it was a mark of the support from AIRE volunteers that I even had a chance to run.

Many thanks to everyone for packing into cars so well, and for many kind comments about the event. We nearly, but not quite, ran out of parking space. I believe that no-one had to park on the road. An hour or so after the event loads of scouts’ parents turned up to collect their offspring and the main car park and adjacent road were crammed - we got out just in time.

Special thanks to controller Chris Heppenstall and planner Chris Burden for their hard work. Also the Scout Association, Lakeland OC and Dick Towler for allowing us to use their magnificent terrain. We hope to come back.

Lost property: a very tatty bum bag containing a rather better cagoule was left by the finish control.
Mail me if you would like it returned:

Tony Thornley

Pre Event Info

Final Details (01.11.17)

Photos from Wendy below.

An Aire Club League Event.

Directions / Parking

Southeasternmost Car Parks on Birks Road if 3+ in the car.

Those travelling alone or in pairs should be able to park about 750m from assembly.

Even better if you can arrange to meet in Bowness or off the A590 and fill your car up.

More info in the final details.

Registration & Start Times

NO EOD!! Entries close at midnight on Sunday October 29th.

NB!! Training (Sat 4 Nov, Blakeholme) and accommodation (Gt Tower lodge) offer. Limited availability. Please contact

Enquiries, toilets and download are in the assembly area. 

Start times from 10.30 to 12.00 (Start and Finish are close to Assembly)

Course closes at 2.00

Entry Details

Entry through Closing date: 29 October


Seniors £10.00 (£8.00 British Orienteering members)

Juniors & Students £3.00 

Juniors free on White and Yellow courses

Course Information

1:7500 map, 5m contours, updated 2016.  

White               Very easy    For young and inexperienced juniors

Yellow               Easy   For juniors with a little experience

Orange             Moderately easy   For more experienced juniors and inexperienced seniors.

Light Green      Moderately hard  For experienced juniors

Short Green     Hard

Green               Hard

Blue                  Hard

Brown               Hard 

Terrain Description

Technical runnable Lakeland woodland.  There is some bracken growth, particularly in some open areas.

Dog restrictions

Sorry, no dogs except in the car parks.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Tony Thornley 01943 609565

Planner: Chris Burden

Controller: Chris Heppenstall



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