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Night Series - Sale Fell

Night Series - Sale Fell
Thu 14th Dec 2017
Sale Fell
Suitable for newcomersNight eventDogs are not allowed


Venue:Sale Fell
Nearest town:Cockermouth
Postcode:CA13 9YN
Grid reference:NY192302
Parking information:Parking will be in the lay-by (by the phone box) at Waterend on the minor road between Loweswater and Mockerkin at NY117224. Please take care when parking, registering and downloading as there is fast moving traffic on this road. There will be a ~1 km walk to the start on easy footpaths and farm track to the North gateway into the wood at NY118218.


Description:WCOC Night Series 2017-18 Seventh event is at Sale Fell just off the A66 at Wythop. Parking will be alongside the minor road running east from Wythop Mill at NY192302. Start and finish near to registration / parking. Some gorse - leg protection recommended. Sale Fell is fast-running open terrain with some steep slopes and rock and contour detail. In bad weather, it can be exposed and competitors are advised to carry a waterproof cagoule and whistle. If conditions dictate these may be compulsory. The format is the same as previous years with the events before the New Year being on easier terrain offering a Novice course (1-2 km) for those new to night orienteering as well as the usual Long (4-5 km) and Short (2-3 km) courses. You will need a good lamp or light, preferably a headtorch to leave your hands free for the map and compass! The events really are great fun, and because you have to be sure of your location at all times, your orienteering skills will improve no end. The weather will generally be cold and wet, with underfoot conditions muddy, icy, or if we're very lucky snowy! The conditions will dictate the safety requirements. Clothing suitable for the terrain and conditions should be worn, so come prepared. It is recommended that you carry a whistle and spare batteries/torch. It is also advised that you wear some form of reflective clothing in the unlikely event of a search for a competitor who is hurt, unable to walk or is concussed). This shouldn’t be too difficult as most modern clothing, shoes, back packs or bum bags have some reflective sections or flashes. However, some reflective armbands will also be available at registration. Starts are from 5.45 – 7.15 pm and courses will close promptly at 8.30 pm (unless otherwise indicated at registration). Earlier starts may be allowed if the planner is ready to go. ALL COMPETITORS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THEY REGISTER BEFORE RUNNING AND HAVE RETURNED TO REGISTRATION BY THE COURSE CLOSE TIME, EVEN IF THEY HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE COURSE. If you arrive late please consider running a shorter course to ensure you have returned by course close time.
Physical difficulty of terrain:Hard
Entry times:17:45 - 19:15
Punch type:SI
Event number:73669
Final details web page:Click here


Course description:Long = 60 min score Short = 45 min score Novice (easy - follows line features) = 1.2 km
10.1km +
Very Easy
Very Hard
Course Technical Difficulty and Length (Km) are a guide to the standard of the courses offered.


Payment dateJunior/studentSeniorFamily/group
£2.00 (£2.00)£3.50 (£3.50)£0.00
Non-member fees shown in brackets

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Contact:Mike Harrison