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Sunday 5th May 2024

Entries Open
Tuesday 16th April 2024
Entries Close
Wednesday 1st May 2024
Brown; Blue; Green; Short Green; Light Green; Orange; Yellow
Entries So Far
202 Participants
Entry Fees
Senior   £9.00   
Junior / Student   £4.00   

Cumbrian Galoppen orienteering event at Gowbarrow Fell on the north west side of Ullswater

Pre-entry available on all courses. For Yellow and Orange courses there will be some entry on the day, subject to map availability (£10 senior, £4 junior, extra maps £1).

Matterdale Parish Council Sports Field near Ulcat Row (Grid Ref: NY 398 226).

Courses (provisional length and climb)
Brown                         8.6km, 275m
Blue                             6.1km, 250m      
Green                          4.3km, 200m 
Short Green              3.2km, 120m 
Very Short Green    2.3km, 80m     **See note below
Light Green               3.1km, 175m
Orange                       1.9km, 150m 
Yellow/Novice          1.9km, 130m 

**Very Short Green - this is the same course as Short Green but with a loop at the end omitted. If you want to do Very Short Green, enter Short Green and pick up a Short Green Map at the start. The map will show which controls to miss. You can decide while on the course whether to take the Very Short Green cut-off.

All courses use a 1:7,500 scale map. 5m contours. Control Descriptions will be printed on the map and loose descriptions will be available at the start.

Groups and Pairs / Extra Maps 
If you are new to orienteering and would like to go round as a group or in a pair, just enter one person and use the option to select any additional maps that your group would like at £1 each.

Dibber Hire
Available by pre-order at no charge, £30 if not returned. To pre-order, leave the SI number blank during entry process, and then collect dibber from Enquiries/Download on the day.

Start and Finish
Start between 10:30 and 12:30. The walk to the high start is 1.4km with around 100m of climb. The walk to the low start (Yellow and Orange courses only) is 1.2km with around 50m of climb.
The finish for all is located close to the low start, so there is a 1.2 km walk back to download and the parking field.  There will be a clothing dump at the finish.

Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed in the car parking field. No dogs on route to the start as this is working farmland and not all on public footpaths
Entry Cancellation / Change
If you are unable to make the event please let us know via the email address.  If we are informed by the closing date we will provide a refund less £1 per person to cover admin costs. Before the closing date you can change your course by editing your entry online, but there will be no changes of course on the day.

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