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Orienteering Club

Northern Championship 2020 - High Dam

Part of the Lake District Double Championship Weekend

Day 2 of the Lake District Double Championship Weekend in conjunction with the British Middle Distance Championship to be hosted by Lakeland Orienteering Club and held at Summerhouse Knott on the previous day.

Sun 10th May 2020

Type of event: Major
Type of terrain: Open Fell, Moorland, Woodland
Info updated: 01st Sep

Pre Event Info

High Dam was last used for the British Long Distance Championships in May 2017. 

RouteGadget link to the British Long Distance Championship 2017 courses.


Nearest town: Newby Bridge

Directions / Parking

Parking and assembly for the British Middle Distance Championships and the Northern Championships will be the same on both days, in the vicinity of the village of Finsthwaite. The recommended approach is from the A590 at Newby Bridge.

Course Information

A full set of courses for all Age Classes will be available as well as a limited number of Colour Coded courses.

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Online entries are expected to open in January 2020.

Terrain Description

An extremely varied area of mature deciduous and coniferous forest, open and semi-open fell, and sheep pasture, with complex contour and rock detail throughout

Contacts / Officials

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Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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