Northern Championship 2020 - High Dam
Part of the Lake District Double Championship Weekend
This event is Day 2 of the Lake District Double Championship Weekend
High Dam was last used for the British Long Distance Championships in May 2017.
It is prime orienteering terrain which will test your navigation skills.
Sun 10th May 2020
Type of event: Major
Type of terrain: Open Fell, Moorland, Woodland
Info updated: 02nd Jan
Pre Event Info
RouteGadget link to the British Long Distance Championship 2017 courses.
Nearest town: Newby Bridge
- Grid Ref: SD363883
- Postcode: LA12 8BL
- Latitude: 54.275092
- Longitude: -2.975122
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
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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.
A and B classes for M/W10 to M/W16
L and S classes for M18 to M75
L and S classes for W18 to W70
L classes only for M80, M85, M90, W75, W80, W85 and W90
Elite classes for M/W18, M/W20 and M/W21
Age Class courses are open only to members of British Orienteering, or members of an IOF affiliated Federation.
To be eligible for the Northern Orienteering Championship titles, competitors must also be members of clubs belonging to the North of England Orienteering Associations = NEOA, YHOA or NWOA
Colour coded courses
Colour coded courses are open to anyone.
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.
The Northern Championships and the British Middle Championships may be entered jointly, via Fabian4.
Entries to the Age Class courses must be pre-entered online. There will be no entry on the day.
Entries to the Colour Coded courses may be pre-entered online or entered on the day.
Championship Entry Fees
|Up to 19 April||£15||£6|
|20th April to 26th April||£17||£7|
Colour Coded Entry Fees
|Payment date||Senior BO members||Senior Non-BO members||Junior/Student|
|Up to 19 April||£6||£8||£3|
|20th April to 26th April||£8||£10||£4|
Full time students, aged over 20 need only pay the Junior fee. However, they will need to provide details of their course of study on their Entry Form.
Normal SI card hire will be £1
SiAC card hire will be £2.50. These can only be hired in advance when entering online.
Cancellation – To cancel an entry, please email
Cancellations of entries up to11 April will be given a full refund, less the standard Fabian4 administration charge.
Cancellations from 12 to 26 April will be given a 50% refund less the standard Fabian4 administration charge. We regret that no refunds of entry fees will be possible after 26 April.
The standard Fabian4 administration charge will be "4.5% of the fee being refunded + £2.10, or £3, whichever is the higher. Competitors may only cancel their entry while the event itself has not been curtailed or cancelled. If the total refund is less than £1, then no refund will be made"
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
Planners: Dan & Karen Parker (BL)
Organiser: Trevor Roberts (MDOC)
Controller: Neville Baker (TVOC)
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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