Training Areas

The two training maps can now be downloaded. There will be a limited supply of maps at registration / event info, but these may run out and you are recommended to download and print your own maps in advance.

Maps include control sites, suggested courses and parking info. Markers (red/white/yellow/black tapes) are out in the terrain.

The training areas are open from Wednesday 30th July to Sunday 10th August. We only have permission from the landowners for this period - orienteering is not allowed there at other times.

The training areas will not be manned. People attending the training do so at their own risk and they are responsible for themselves and their group, for this reason we ask that individuals do not use the training on their own. Click on the map to download the PDF.

Wansfell mapArea 1 is Skelghyll Woods and Wansfell Pike at Ambleside.

This rises to the summit of Wansfell at 482m and includes woodland and open fell terrain relevant to days 1, 4 and 5. There is the option of walking to Wansfell Summit (worth it for the view) then running a downhill course back to the finish. Unfortunately, some parts of the woodland are tough at this time of year, with undergrowth hiding branches and rocks. Parking is at the large public car park at Waterhead, 1km south of Ambleside, GRNY377033. There are spaces for coaches. Please buy a parking ticket as normal, parking charges go to the National Park but £100 fines go to "Parking Eye". 1km to start / finish – route shown on map. Download map as a PDF

Esthwaite training mapArea 2 is Esthwaite Intake near Hawkshead

An excellent area of knolly plantation and open marshes relevant to days 2 and 3. Parking is at the main car park at Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, 4km south of Hawkshead, GRSD337942. There are spaces for coaches. Coach access from the south only (signed from A590). Please buy a parking ticket as normal, parking charges go to the National Park but £100 fines go to "Parking Eye". 1.3km to start / finish – route shown on map. Download map as a PDF

Control descriptions for both areas can be downloaded here


The training has been planned by 5-Days mapper Martin Bagness with the help of Warrior O.C. to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The maps are free to download, but you can make a donation via  or at

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Related Information

Lost Property

The remaining unclaimed lost property will be recycled to beginners or disposed of if not claimed by 12th October.

Derek Allison

Quiz Results

Many thanks for entering the quiz, winners were Ed Lines and Heather Smithard. Some questions were easy with a bit of googling, others required a bit of lateral thinking. The hardest question was about Quentin’s training which resulted in answers from none to well over 24 hours a week.

Prize winners

If you were unable to attend the Prizegiving on Friday, or did not get your Day Prize, you can contact the Entry Secretary to arrange collection. Sue will be at the White Rose and the BOC events in September (at the MDOC feather).


CompassPoint, Ultrasport, Tom’s/Continental Catering and O Nosh will be in attendance at each day’s event; refreshments at the Registration day will be provided by the Auction Mart, Café Ambio.

Final Details

Printed copies of the final details leaflet can be collected from registration at the Auction Mart on Saturday or at each day's event, you can open/download a preview of it here