D2: Threlkeld Knotts

8 August 2022

Runnable open terrain on North facing slopes entirely free of bracken and with great views of Blencathra across the valley.

Location

Nearest town: Keswick
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Postcode:
Latitude: 54.60843
Longitude: -3.03777
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Information

Organising Club:

West Cumberland OC

Planner:

Bob Barnby

Organiser:

Mike Harrison

Controller:

Keith Tonkin (BL)

Directions:

Parking is in a flat field on the west side of the B5322 opposite Hill Top Farm. From the north, take the B5322 turning off the A66 towards St John’s in the Vale at Threlkeld. From the south, take the B5322 turning off the A591 to St John’s in the Vale at Legburthwaite just after Thirlmere.

Assembly:

Adjacent to car park

Assembly to starts:

All starts together 1.5km 200m climb.
The route to the start is along the old coach road which may have off road vehicles and will have members of the public; please be courteous.
No toilets at the start.

Finish:

Remote finish 1.0km 70m descent.
Clothing dump nearby.

Map:

All maps are A4. Threlkeld Common surveyed 2020 by Steve Birkinshaw. Threlkeld Knotts surveyed 2017 - 2018 by Mike Hind; on Threlkeld Knotts only significant boulders over 1m have been mapped.

Terrain Description:

Bracken-free open fellside. The western part, Threlkeld Knotts, used by all courses is a steep hill rising to 500 m above sea level. It's been extensively mined and has a wealth of contour detail. Although parts give fairly quick running there is a lot of loose rock and some extensive boulder fields. The eastern part, Threlkeld Common, used by courses 1 - 4 and 13 is newer to orienteering and is much flatter and wetter, being almost entirely covered in reeds with scattered boulders.

 

Start Colour

Course

Map Scale

Length

Climb

Controls

White

1

1:10,000

7.9

250

18

White

2

1:10,000

6.3

230

14

White

3

1:10,000

5.4

230

13

White

4

1:10,000

5.3

220

13

White

5

1:10,000

4.7

180

15

Blue

6

1:10,000

4.5

170

13

Blue

7

1:10,000

3.9

180

13

Blue

8

1:10,000

3.8

160

11

Blue

9

1:10,000

3.6

170

11

Blue

10

1:10,000

3.4

125

11

Red

11

1:7,500

2.8

65

9

Red

12

1:7,500

2.5

45

8

White

13

1:10,000

3.9

130

10

White

14

1:10,000

2.8

90

10

White

15

1:10,000

3.0

35

9

White

16

1:7,500

2.1

45

7

White

17

1:7,500

1.6

10

6

 

 

To start 1.1km 200m climb

 

 

Finish 700m 70m descent

 

 

Finish clothing dump on way to start

Things to do in the area include the Threlkeld Mining Museum where you can see equipment of the type used in the area for mining minerals, barytes and slate.The Keswick Pencil museum is a quirky museum telling the story of pencil making in the area following the discovery of graphite in Borrowdale. For something to do outside there is the Greta Gorge walking along the old railway line as it criss crosses the river Greta

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