D4: Raven Crag

11 August 2022

A long distance event in a deciduous and mixed woodland forest. Visibility may be limited and running speeds will be reduced.

Location

Nearest town: Dale Park
Grid Ref:
Postcode: LA12 8LJ
Latitude: 54.33067
Longitude: -2.99569
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Information

Organising Club:

Lakeland OC

Planners:

Anne Edwards & Scott Collier

Organiser:

Rob Smith

Controller:

John Kewley (MDOC)

Directions:

Approach roads are narrow so do not bring anything larger than a camper van.
From the South the event will be signposted from Haverthwaite Crossroads [GR SD 340 843] Please do not turn off at Newby Bridge.
From the North the event will be signposted from Hawkshead
Caravans and large motorhomes should be left on the 'old road' adjacent to the Haverthwaite crossroads.

Assembly:

Adjacent to car park

Assembly to starts:

Red Start 0.9km 25m climb Blue and White Starts 1.2km 100m climb

Finish:

Adjacent to car park

Map:

All maps A4; course 1 is double sided. A new map by Martin Bagness surveyed 2021/2022. Platforms (circular charcoal burning grounds) shown with black circle ISOM 530. Courses 11 & 12 use Day 3 map.

Terrain Description:

Please note that due to terrain constraints on Grizedale Raven Crag, courses 11 & 12 will use the Dale Park area, see Day 3 description. Grizedale Raven Crag is a varied forest with a wealth of contour and rock detail. The light green is primarily conifer plantation, which has moderate to low visibility but is clean underfoot and relatively runnable, it can be scratchy, so you may wish to consider eye protection and/or long sleeves. The white forest on the eastern slope has good visibility, but is steep and rocky with bilberry in places. Open areas tend to have significant bracken, although this is unlikely to hinder the most determined runners. Planning has been constrained by storm damage and by planned felling, and as a result the courses may feel more middle than long in style.

Special information:

Course 1 (M21L, M35L, M40L) crosses the route to the start twice. Each time, there is a control shortly before the crossing, followed by a mandatory taped route leading you across the path and into the terrain on the other side. You are not permitted to run along the path, which - aside from the crossing points - will be overprinted with purple out-of-bounds screen.
Both course 17 (M/W10B, White) and course 16 (M/W10A, Yellow) have sections of taped route through the terrain. Course 16 follows a range of non-path features, including small streams, fences and ruined walls, and includes a steep and relatively rocky descent.

 

Start colour

Course

Map Scale

Length

Climb

Controls

White

1

1:7,500

6.3

305

22

White

2

1:7,500

5.1

290

15

White

3

1:7,500

4.7

250

15

White

4

1:7,500

4.6

215

14

White

5

1:7,500

4.0

205

11

Blue

6

1:7,500

3.9

195

11

Blue

7

1:7,500

3.4

185

11

Blue

8

1:7,500

3.1

175

10

Blue

9

1:7,500

3.3

140

11

Blue

10

1:7,500

2.5

150

9

Red

11

1:5,000

2.4

110

10

Red

12

1:5,000

2.0

100

8

White

13

1:7,500

3.0

155

10

White

14

1:7,500

2.4

100

8

White

15

1:7,500

3.3

105

15

White

16

1:5,000

2.1

40

13

White

17

1:5,000

2.3

30

11

 

 

Blue and White Starts 1.2km 100m climb

 

 

Red Start 0.9km 25m climb

 

 

Red Finish adjacent

 

 

Blue & White Finish 200m 0m climb

Post race you can visit Go Ape which is just North of the forest and tackle the aerial walkways and rope network. For something tamer, visit the small towns of Hawkshead, Ambleside or Bowness on Windermere (the Steamboat Museum is worth a visit if the weather is wet).

Categorised under: Day 4

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