D5: Helsington Barrows

12 August 2022

Largely open terrain, with a good track network and some small patches of trees/vegetation.

Location

Nearest town: Helsington Barrows
Grid Ref:
Postcode:
Latitude: 54.31988
Longitude: -2.77807
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Information

Organising Club:

South Ribble OC

Planner:

Alex Finch

Organiser:

Les Davies & Martyn Roome

Controller:

Sara Campbell (DEE)

Directions:

Parking is on the Racecourse Field adjacent to Bradley Field Farm, Brigsteer Road, approximately 200m southwest of where it crosses the A591 by bridge.  There is no junction with the A591 at this point, so please approach via Kendal if possible, following road signs to Brigsteer.  Do not use the narrow road from the A591 through Briggs House Farm.  The route will not be signed until reaching the field entrance.

Assembly:

Adjacent to car park

Assembly to starts:

White Start 600m 0m climb. Blue and Red Starts 1.1km 0m climb

Finish:

Adjacent to car park

Map:

Maps are A4 for 1:10000, A3 for 1:7500. The map has been resurveyed in 2022 by Alex Finch and to comply with ISOM 2017 the stony ground symbol has only been used for areas which will slow a competitor to less than  80% of normal running speed. Most of the map is rough open although there are occasional small trees and bushes.  Where these become sufficiently dense they are mapped as rough semi-open. On a small part of the area the symbol "rough open area with scattered thickets" has been used.
There are a number of low circular walls on the area, usually about 0.5m high ~3m diameter. They are shown using the "ring man made feature" symbol (ISOM 530), and on the control descriptions with the circle symbol. See photo.

Terrain Description:

Helsington Barrows is a long limestone hill overlooking Kendal with fine views of the Lake District and Morecambe Bay. It is mostly highly runnable open fell with areas of loose rock and some contour detail. It has a significant number of paths and is divided into three distinct areas by high walls. There are small areas of runnable woodland to the south and some bracken and thickets in places.

Special information:

Walls must only be crossed using the marked crossing points. Some crossing points are existing "kissing gates"; you may need to wait to take your turn. The others are ladder stiles erected for the event. Competitors on courses 11,12,15,16,17 will not need to use the latter type. The area is extensively used by members of the public, many of whom are dog walkers. Please be courteous towards them. Cattle may be present in the competition area.

 

Start colour

Course

Map Scale

Length

Climb

Controls

White

1

1:10,000

11.7

360

21

White

2

1:10,000

9.5

265

16

White

3

1:10,000

9.0

280

16

White

4

1:10,000

8.7

250

15

White

5

1:10,000

7.7

265

14

Blue

6

1:10,000

7.3

225

12

Blue

7

1:10,000

6.8

205

13

Blue

8

1:10,000

6.2

170

12

Blue

9

1:10,000

6.0

185

12

Blue

10

1:10,000

4.9

165

10

Red

11

1:7,500

4.1

135

9

Red

12

1:7,500

3.1

110

6

White

13

1:10,000

6.1

135

13

White

14

1:10,000

4.2

85

9

White

15

1:10,000

3.6

50

9

White

16

1:7,500

3.5

75

11

White

17

1:7,500

1.6

30

7

 

 

White Start 600m no climb

 

 

Blue and Red Starts 1.1km no climb

 

 

Finish adjacent

Categorised under: Day 5

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2022 logo,

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Helsington wall, 0.5m high, 3m diameter,

Helsington wall, 0.5m high, 3m diameter