Red Rose Orienteers invite you to Come and Try Orienteering - The Mind and Body Workout

Incorporating the Lancaster and District Schools Challenge (see below)

Saturday 22nd April at Happy Mount Park, Morecambe (LA4 5AQ) 11.30 to 13.30

You are invited to try orienteering in the delightful surroundings of Happy Mount Park. Help and instruction will be given on the day, which will equip you for this event plus the many others that you can go to in the future! Stay awhile and enjoy the Park’s café afterwards.

Orienteering is an exciting and challenging outdoor sport that exercises both mind and body. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map; as a competitive sport the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time choosing your own best route; as a recreational activity it does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run or walk making progress at your own pace on the courses planned to suit you.

Please park at the car park on the promenade, just north of the Park see here . There is a £1 parking fee for 4 hours.

The event will start at 11.30 when registration will open (if you have not pre entered – see here -  and the training map and controls can be used. Qualified coaches will be on hand to help you. For your actual course, you will receive a map with the course printed on and an electronic timing chip.   Competitors on each course will start at 1 minute intervals.

You are welcome to take part as a pair or small group (enter together – see link below). Having completed your scoring course, you are encouraged to try another (longer) course  for small additional fee.


Orienteering courses are graded by colour; this table suggests the course that you should enter, but you are free to enter any course you wish.


Suggested Age of Entrants

Likely time to complete if a novice



10 mins



15 mins



20 mins

Long Orange

Y10+ and all adults

25 mins

Two 2 Km “Sprint Courses”

For experienced orienteers

15 mins each

o save everyone’s time on the day (and to make sure we have enough maps!) we would be grateful if you register for the event online  here . You will only pay on the day. If you decide you cannot come on the day don’t worry, but if you can let me know that would be helpful.

However, you are also able to enter on the day for a slightly higher entry fee.


Fees, if registered via the link by 19th April (Fees are charged per dibber hired)

Group on one dibber £5, Adult £4, Child or pair of children £2.

If entering on the day

Group on one dibber £6, Adult £5, Child or pair of children £2.


Lancaster and District Schools Challenge

Primary and Secondary school pupils and their parents are invited to compete for their respective Trophies.


The total score for each school will consist of their best 5 pupil’s scores plus the best 5 scores where a parent/adult is part of the entry (these scores will be reduced by 50%).

Additionally, all children who are registered for the event before the day (see below) will receive a certificate confirming their successful completion of their course.

Individual results will be available on the day, with the official announcement of the Primary and Secondary School Trophies winners being made on the Red Rose Orienteers website as soon as possible after the event. The first 5 pupils on each course will receive merit certificates.

Other Questions?

Please contact or phone 078661 19894




Red Rose Orienteers were founded in 1964 and hold many events throughout the year. We have been Orienteering Club of the Year and National Trophy winners. For further details see

Future Events to go to

Saturday 29th April. Orienteering Technique Coaching at Beacon Fell, Nr Chipping 10.15 to 13.00. Contact for further information and to book on (no entry on day).

Red Rose “Sprint Series” (for sprint read short courses!). A series of 5 summer evening events starting on 9th May at Clitheroe Castle.

See here for further details and fixtures tab.

More below……..

Many other weekend and evening events, virtually all of which you can go to, can be found here