Warrior Orienteering Club

Warrior is a small, informal club, based in the Lake District but with members from around the UK and abroad.

Annual events include the spring Battleaxe score series and the winter O-Trial weekend, with short race and classic long distance event.

WARRIOR BATTLEAXE evening score events May 2019

Popular series of Wednesday evening informal score events when the woods are at their best.

Suitable for families, beginners and orienteers of all abilities. There's plenty of help available if you're new to orienteering.

The format is simple - get as many controls as you can out of a possible total of 20 in one hour. Each control is worth 10 points, but there is a penalty of 5 points for each minute you are late back after the hour. Beware - its easy to try to get too many and find you don't have enough time to get back without a penalty.

Events are on Wednesday evenings. Suitable for all abilities. A result in all 3 events is required for an overall result.

Registration 17.30 -18.30 . Starts between 18.00 - 19.00. Courses close 20.00. Check here just before the events as minor details may change at last minute. Cost 5.00 / 2.00

Controls will be SIAC enabled but please punch both the check and start controls.

Safety advice: Courses close at 20.00. Everyone must report back by then. There will be very little daylight to organize a rescue. Mountain Rescue will be called at 20.30 if anyone is missing. If you are a novice please start at 18.00 to ensure plenty of daylight.

Waterproofs may be compulsory depending on the weather conditions. Signs will be displayed at registration. You are strongly recommended to carry a whistle at this event.

Remember - you must download so we know you are back.

    Please note: competitors take part at their own risk.



    • Parking: public car parks in Ambleside
      Registration: At the footbridge at the west side of Rothay Park GR NY370045
      Start / Finish: in the same place - walk 400m with 100m ascent
      Open fell area with many paths.

    BATTLEAXE 2 - WED 15th MAY

    SILVER HOW (Blindtarn Moss)

      Parking: public car parks in Grasmere
      Registration: In the public car park next to the garden centre GR NY336074
      Start / Finish: in the same place - walk 1500m with 200m ascent
      Open fell terrain with juniper thickets (re-map 2019).
      The start is close to the Lakes 5 2018 start, but the area used is entirely different..

    BATTLEAXE 3 - WED 22nd MAY



      Parking and registration: Forestry Commission car park, east side of Coniston Water GR SD951310
      Start - walk 1000m with 120m ascent
      Finish - in the car park
      Crag Head: open fell and Machell Coppice: forest terrain

      BBQ by NWJS – to be confirmed Cost - 5.00. Please bring the correct money.