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Lakes 5 Days 2018

Competition nameLakes 5 Days 2018
Start date20180729
End date20180803
CountryGreat Britain
Race typeInternational
Nearest place or cityAmbleside
Club/organizerNorth West Orienteering Association
Region of countryNorth West England
Number of competition days5
Expected number of runners2000
WRE event?No
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Max distance from eventcentre to competitions30 km
Latest entry dateEarly July 2018
Event description5 days of Orienteering in the English Lake District, now designated as a World Heritage Site. The area has a diverse mix of countryside from managed lowland valleys to wild open fellsides with steep crags and many lakes, small and large. The Lakes 5 Day competition will offer some of the best terrain the area has to offer, as well as a "rest" day with the opportunity to take part in some fast urban orienteering. There are plenty of interesting things to do while not running of a cultural and general sightseeing type.
Terrain descriptionThe 5 days will make good use of upland areas, avoiding much of the vegetation that can be found on lower hills in summer. The result will be fast running with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. Graythwaite will offer variety, taking runners into one of the ancient wooded areas that has been managed by foresters for hundreds of years. Visibility will be lower and navigation through the complex contours can be challenging.
Training possibilitiesTraining areas will be orgainsed.
Holiday activities,nature,hiking etc.Many of the Lakes (Derwentwater/Windermere/Ullswater) have marinas that hire a variety of boats from kayaks, rowing boats to sailing dighies - well worth the effort to see the mountains from a different angle. The National Trust manages many properties in the area for people interested in the local architecture and how people lived in the area. Probably most notable is Hill Top, the home of well known childrens author Beatrix Potter, where her farmhouse and original drawings can be seen. The house does get very popular in summer. There are also a number of museums such as the Windermere Steamboat Museum, the Lakeland Motor Museum and (yes)the Cumberland Pencil Museum. Theatres in Ambleside and Keswick offer a variety of films and stage shows. Most of the larger towns have very informative information centres which will happily share details of what to do during your visit.
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