LVO Spring Cup (Date TBC)

Venue Castleward
Date Sat, 28th Mar 26
Starts 11:00 to 13:00
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Event Description

Date Saturday 28 March 2025
Venue Castle Ward
Event Format Spring Cup (Club Event)
Online Entry .
SI Entries
Online Entry closes Midnight, Monday 23 March 2025
Registration, Start and Finish TBC
Race Prices Member* Non-Member
Senior (aged 21 or over) 8 10
Junior or Student 4 5
Maximum charge for a family** 20 25

Sociable group / family fee where all are going round a course together – entry fee is per required number of maps – one entry = one map.

*Member of BOF Clubs only.

There is no fee to hire an SI card if required, but lost cards are charged at £30.

Terrain Summary Where will your course take you? Maybe you’ll be hunting controls in the sheltered woodland alongside the local wildlife or through the sunken gardens as the spring flowers come into season! You might even take in the fantasy world of castles and dragons as hit-series Game of Thrones was filmed on these very grounds… The terrain is mostly parkland with some forest crossed by several paths.
Previous Maps/Routegadget The last event held in this area was a Spring Cup in April 2023. Previous Routegadget map and courses available here:
Course Notes 🟡 Yellow – km + m climb – along paths with more route choice decisions. Appropriate for newcomers and younger juniors with some experience.
🟠 Orange – km + m climb – skills needed to navigate away from paths and more route choice decisions, some compass skills are expected. Aimed at novice adults and improving juniors.
🟢 Light Green – km + m climb – this course requires confident map reading and compass skills.
🔵 Short Blue – km + m climb – technically and physically demanding course.
First Aid and Safety Watch out for other park users.

There will be a first aid and a qualified first aider available at registration. Registration is also a safe place for lost children to wait.

Please do not come to the event if you are unwell.Please bring and carry any medication you might need, especially inhalers and EpiPen’s.

If you come across an injured or ill person, please stop, help and get further help. There will likely be qualified first aiders on the course who can stop to provide support.

All participants must return to download, whether they complete the course or not. This is to account for all competitors, ensuring everyone’s safe return.

Courses will close and controls collected in at 3pm sharp. If you are still out on the course at this time return to finish and download immediately.

Kit requirements Full body cover is mandatory.

A whistle (emergency alert is 6 loud blasts per minute) is mandatory.

A waterproof jacket may also be mandatory if the organisers decide the weather requires one, so bring one along just in case.

Parking On entering the Castle Ward estate continue on the main road until you reach the National Trust kiosk. The parking is the hard standing area in on the left. The MOO will be parked in there if you need to go to registration. Toilets can be found in the courtyard alongside the tearoom, book shop and National Trust Shop!

Dogs are permitted but must be on a lead – apart from in the dog exercise area which is adjacent to where we will be parking.

We have been very fortunate to agree a reduced entry fee for this event. This is available to LVO members and NIOA members at the reduced rate of £3 per person. You will need to provide evidence of Club/British Orienteering Membership e.g. your membership card or renewal letter/email to avail of this discount. (The standard rate is £12 per adult and £6 per child). NT members will not be charged, but please ensure you swipe your membership card.

Toilets Toilets can be found in the courtyard alongside the tearoom, book shop and National Trust Shop.


Castleward Estate
BT30 7BA

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To volunteer at this event please email You can find information on each role here as well as the current list of volunteers.

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