Dear Orienteer,


We know that you will have already heard from British Orienteering that all orienteering activities have been suspended in line with government policy on dealing with Coronavirus.
Obviously the Double Championships Weekend will not now take place in May 2020.

We are currently discussing our options and assessing the best way forward. This discussion includes the amount of your entry fee that we will be able to refund to you.

We hope to be able to write to you again in a few days’ time with more information.

Roger Smith (LOC) Organiser for British Middle Distance Championships.

Trevor Roberts (MDOC) Organiser for Northern Championships.



Summerhouse Knott was last used in a major competition for the British Relay Championships in May 2017. It is an area of largely, runnable woodland abounding in contour features and rock features, typical of this area of South Lakeland.

The map will be an update of the map used in 2017. Mapper; Martin Bagness.

Courses will start within 0.5km of the Assembly Area/Arena and will finish on the Assembly Area.

Parking will be no more than 1km from the Assembly Area.

Because it is lambing time, we have to insist that no dogs be brought onto the car park fields or assembly field.


Event officials

Planner: Dick Towler (LOC)

Organiser: Roger Smith (LOC) mail to

Controller: Ray Barnes (NOC)


Routegadget link to British Relays Champs 2017


Note: The Northern Championships will be held on High Dam on the following day - 10 May 2020, using the same parking and assembly.