This was the last event of the year and the orienteering club travelled to Gelt Woods, Brampton near Carlisle. At last we were running in woods and this provided different problems to some of the recent events.
The Gelt River runs through a steep sided gorge. This wooded area has a good network of paths which can sometimes be more confusing then helpful. The slopes have plenty of rock features and there were numerous pits and re-entrants. There were still pockets of snow still lying in places and these hid some of the features which the early runners found hard to find. There was a very cold wind in the car park field, but the trees sheltered the runners and the only problems the weather produced were the ice and snow underfoot.