Border Liners Orienteering Club was formed in Autumn 1969. Our first event was in May 1970 in Greystoke Forest.

For 2020 the club had planned a celebratory event in Chances Park Carlisle, as Greystoke Forest is now unusable for orienteering. Unfortunately the Covid-19 pandamic put a stop to that, but this did not dampen the club's enthusiasm to acknowledge an auspicious occasion! Angela Whitworth came up with a Grand Plan, and on Sunday May 31st 2020, as near as possible to 11am, club members and friends undertook a whole variety of individual '50' themed activities. These ranged from building sandcastles and counting rainbow posters in windows, to bike rides and gps tracked personal orienteering events. The order of the day was to have fun and, with the added bonus of wonderfully sunny weather, that's exactly what happened! Thanks to everyone involved for making the event a real community effort, and a day to remember.

40 years ago, on Sunday 31st May 1970, Border Liners held their first Orienteering Event in nearby Greystoke Forest. Greystoke is now totally unsuitable for Orienteering, so we moved the Celebrations to the nearest alternative Venue and Date...

40th Anniversary Picnic, Eycott Hill
Photo courtesy Shirley Moss

Saturday 22nd May 2010
40th Anniversary Picnic, Eycott Hill, near Penrith

Event report by Angela Whitworth

Thanks to:
DICK WHITWORTH (who competed at Greystoke - his first Orienteering Event - 40 years ago) for Planning and Organising a most enjoyable day out in definitely not Eycott Hill weather.
AVIS ARMER for the welcome refreshments
ALL OF YOU who brought Picnics and made it a really good, sociable day out.
There was a simple course for youngsters, and 2 courses of approx 4.5km and 7.5km which were 'a little bit different from the usual!!' These involved running the Junior Course, followed by another seven or fourteen extra controls, which had NO Markers, Control Descriptions OR code numbers, just SI Boxes on plastic boards. Caught a few of us out! It could have been worse - there were NO Dummy Controls (although no-one told us that), so every SI Box on the ground matched a circle on your map. Just a matter of identifying Which One.
Entry fees were 1 guinea for seniors, and 1 florin for juniors!