This event is part of the South West Essex Local League and CHIG’s Schools League and is predominantly aimed at regular orienteers, both adult and junior. As a “District” event, BOF Ranking points are available.
Beginners are welcome, and some of our coaches intend to attend and will be happy to help beginners. Of the available “colour-coded” courses, we would recommend a White or Yellow course for junior beginners (depending on age) and Yellow or Orange for most adult beginners. Courses Green, Blue and Brown are the most technical courses and are not usually suitable for beginners.
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Hainault Forest Country Park
SWELL & Schools League Level C ‘District’ event
Sun 1 Apr 2012
Mixed woodland and open parkland
Hainault Forest Country Park. Updated Mar 2012.
‘District’ Event [BOF Level C]
SWELL – South-West Essex Local League [#7 of 8]
Schools League [#3 of 4]
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Results will be available in the early evening on the day of the event at www.chig.org.uk. Include your email address on the entry form if you would like to be notified on their publication.
Grid Reference: TQ 478929
Postcode: IG7 4QN
North – junction A113 and A1112, south on A1112 approx 2.5 miles. Straight on at traffic lights at Chigwell Row. Follow signs to Country Park. Turn left into park, just before traffic lights.
South – junction A12 and A1112, north on A1112 approx 3 miles. Turn right into park, just past traffic lights.
From M25, Junction 28. A12 direction Romford. After approx 4.5 miles, turn right at traffic lights onto A1112, then proceed as above.
Park as directed. Foxburrows Car Park, Hainault Forest Country Park, Chigwell Row, Essex.
Car Park is Pay and Display, £1 per hour or £3 all day. (coaches >16 seats and motorcycles free).
Nearest tube station is Hainault Central Line.(approx 1.5 miles).Bus 247 passes park gates.
Please check for train running information before you travel in case of engineering works.
Event Entry & Registration
Registration will be signposted from the car park.
Entry on the day. Simply complete a registration form on the day and pay your entry fee. The registration desk will be clearly identified from the car parking area. The entry form may be downloaded here if you would like to fill this in at home before you travel: PDF Version and Word Version.
To help us determine how many maps to print, it would be great if you could register as either Attending or Maybe Attending on the event Facebook page.
Groups Are Welcome. Please phone with numbers in advance to ensure sufficient maps available.
Adults: British Orienteering members £5 (L Green, Green, Blue, Brown) /£4 (white, yellow, orange courses)
Adults: Non-British Orienteering members £7 (L Green, Green, Blue, Brown) /£4 (white, yellow, orange courses)
Registration: 1000 – 1130
Starts: 1030 – 1200
Courses close: 1400
Shop and toilets located adjacent to the car park. Farm and Zoo. (see www.hainaultforest.co.uk)
Equipment and Electronic Timing
A compass is useful, but not essential on beginners courses.
Electronic Punching (EPS SportIdent) (“dibbers”) will be used at the event. These can be hired – seniors £1.00, juniors free. Charge for lost dibbers £28.00.
Full leg cover is strongly recommended.
Please be considerate of other forest users including cyclists, horse riders and members of the general public. The whole area is popular with dog walkers.You must report to “download” at the registration point even if you do not finish the course.
Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.
Well behaved dogs are welcome at this event but any mess must be cleared up, and they must be kept under control at all times.
Tel: 020 8530 3011 or 07961 864614
Tony Maycraft (CHIG)
Colin West (SOS)