SWELL – Wanstead Park

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10 April 2016 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aldersbrook Primary School
Harpenden Rd
London E12
Adults £7 £5 BOF members), Juniors £2
Alan Brett

Level D, Colour coded and SWELL event
Sun 10 April 2016


From Redbridge Roundabout, take Eastern Avenue / A12 to Wanstead exit. Turn left into Blake Hall Road then a right into Aldersbrook Road (follow signs to school) then Harpenden Rd. From the south, take Forest Lane then Centre Road (A114), then right onto Aldersbrook Road (as before).

Car Park

Aldersbrook Primary School, Harpenden Road, Wanstead, London E12 5HL. Parking £1 per car, proceeds to school’s Parents Association.

Location Info

Grid Reference: TQ411869
Postcode:E12 5HL

Public Transport

Nearest TFL stations are Wanstead (Central Line, 2.4km), Leytonstone (Central Line, 2,5km) and Manor Park (TFL Rail, 1.8km). Nearest bus stop is Aldersbrook / Park Road (Bus routes 101 and W19, 300m).


Previously used for a SWELL event in February 2012, this moderate sized public park features oak woodland and a stretch of rough open land both interwoven by paths and ornamental lakes.

Wanstead Park. 1:10,000


Length (approx)  1.2km 2.0km 2.2km 3.2km 4.1km 5.0km
Technical Difficulty Very Easy Easy Medium Hard V Hard V Hard
Suitable For Beginners Improvers Improvers Experienced Experienced Experienced


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.

Event Entry & Registration

You are encouraged to submit your entry details in advance using our online form to help our event volunteer team and to guarantee a map on the course you wish to run. However you are welcome to just turn up on the day when you can either bring a completed entry form [download a PDF form here] or fill one in at registration. The registration desk will be clearly identified from the car parking area.

Groups Are Welcome. Please phone or email with numbers in advance to ensure sufficient maps available.

Online Registration with Pay on Day

Please note that if you are not a BOF member, your address is required for insurance purposes.

Those completing online registration will have a map reserved until 11:30, 30 minutes before the last start time. If you intend to arrive after 11:30 please send an email to webmaster@chig.org.uk and we will hold your map for longer.
When you arrive at the event go to the registration desk and advise that you have registered online. Just confirm you name and course, pay your entry fee and you will be ready to start.

Entry Fees

Adults: British Orienteering members £5.00
Adults: Non-British Orienteering members £7.00
Juniors: £2.00


Registration: 1000 – 1130
Starts: 1030 – 1200
Courses close: 1415


Squash and bag storage will be available at Registration. There are toilets near the Start. There is a cafe serving refreshments near the start/finish area.

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 £30.00.


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.

In the event of adverse weather conditions, please check the CHIG website for any announcements from the event organiser before travelling.

Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.

Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

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.



Alan Brett
Tel: 07739 350292

Email: webmaster@chig.org.uk


Harold Wyber

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