Orienteering Event Gunpowder Park – Sun 27 Jun 2010 (FROLIC)

Sunday 27th June 2010

Frolic 1 & Chig v Havoc Match

Gunpowder Park, Waltham Abbey

EN9 3YL Flyer [PDF]


From M25: Leave the M25 at Junction 26, signed Waltham Abbey (A121). After approx 1.5 miles at roundabout, take first exit A112 signed Chingford, then turn right after 50 meters into car park (brown sign – Gunpowder Park).

From North Circular A406: Take Lea Valley Viaduct exit (A1009/ A1037), then northbound for 1.5 miles, then left fork A112 signed Waltham Abbey. Head north for 4 miles. Approx 50m before roundabout with A121 turn left at brown sign (Gunpowder Park) into car park.

OS sheet 166. GR TQ386995 . Sat Nav coordinates: 51 deg 40’ N 0 deg 0’ E


Please note car parking is limited – please share if possible.

Public transport:

British Rail –From Liverpool Street to Waltham Cross, then bus number 240 or 250 to Waltham Abbey. Alight at jcn Quakers Lane/ Farm Hill Lane next to BP garage then walk approx 1000m south, past Tesco, over M25 to roundabout with A112. Straight over roundabout then car park entrance is approx 50m on right. (brown sign – Gunpowder Park).


Toilets. Shops available at Tesco, approx 700m to the north.

Start and finish:

Within 50m of car park

Dogs welcome if under control.


Gunpowder Park.  NEW for 2010 –  1:7,500.


This part of the Lee Valley was a munitions works for about three hundred years.  The works were closed at the end of last century, and it is now the Gunpowder Park Museum (well worth a visit), light industrial units, housing estates and landscaped parks.  The map includes the latter two areas and is being used for the first time.

Most of the Gunpowder Park map is gently undulating open land.  The centre part is Sewardstone Marsh, which is out of bounds except for the paths, not that any sane orienteer would attempt to cross it. The southern area is badger heaven, so there may well be new small knolls which are not on the map, and there are also entrance holes to their setts, which may not be very visible.  Take care.

The extension is run through Enfield Island Village.  A condition of use is that you wear trainers only – no spikes, studs or bars please.


Frolics: Light Green 4.2 km [More on Frolics here]

Frolics +:   Light Green plus  a 2.3km urban extension

Yellow:  2.3 km [the yellow course is suitable for families or newcomers wishing to try orienteering]


EOD Registration: 10:00 am to 11.30am
Starts: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Courses close: 2:00 pm

Electronic punch:

EPS-SI on all courses. Dibber hire £1.00


Final details and results on www.chig.org.uk

Entry Fees:

BOF & SEOA Seniors £5: Non BOF Seniors 7; Juniors/Students £3. Free to enter if you are a CHIG or HAVOC member (part of annual CHIG v HAVOC series)!


Planner: John Duffield

Organiser: Ray Curtis, 11, Rosemount, Harlow, CM19 4HS. Tel: 01279 418699 Email: curtis.rosemount@sky.com

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