20th March – SWELL & Schools League – details

Please Find initial details for the 1st EVER Wanstead flats orienteering event – in fact only the longer courses (Green plus) go onto the flats, the shorter courses start and finish in Wanstead Park. Note – safe car parking so encourage those Cubs, Scouts, Brownies, Guides and schools groups to attend, but tell us beforehand so we have the maps!

Event Details: Word Version | PDF Version

Entry Form (Print, complete and save time on the day): Word | PDF | Online Registation (Pay on day)

Orienteering Event – Wanstead Park & Wanstead Flats

Sunday 20 March 2011 10:30-12:30

Orienteering in the furthest south section of Epping Forest, London, E12. There will be courses suitable for both beginners and experienced orienteers.

Flat, a mixture of open land and dense forest with an extensive path network. The longer courses will combine traditional and park orienteering.
  • “District” – BOF Ranking Event
  • SWELL – South-West Essex Local League (#7 of 8)
  • Schools League (#2 of 4)
White Yellow Orange Light Green Green Blue Brown Black
Length 1.4 km 2.2 km 3.2 km 3.6 km 5.3 km 6.7 km 8.7 km 10.6 km
Climb 10m 20m 30m 30m 25m 40m 45m 55m
Technical Difficulty V Easy Easy Medium Hard V Hard V Hard V Hard V Hard
Suitable For Beginners Improvers Improvers Experienced Experienced Experienced Keen Over-keen
Results will be available after the event at www.chig.org.uk. Include your email address to the entry if you would like to be notified on their publication.
1:10,000 Revised and updated 2010
Grid Reference: TQ412870.
Postcode: E12 5HL
The event will be signed from Aldersbrook Road by the ESSO Garage. Aldersbrook Road runs between Romford Road (A118) and the Green Man Roundabout on the A12. From A12 leave at the Green Man roundabout in Leytonstone. Take the Leytonstone High Road turning, and turn left at lights after 50 metres onto Bush Road, signposted Forest Gate. After half a mile turn right at the traffic lights onto Blake Hall Road. After half a mile turn left at mini Roundabout onto Aldersbrook Road. Turn Left opposite the Esso Garage. (The event will be signposted from here), and then bear left again onto Ingatestone Road to the car parking.
Aldersbrook Primary School Play Area. Car Park £2 donated to the Parent’s Association.
  • Wanstead (Central Line) 1.4 miles
  • Leytonstone (Central Line) 1.7 miles
  • Manor Park (National Rail) 1.1 miles (cycles may be taken on this line, connects from Stratford & Liverpool St)
  • Woodgrange Park (Overground) is closed due to engineering works.

Please check for train running information before you travel in case of engineering works.

Registration will be situated at Aldersbrook Primary School, located between Ingatstone and Harpendon Roads.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: £5
  • Adults who are not BOF members £7
  • Juniors: £2.50
  • Registration: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.
  • Starts: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
  • Courses close: 2:00 pm
There will be tea, coffee and cake for sale, courtesy of Aldersbrook School Parents’ Association.The nearest toilets are at “The Temple” in Wanstead Park and will be shown on map at registration.
A compass is useful, but not essential on beginners courses.
Electronic Punching (EPS SI) will be used at the event. These can be hired – seniors £1.00, juniors free. Instruction will be available for beginniers
The longer course cross several moderately busy roads without manned crossing points, so competitors are asked to use caution. 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.

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.

  • Planner: Michael Brett
  • Organiser: Kate Brett(020 8530 8372)
  • Controller: Brian Daniel (HAVOC)