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Colour coded ranking event with courses up to Blue incorporating round #5 of the 2014/15 SWELL (South & West Essex Local League) winter series and round #5 of ESSOL (Essex & Suffolk Schools Orienteering League).

 

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Location

Nearest town: Aveley

Directions / Parking

The simplest approach is via Upminster.

From M25 J29 take the A127 west towards Romford. After 1.25 miles turn onto the first slip road, signed Upminster and Cranham, then turn left at the T junction. Continue through Upminster on the B1421 and then to Corbets Tey. At the point where the road has a sharp left hand bend, turn right, signed Aveley. Turn left at the T junction/mini-roundabout. Follow this road for 1.5 miles then turn left into the Country Park.

You can approach from the south: M25 J30, A13 west, A1306 and B1335 to Aveley then take the Romford Road to Belhus Woods Country Park. Note there are speed humps through Aveley.

There are brown tourist signs to the Country Park from Corbets Tey and Aveley.

Facilities

Light refreshments and snacks available at the visitor centre. Toilet block adjacent to the visitor centre. 

Terrain Description

Parkland with some mature woodland, grassland, young trees that are maturing and lakes (former gravel workings). 

Registration & Start Times

Registration from 10:00 to 12noon

Starts           from 10:15 to 12:15pm

Courses close at  2pm

Course Information

White (easy)

Yellow (fairly)

Orange (moderate)

Light Green (harder)

Green (hard)

Blue (hard and longer)

Explanation of colour courses

  • White are very easy with all controls on paths. They are mainly used by 6-10 year olds and family groups.
  • Yellow use simple linear features like paths, walls and streams. They are mainly used by under 12’s and family groups.
  • Orange progress to basic use of the compass and route choice. They are ideal for novice adults or experienced youngsters.
  • Light Green are ideal for improvers as the navigational difficulty begins to increase and uses simple contours and point features.
  • Green are used mostly by experienced under 18’s and adults wanting a short but challenging course with a very hard navigational difficulty.
  • Blue are a longer, more physically demanding course in comparison to the green. The distances are more varied between controls and the course attracts experienced orienteers.
  • Brown & Black are very physically demanding and have a very hard navigational difficulty. They are for experienced orienteers only.
  • Score means visiting as many controls as possible in any order in a specific time, like 45mins.

Entry Details

Seniors         £6.00 (non-British Orienteering members £8.00)

Juniors         £2.50

Groups         as for seniors

SI dibber hire (electronic timing key) £0.50

Contacts / Officials

Enquiries to:   Janet Biggs  

Planner:          Rachel Cooper (HAVOC)

Dogs allowed?

Allowed but to be kept under control especially near waterfowl.

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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