A level C Ranking event incorporating a 2017/18 SWELL (South & West Essex Local League) fixture.

By virtue of competiting at a SWELL event you qualify for entry into that league.


Nearest town: Brentwood

Directions / Parking

From the M25 J28/A12/A1023 junction:  Take the A1023 towards Brentwood town centre.  At the town centre double roundabout turn right onto Ingrave Road (A128).  After ¾ mile turn right into King George’s Playing Fields (Grid ref. TQ6069290) and follow signs to the car parking. 

From the A127/A128 junction:  Take the A128 north towards Brentwood, driving through Herongate and Ingrave villages.  After 4 miles turn left into King George’s Playing Fields (Grid ref. TQ606929) and follow signs to the car parking. 


Toilets and cafe adjacent to car park. 
Start and Finish close to the car park.
Other attractions: Children's playground.

Terrain Description

Terrain is a mix of established woodland and parkland.  The longer courses may also use part of Thorndon Park North and have road crossings.

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10:00 am to 12 noon.
Starts 10:15 am to 12:15 pm.
Courses close 2.15 pm.

Course Information

A range of colour coded courses: White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green and Blue. Courses will be suitable for beginners, improvers  and experienced orienteers. Help and coaching will be available for  beginners/improvers (please ask at Registration). Maps will be overprinted  on waterproof paper or bagged.

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 £7 (£2 surcharge for non-British Orienteering members.)
Juniors £3.
Electronic punching will be used at this event – SI ‘dibber’ hire fee 50p.
Pairs and groups pay one senior fee only but should take only one map.

Contacts / Officials


Dogs allowed?

Dogs must be kept on a lead.

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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