HAVOC EAL & SWELL Event - Langdon Hills

Sun 11th Sep 2022

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Forest
League: SWELL, EAL

Information updated: 8th Oct



Draft results published.

The excluded times for the time-out road crossing should now all be correct. Some of your split times may show incorrect exclusions or missing exclusions and therefore your course time is likely to be wrong. With 17 exclusions to be defined across all courses, unfortunately a couple of errors crept in. Thank you to those competitors who, very graciously, pointed out the errors


EAL and SWELL event at Langdon Hills.

HAVOC is following the guidance from Government and from British Orienteering that club orienteering events can continue as planned following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.  Therefore the orienteering event scheduled for Sunday 11th September 2022 at Langdon Hills will be taking place.  Before the event starts, club members will gather at 10:15am to pay our respects at the Beacon in the car park.  Those present are welcome to join us if they wish.


Location map

Nearest town: Basildon

Directions / Parking

PostCode: SS16 6HU

What3Words: rang.atom.number

From M25 Junction 29:  Head east along the A127 towards Southend for 6 miles. Take the slip-road at the Dunton interchange and turn right onto the B148 (West Mayne). Turn right at the first roundabout (with the clock) onto the B1036, signed Superstore (Tesco) then left at the next roundabout. Continue for about 1 mile then turn right at the roundabout, signed Langdon Hills then right again at the next roundabout. After passing through Langdon Hills village, turn right at the T junction onto the B1007 (Staneway). Pass the Miller and Carter restaurant and in 250m turn left onto Dry Street then right into the car park

Free car parking (included in entry fee)

NB. Approaching by car from the east along Dry Street is not recommended. 

Nearest railway station is Laindon, on the London Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness line, about 1 mile from the car park.


Toilets 300m from the centre of the car park, crossing Dry Street at the NE corner of the car park. Miller and Carter restaurant nearby is open from 12 noon.

Terrain Description

Map 1:10,000 using ISOM 2017, resurveyed by Tom Edelsten autumn 2017 with 2019  & 2022 updates.

The area is divided into six sections separated by tracks, roads, housing and farmland. The terrain includes mature woodland, open and semi-open areas with significant hills (for Essex).

Come and experience some Essex contours! 

Registration & Start Times

Enquiries: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. 
Starts: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Courses close: 2:30 pm
Start and finish are close to the car park field.

Course Information

White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue and Brown.
A course suitable for all abilities. Help available for beginners.

  Length Climb No. Controls
Brown 8.8km 250m 30
Blue 7.1km 205m 27
Green 4.3km 125m 22
Short Green 3.2km 120m 17
Light Green 3.6km 100m 18
Orange 2.4km 85m 14
Yellow 1.7km 60m 10
White 1.2km 30m 10

White & Yellow have written descriptions. All other courses have pictorial descriptions. Loose descriptions will be available at the Start.

SIAC will be enabled.  However, all Competitors will need to punch the Check, Start and Finish controls.


Courses Orange to Brown have some road crossings. 

Courses Orange and Light Green have a marshalled road crossing across a local road (Dry Street) which will be timed-out.

Courses Short Green, Green, Blue and Brown also have two road crossings across the B1007 (High Road) which will be timed-out but not marshalled.   

Courses Blue and Brown also cross and may run along a local road depending on route choice.  Therefore under-16s should not enter the Short Green, Green, Blue or Brown courses. 

Entry Details

Entries in advance via Racesign-up.  Competitors will be asked to select a 15 minute start window.

Entry Fees -

For entries up to Sunday, September 4 - Seniors £9 ( £11 for non- BOF members), Juniors £4,
SI dibber hire (non SIAC) £1.

For entries post September 4 - Seniors £10 ( £12 for non- BOF members), Juniors £4,
SI dibber hire (non SIAC) £1.    

Entries close on Friday, September 9.

There will be limited EOD entries available at the event download tent, subject to map availability.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Graham Batty (HAVOC)
Organiser: Colin Jackson ()  
Controller: Paul Beckett (HAVOC)

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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