Weald Park map extract,
Weald Park map extract

Weald Country Park

(SWELL round 1)

Sun 14th Sep 2014

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Parkland, Woodland

Information updated: 29th Nov



Footnote: Mel Turner would like to thank everyone who helped her after she injured her foot at the event. In particular, thanks go to Kevin and Meloney Dale.

A level C Ranking event and part of the SWELL League 2014/15 (#1) and incorporating DFOK Club Championships

You can download a copy of the event flyer.


Location map

Nearest town: Nearest Town

Directions / Parking

One mile from M25 J28/A12 junction at the ‘Cricket Field’ car park, off  Weald Road, opposite the junction with Weald Park Way. Grid Ref.  TQ 573940, postcode CM14 5QJ. Essex County Council car parking  charge of £2.50 will apply, "pay & display" (no change given, 5p coins  and above accepted).


Toilets adjacent to car park. Visitor Centre with light refreshments 500m.
Start and Finish within 300-500m of the car park.
Other attractions: Lake with wildfowl, a deer enclosure and a picnic area.

Terrain Description

OCAD map of the former grounds of the Weald estate with recent updates, 1:10,000 scale. Terrain is gently contoured and comprises undulating mature woodland, a deer park, lakes, landscaped open and rough open areas.

Registration & Start Times

Registration 10:00 am to 12 noon.
Starts 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Courses close 2.30 pm.

Course Information

A range of colour coded courses: White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Green, Blue and Brown. 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.

Entry Details

Seniors £6 (£2 surcharge for non-British Orienteering members.)
Juniors £2.50.
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

Planner: Graham Batty
Organiser: Gillian Edgar
Controller: Paul Beckett

Dogs allowed?

Dogs must be keot 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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