Nearest town: Brentwood

Directions / Parking

One mile from M25 J28/A12 junction at the main visitor centre car park, off  Weald Road, postcode CM14 5QS. Essex County Council car parking tiered charge of £2.20 for 1 hr, £3.30 for 2 hrs, £4.40 for 3 hrs, "pay & display" payment by coins, credit card, or via the MiPermit portal page The car park charges go towards maintaining and improving the park and visitor facilities.

From the M25 junction 28, follow the A1023 towards Brentwood. After 500m turn left at the first traffic lights onto Wigley Bush lane.  Proceed 1km to South Weald village and turn left onto Weald Road.  Turn right after 400m into the Visitor Centre car park Park.  (Note; later arrivals may be directed into the nearby Belvedere car park, which is the same distance from the Start & Finish)


Toilets and visitor centre with light refreshments, adjacent to car park
Other attractions: Lake with wildfowl, a deer enclosure and a picnic area. Stick Man play trail for the young and young at heart.

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.

Map drawn to ISOM 2017-2 standard with the following special symbols:

black X = park bench;

black O = vent or play equipment;

Registration & Start Times

Starts from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.  Courses close at 2:30 pm.
Start and Finish are 500m from the car park following taped routes across open parkland.

Course Information

Standard colour coded courses:

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.


HAVOC Weald Park Regional Orienteering Event 28th November 2021:  Final Course Details and Related EA League Classes 

Course Length Climb Controls EA League Classes  
White 1.6km 40m 11    
Yellow 2.4km 70m 11 M10 W10
Orange 3.1km 65m 11 M12 W12
Light Green 3.9km 100m 15 M14 W14
Short Green 3.7km 105m 15 M75, M80, M85 W65, W70, W75, W80, W85
Green 4.6km 140m 19 M65, M70 W16, W18, W20, W45, W50, W55, W60
Blue 6.9km 170m 21 M16, M55, M60 W35, W40
Short Brown 7.9km 205m 26 M18, M20, M45, M50 W21
Brown 9.6km 235m 27 M21, M35, M40  


Competitors should maintain social distancing at all times, and should not attend if they are unwell, or have recently tested positive for Covid.

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

Entries in advance only, via Fabian4.  No EOD entries.  Competitors will be asked to select a 15 minute start window.
Entry Fees - 
     For entries up to Monday, November 15 - Seniors £9 ( £11 for non- BOF members), Juniors £4, SI dibber hire (non SIAC) £1.
     For entries post November 15 - Seniors £11 ( £13 for non- BOF members), Juniors £4, SI dibber hire (non SIAC) £1.
     Entries close on Friday, November 26.

Hired dibbers (non SIAC) will be available for collection at the Enquiries / Download Tent, at the Eastern corner of the car park.

Contacts / Officials

Planner:        Andrew Welsh (HAVOC)
Organiser:     Colin Jackson (HAVOC) 
Controller:     Paul Beckett (HAVOC)

Dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed, but should be kept on a lead at all times, and not interfere with other competitors / park users.

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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