Nearest town: Brentwood

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 tiered charge of £2 for 1 hour, £3 for 2 hours, £4 for 3 hours, £5 for over 3 hours, "pay & display" (no change given, 5p coins and above accepted including new £1 coins). The car park charges go towards maintaining and improving the park and visitor facilities.


Toilets adjacent to car park. Visitor Centre with light refreshments 500m.
Start and Finish within 150-250m of the 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 2000 standard with the following special symbols:

elongated H = seat;

black X = hide;

black O = vent or play equipment;

brown X = rootstock;

blue X = tap or water trough;

green O = distinctive tree.

Registration & Start Times

To be confirmed.

Course Information

To be confirmed.

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

To be confirmed.

Contacts / Officials

Planner:        Andrew Welsh
Organiser:     tbc
Controller:     Paul Beckett (HAVOC)

Dogs allowed?

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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