Enchanted Place SE League event
Sun 23 Jan 2022
Welcome to our national and SE league event. Enchanted Place consists of open heathland and runnable woodland, and is part of Ashdown Forest, within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Entry is open on racesignup
Final details are here
There were a number of uncollected SEOA SEIL certificates after last Sunday's presentation event. Remaining certificates will be available for self service collection at download on Sunday.
Type of event: National
Type of terrain: Forest, Heathland
Pre Event Info
Nearest town: Crowborough
- Grid Ref:
- Postcode: TN22 3JD
- Latitude: 51.05567
- Longitude: 0.09380
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
Directions / Parking
We are expecting to use Gills Lap and Four Counties car parks for the event but this is still tbc
Registration & Start Times
Registration in advance only. No entry on the day
Starts times between 10.30-12.30
Courses will close at 14.30
Full range of SE league courses. You can enter any course regardless of age; the age classes shown are for those wanting to score maximum points for the club in the South East League.
|Lenght (km)||Climb (m)||Age class|
|10||Short Brown||7.2||290||M18 M20 M45 M50 W21|
|9||Blue||5.9||210||M16 M55 M60 W35 W40|
|8||Short Blue||4.7||190||M65 W18, W20 W45 W50|
|7||Green||4.1||175||M70 W16 W55 W60|
|6||Short Green||3.5||140||M75 W65 W70|
|5||V Short Green||3.0||110||M80 W75 W80|
|4||Light Green||3.2||130||M14 W14|
Score 60 mins - 21 controls in any order; 7 easy, 7 medium and 7 hard.
10 points per control, 5 point penalty for every min or part min late back.
Suitale for adult beginners/improving juniors
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 in advance only by racesignup. Details are here
From 6th December:
Group (where people are running together as a Group)
Entry Fee: £10.00
Non member supplement: £5.00
From 17th January:
Late Entry Individual (member/non-member)
Late Entry Group (where people are running together as a Group)
Entry Fee: £12.00
Non member supplement: £5.00
Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.
SIAC dibbers available for hire £1.50
Basic non-SIAC dibber (electronic timing device) available for hire free of charge.
Open heathland and runnable woodland, part of Ashdown Forest, and previously used for part of the CompassSport Cup round in 2019. There are some marshy areas and small streams; these become more of an obstacle after heavy rain. Courses have been planned to avoid areas of dense gorse. There is an area fenced off for temporary grazing, clearly marked OOB on the map.
Gill’s Lap (Assembly) is 200m above sea level. Parts of all of the courses are exposed in wet and windy conditions.
Conservation of the Forest
Ashdown Forest, as many of you will know, is a very special place. It is managed by the Board of Conservators of Ashdown Forest, an independent body. In recognition of the ecological importance of Ashdown Forest and to ensure its protection, it is designated as a European Natura 2000 site and as a Site of Special Scientific Interest under UK legislation. Ashdown Forest is also within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Conservators have duties laid down by statute which include the following:
To regulate and manage the forest as an amenity and place of resort
To conserve it as a quiet and natural area of outstanding beauty
The Conservators are keen to raise the public’s (and hence our) awareness of their legal duty and, within this, their aim of balancing the interests of all users of the forest.
Please have particular regard therefore to the other users of the area, including all walkers, dog walkers and riders, all of whom are also seeking to enjoy their activities peacefully. Slow to a walk, keep especially quiet and keep a wide berth at any point where you meet horse riders.
Portable toilets will be in the main car park area.
Contacts / Officials
organiser: Jean Fitzgerald
planner: Richard Field
controller: Neil Crickmore
Health, safety and other important information related to events.
If you have pre-existing helath issues that you feel the organiser should know about please fill in this medical form.
Before travelling to any orienteering event please make sure you are aware of and following British Orienteering guidelines.
To ensure that we comply with these guidelines and make our events Covid secure and safe for participants and volunteers, all events will be pre-entry and pre-payment only.
During the on-line entry process, you will select your preferred start window from those available for your course. You must then make payment to reserve your start window. Please do not turn up at the event unless you have pre-entered. If you need help with the registration process please contact the event organiser.
On event day turn up for your allocated start slot
Please move away from the map box after collecting your map.
At control sites do not touch the control, and move through quickly.
Do not congregate at the Finish.
At Download please get your breath back and recover before downloading.
Saxons volunteers are very happy to help beginners understand the courses, maps and timing equipment used at our events. To get advice please contact email@example.com at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/saxons.oc and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for somoene to meet you before your start.
Ticks and Lyme Disease: Ticks are common in areas where we go orienteering, more information about ticks.
Training and help is available from qualified coaches. Please contact the organiser.
Data Protection: Your personal information provided for this event or obtained from registration databases will be used to process your entry, publish results, check for missing runners and trace missing SI cards.