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

Info updated: Sun 23 Jan


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Crowborough

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

Course Information

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
12 Black 10.3 425 M21
11 Brown 8.7 350 M35, M40
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
3 Orange 2.5 70 M12 W12
2 Yellow 2.4 55 M10 W10
1 White 1.8 45  

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 Details

Entry in advance only by racesignup. Details are here

From 6th December:
    Individual (member/non-member)
        Senior: £12.00/£15.00
        Junior: £5.00/£7.00
    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)
        Senior: £14.00/£17.00
        Junior: £7.00/£9.00
    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.

Terrain Description

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

Important Event Information

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.

Saxons volunteers are very happy to help beginners understand the courses, maps and timing equipment used at our events. To get advice please contact coaching@saxons-oc.org 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 someone 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.

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