Sunday League and SE League event - Eridge Old Park

Sun 22 Apr 2018

Type of event: Regional
Type of terrain: Forest

Info updated: Mon 23 Apr


Pre Event Info


Nearest town: Tunbridge Wells

Directions / Parking

Car parking will be in a gently sloping field adjacent to the Deer Park Cafe. Entry to the field will be via the cafe car park. Please follow marshalls instructions so we do not interfere with parking arrangements for the cafe customers. The cafe is signed from the A26 driving in the direction of Crowborough. Turn left down Sham Farm Road. (around 500 yards after The Neville Crest and Gun) and the  cafe is about 1 mile down on the left hand side. If you come across the Sham Farm Industrial Park you have gone too far.

Public Transport options

Nearest train station is at Eridge. 

Registration & Start Times

EOD registration from 10.00-12.00

Starts from 10.30-12.30. 

Course Information

As this is a SE League event to maximise points gained you should run in the course designated for your age. If you are not interested in points you can enter any course of your choice. League and age combinations are shown below.

Black M21  
Brown M35 M40  
Short Brown M18 M20 M45 M50 W21
Blue M16 M55 M60 W35 W40
Short Blue M65  W18 W20 W45 W50
Green M70  W16 W55 W60
Short Green M75 M80 W65 W70 W75 W80
Light Green M14 W14
Orange M12 W12
Yellow M10 W10

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

Pre enter on Fabian 4 before 15 April taking note of the course you need to enter if you are competing in the league. Limited EOD depending on map availability.

Pre entry fees: 

BO seniors £11

Non BO seniors £13

Juniors £3

Seniors on Orange and Yellow courses £3

SI dibber hire £1

EOD entry:

Seniors £13

Seniors on Orange and Yellow courses £3

Juniors £3

Terrain Description

Intricate woodland and surprisingly tricky open park land. 

The Eridge competition area includes the ancient deer park and adjacent runnable woodlands. Plenty of contours and contour detail (inc. crags) across much of the area – there’s 100m+ height difference between lowest and highest points. 


Toilets and Saxons refreshment tent will be in the car parking area.

The Deer Park Cafe is situated at the entrance to the car parking field, serving snacks and hot drinks.

Dogs allowed?

Sorry dogs are not allowed on the estate or in the car parking area. 

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Jean Fitzgerald

Planner: Mark Glaisher

Controller: Charlie Turner SLOW

Important 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.



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 at least 3 days before the event, or go to our Facebook page and ask questions there. It may be possible to arrange for somoene to meet you before your start.

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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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