Great Notley Country Park - Spring 2021
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Introduction to this course
The full course measures 4.4km long from point to point, but the optimum route is closer to 5.1km with 60m of climb.
The navigation for this course is of medium difficulty, and sometimes the GPS may take a few seconds to keep up with you. If you ensure you have ‘Display my location’ ticked in the settings – you can check exactly where you are at all times.
Make sure that once you have been to the first control you keep away from the finish until you really want to finish!
If you are new to Orienteering, we recommend you try the shorter and easier permanent courses in the park first! These start and finish at the same location and are now also available on MaprunF (with links for the maps below).
Remember, this is a ‘fun’ event!
MapRun link - Event link (with downloadable map and results link) can be found here
Map (4.4km) can be found here
Control descriptions can be found here
Permanent Course - Map (2.5km Longer Course) can be found here
Permanent Course - Map (2.0km Medium Course) can be found here
Permanent Course - Map (1.5km Short Course) can be found here
Great Notley Country Park - The Country Park entrance is on the northbound side of the A131 Great Notley bypass, postcode CM77 7FS. Explore Essex website link here
Parking price depending on duration of stay. See the Essex Country Park website for full details here
Start and Finish
The ‘Start’ & ‘Finish’ is just down the slope to the SW of the visitor centre. It is marked with a red a white orienteering square on the southernmost bridge across the small ditch.
Controls and Course Length
Course type - Linear, the ‘Start’ & ‘Finish’ is just down the slope to the SW of the visitor centre. It is marked with a red a white orienteering square on the southernmost bridge across the small ditch.
Course length 4.4km - 16 controls.
The parkland is an attractive mixture of open and wooded areas, with some hills, hedges, lakes and ditches. Take care to avoid the wild rose, bramble and other thorns! During the wet winter weather parts of the park can get very muddy.
Be aware of walkers & cyclists.
Maintain social distancing at all times.
Natural hazards include trips and slips, thorn bushes and some deep water.
Respect the out-of-bounds areas marked on the map.
You are responsible for your own safety, i.e. you take part at your own risk
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