HIghwoods Summer '24Anytime Orienteering

Type of course: Virtual
Terrain type: Urban & Parkland & Woodland


The Long course is 5.8k (20 controls), the map is 1:10000, the Short Course is 3.6k (12 controls), the map is 1:1000, all measured as direct distances between controls.

Controls are fire hydrants (a black circle on the control descriptions) in street sections, and in Highwoods Country park on benches (a black x on the map and control descriptions) and bridges (a short thick black line on the map and two parallel lines on control descriptions).

The course is on roads, footpaths, woods and parkland.

Last updated: Thu 30 May, 2024

Location Info

Near: Colchester
Lat,Lng: 51.90442,0.91886
OS Grid Ref: 00852691
Postcode: CO4 9RY
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Directions / Parking

Highwoods Country Park, Chanterelle Car Park, CO4 9RY

MapRun directory path:
HIghwoods Summer 24

Courses available

Highwoods LongLine course, 5.8, controls

PDF of map

Highwoods LongLine course, 3.6, controls

PDF of map

Other Information

Safety Notes

Participation is at your own risk. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather conditions. As with any street orienteering participants will be required to cross roads and you are asked to take due care and attention at all times. High visibility clothing is strongly recommended. There may be dog walkers, cyclists or residents on pavements and footpaths – be aware and give them priority.

Nearest A&E Hospital

Colchester General, Turner Road, Colchester CO4 5JL
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There are no facilities.