Writtle ForestSun 20 Feb

East Anglian League

Regional level event

Explanation of Event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.

Terrain type: Forest

Last updated: Wed 26 January, 2022

Location Info

Near: Chelmsford
Lat,Lng: 51.70053,0.36490
Postcode: CM1 3RA
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Related events or Information

EAL-East Anglia League

Directions / Parking

Parking is at Arran Fishing Lake and the end of Metsons Lane, Ingatestone Road, Highwood, CM1 3RA Please park as directed by the marshalls.

From A12 east, leave at junction 15. At roundabout take B1002 towards Margaretting and turn right at crossroads in the centre (Wantz Road). Cross A12, turn left onto slip road and then right onto Ivy Barn Lane. After approx. 1.2 miles turn sharp right into Ingatestone Road (O sign).

From A12 west, leave at junction 12 and take B1002 toward Ingatestone. Turn left at crossroads in centre of Ingatestone (Fryerning Lane), Cross A12 at turn right at T-junction. After approx. 1 mile, fork left into Ingatestone Road (O sign)

DO NOT approach from west end of Metsons Lane by Barrow Farm. Metsons Lane is a no through road although it is marked as a through route on some maps.

Map / Terrain

Ancient woodland. Very runnable with no significant undergrowth.
1:10000, 5m contours, updated for the event.

Course Information

Short Green
Light Green

Entry Details

Pre entry only via Racesignup

£10 seniors (£8 members of British Orienteering), £3 juniors (under 21) and students. 
SI card (dibber) hire £1.

Registration and Start times

Enquiries open from 10:00am. Start times 10:30am-12:30pm

Start times will not be preallocated


Enquiries, dibber collection, download and portable toilet will be situated at the forest end of Metsons Lane

Guidance for beginners available from the Enquiries point. 

Start is in Ellis Wood. Cross Ingatestone Road (take care) and walk down Cock Lane. White, yellow and orange will finish in Ellis Wood.

Dog restrictions

Well-behaved dogs on a lead

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Lyn West

Planners: Eddie Banks, John Collyer

Controllers: Paul Beckett (HAVOC)

Assistant controller: Colin West (SOS)

Nearest A&E Hospital

Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, CM1 7ET 01245 443673
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Safety Notes

Light green, short green, green, blue and brown courses have road crossings. Please take care.