Hodgemoor Wood & SCOL6

Level C

20th February 2022

Parking location: Perkin Elmer building, Chalfont Road, Seer Green, south of Amersham, Bucks
Nearest Postcode: HP9 2FX

The event will be held in a COVID-secure manner in accordance with British Orienteering’s operational guidance. It is really important that all participants read the COVID-19 Code of Conduct and abide by it before, during and after competing. It has recently been updated so please click the link above to read the latest version.

This event will be SIAC enabled.

Directions / Parking

Due to a limit of 180 parking spaces in the Perkin Elmer facility, a PERMIT SYSTEM will be in operation, based on vehicle license plate number.

Vehicles MUST have this permit to enter the site.

Permits will be issued by Fabian4 when entries first open, continuing until all 180 have been allocated.

Individual entries must then be included alongside the permit.

To maximise the number of participants at this event we highly recommend that more than one individual entry is included within the permit. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE ABOUT THIS.

Once all the permits have been issued individuals may still enter, but these will need to be tied to the entry of an existing permit holder.

Terrain Description

Gently undulating and mainly runnable woodland. Some areas of complex contour detail, and a reasonable path network.

Brown and Blue courses cross a minor road. Under-16s will not be allowed to enter these courses.

The Map

1:7,500, with 5m contours. Size A4.
Map updated in 2021 to ISOM 2017-2 by Julian Birkinshaw.

Registration and Start Times

No under-16s allowed on Brown and Blue courses.

Start times will be 10.00 - 12.30

Start and Finish are adjacent to each other, approximately 700m walk on tarmac from the car park.
The Start/Finish walking route crosses a moderately busy road, so young people must be accompanied.

IMPORTANT: There will be a Safety Check punch immediately after the Finish. Every finisher must do this.

Courses close at 2.00pm.
You must report to the download tent by 2.15pm latest, even if you retire or have not finished.
Controls will be collected from 2.00pm.

Be aware that if you start very late you will have a maximum of about 90mins to complete your course.


Subject to final planning and controlling:

WHITE 1.4km
YELLOW 2.0km
ORANGE 3.0km
RED 4.7km
GREEN 5.3km
BLUE 6.9km
BROWN 9.2km

How To Enter

Pre-entry only through the Fabian4 website (which will be available in the next few days). There will be no entry on the day.

Entry Cost

Pre-entries up to and including Sunday 13th February - BOF members £12, non-members and family groups £14, Juniors & Students £4.

Later entries (assuming spaces are still available) - BOF members £14, non-members and family groups £16, Juniors & Students £5

Seniors on White, Yellow, Orange and Red courses £8.

Timing chip hire £2 (essential if you do not own one). Lost timing chips charged at £65.

Free car parking, but you must book a parking permit when you enter.

You don't have to be a member of an orienteering club to enter this event. On Fabian4, just show your club name as IND (for Independent)

Small family or other groups are welcome, but please enter only the White, Yellow or Orange courses. Enter as a senior. Change the name if you wish, for example to Jones Family.
If you want a extra map add a note in the special request box (step 3 of Fabian4 entry process) to say you are entering as a pair, and we will arrange a second map at no extra charge, so you can all enjoy the navigational experience.


Portable toilets.
No drinks or food available, please bring your own.
Professional First Aid.


Organiser: Neville Baker    email organiser      07562992292
Planner: Julian Birkinshaw
Controller: David Frampton (HH)