Hodgemoor Woods, nr Beaconsfield

Saturday Series

20th July 2019

Location: Hodgemoor Woods
Nearest Postcode: HP7 0JX

Hodgemoor Woods is a popular area for our Summer evening training, but it’s several years since we had a colour coded event here in this beautiful Chiltern beech wood. This will also be our first event using SI touch free punching, so come along and have a go!

TVOC would like to thank Keith & Elizabeth Bennett of Chiltern Farm Food for kindly allowing us to use their field for parking. Please consider supporting their local farm butchery shop after the event (opposite the field entrance, open Sat 10am-2pm) – we can vouch for their excellent sausages!

Thanks also to Forestry England for permission to orienteer in the woods. A riding school use some of the paths, so please be considerate of any horses you see.

Directions / Parking

From M40 J2 Beaconsfield, follow signs to Amersham (A355). Bottrells Lane is a right turn after approx. 3 miles, shortly after the Harte & Magpies PH.

Parking in a field off Bottrells Lane – £1 per vehicle. Please approach slowly along this narrow lane and exercise caution, especially when exiting the field.

Terrain Description

This beautiful beech wood is gently sloping with a good path network, some nice open runnable areas and earth features

Please bring a waterproof, suitable outdoor shoes, and a compass is recommended (also for sale). All competitors must wear full leg protection (ie no shorts). Please bring your own drinks/water.

The Map

All Saturday Series entries include up to two maps printed on waterproof paper, for you to keep and take home after the event

Start Times

Register . 1000 to 1130 Just turn up
Start . 1015 to 1145 Start whenever you want to
Finish by 1300 Everyone must finish and return, or an emergency search will be started


White to Green courses

How To Enter

We recommend you pre-enter. This reserves you a map, and avoids you having to fill in a paper entry form. Click on the Reserve a Map link below, and fill in your details, then pay when you arrive. Maps are reserved until 11:15.
NOTE this is our first event using SI. When you use the resrve map facility please go into My Runners (link is on the top line) and add the SI Air numbers (if any) for your saved runners.

Reserve a map

Entry Cost

£7 Adults / Family groups
(£5 for TVOC or British Orienteering members)
£3 Juniors (U21) & Students
£2 Helpers

Includes up to two waterproof maps (further maps £1 each), hire of an electronic timing chip (“SI”) is included (contactless no extra cost but subject to availability), but bring your own if you have one. Pay by card or cash.


We hope to have toilets available


Organiser: Robin Bishop


We need marshalls (x2 in 3 shifts) to guide cars in and out of the field entrance and direct parking