Shotover Country Park – TVOC 50th Anniversary Regional Event – SCOA league SCOL3

Level C

19th December 2021

Location: Location: BMW MINI car park - Horspath road entrance
Nearest Postcode: OX4 6NL

Update 7:30pm Saturday  A reminder that this event is pre-entry only; there will be no entry at the event.  Entries will remain open through until mid-morning Sunday, but are limited by map numbers.  So if you wish to attend the event, please pre-enter before leaving home, by clicking on the Fabian4 logo above.  Note that at the time of writing, there are just two Brown maps available; each of the various Green courses also have just a handful remaining.

COVID-19 Precautions
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 and abide by the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before, during and after competing.  It has been updated so please click the link above to read the latest version.

This event will be SIAC enabled

Directions / Parking

BMW MINI factory car park signed from the A4142 Oxford Ring Road East and Horspath Road junction (GR SP555046).

Terrain Description

Mixed forest with intricate path network. Hilly in places.

The Map

Scale 1:7500. 5m contours. Pre-printed, waterproof paper.
Updated Autumn 2021 by Martin Ricketts

Start Times

Start times are from 10:00 to 12:00. Note that courses close at 14:00, by which time you must have downloaded. When selecting your start time, please ensure you allow yourself adequate time to complete your course and return to Download.

The start and finish are a 15mins walk from the car park.


White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green, Short Green, Green, Blue, Brown.
Beginners welcome. Sorry No String Course.

Provisional course Details
Course Length Climb
White 1.5 km 15 m
Yellow 2.1 km 15 m
Orange 3.0 km 45 m
Light Green 3.5 km 75 m
Short Green 3.5 km 80 m
Green 4.4 km 130 m
Blue 6.2 km 200 m
Brown 8.5 km 300 m

How To Enter

This event is pre-entry only - there will be no entry at the event. Use the Fabian4 link at the top of this page. When you enter, you will be asked to select a start time from the list of available start times remaining for your course.

You don't have to be a member of an orienteering club to enter this event.

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. 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 both enjoy the navigational experience.

Entry Cost

Seniors £14.00 (£16.00 non BOF), Juniors £5.00.
Adults and groups White, Yellow, Orange - £8.00
SIAC card hire £2.00 per card - seniors and juniors. Lost card charge £65.


Toilets, Medical assistance, Tom & Julie's food van

Further Information

Need help in entering via Fabian4?
If you are new to the sport, you may have a few queries in entering your details onto Fabian4. If so, this document may help. If you do find yourself stuck, then email Alun

Click here to read our policy on refunds if you or we have to cancel for any reason – for example because you are required to isolate for COVID reasons

Dogs Well-behaved dogs allowed on their leads in the car park. Please clean up after your dog.
TVOC’s policy is no dogs to accompany competitors on their runs.


Organiser: Gary Mills - TVOC    email organiser      07434676214
Planner: Simon Ross - TVOC
Controller: Neville Baker - TVOC