Events within 50 miles


After the initial excitement of Orienteering starting in September the programme is beginning to settle and in so doing the number of events offered before Christmas is decreasing.   I have taken this opportunity to add to this the South East League events planned for early 2021. This is a good programme – I only hope that it takes place.

Explanation of Event levels:

Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, Local are usually low key events in a ‘localised’ area. Local events are ideal for newcomers to try the sport.

Scheduled Fixtures

These are mostly in the British Orienteering Fixtures List

October 3rd
Club;  HH (Hertfordshire OC)
Venue; Ellenbrook near Hatfield
Level; Local
Former airfield; good path network
See web site for details. Entries via SIentries

October 4th
Club; WAOC (West Anglia)
Venue; Cambourne Urban
Level; Local
Urban Event; Entries on Fabian

October 10th
Club; WAOC (West Anglia)
Venue; Milton Country Park
Level; Local
No pre-entry; starts 1pm – 3pm

October 4th
Club; SMOC ( South Midlands)
Venue; Linford Wood near Milton Keynes
Level; Local
See web site; entries on Fabian

October 25th
Club;  SMOC (South Midlands)
Venue; National Trust Stowe near Buckingham
Level; Regional
Typical South East park land with small patches of woodland.
Entries Full

October 28th (Wednesday- Half Term)
Club; BAOC (British Army)
Venue; Pyestock
Level; Local
Entries open evening of 21st on Racesignup

November 1st
Club;  HAVOC (Havering)
Venue; Belhus Woods Country Park near Aveley
Level; Regional
Not pre-entry; Starts 10.30 -12.30

November 1st
Club;  HH (Hertfordshire)
Venue; Stanborough Park near WGC
Level; Local
Mainly parkland around the lakes.
No details yet

November 21st
Club;  WAOC (West Anglia)
Venue; Therfield Heath near Royston
Level; Local
No pre-entry. Starts 1-3pm

November 22nd
Club; SLOW (South London)
Venue; Winterfold near Peaslake
Level; National
One of the best areas in the South East; No details yet

November 28th                             
Club; BAOC (British Army)
Venue; Long Valley North near Fleet
Level; National
Top class area with many features.
Southern Night Champs

December 5th
Club;  HH (Hertfordshire)
Venue;  Verulamium, St Albans
Level; Local
No Details yet

Future Major Events

I was going to put all next year’s major events in this section but unfortunately the clubs are struggling to put on these events so keep checking.

28th February  2021 – Chiltern Challenge

Venue; near High Wycombe
Club; TVOC (Thames Valley)
Another classic event based in the Chiltern Hills

South East League Events
All club members completing their course score for the club in the South East League

6th December              Guildford Orienteers
Near Hindhead

17th January               DFOK (Dartford)
Near Westerham

24th January               Saxons (Kent)
Near Forest Row

7th February               Southern Championships
Ashdown Forest

14th February             London Orienteering
Leith Hill near Dorking

21st February             Happy Herts


Web addresses of local clubs

HH      Hertfordshire Orienteering Club           
BAOC             British Army OC                      
DFOK             Dartford Orienteering Club      
HAVOC          Havering OC                            
SLOW             South London Orienteers          
SMOC             South Midlands                         
SN                   Southern Navigators                 
TVOC             Thames Valley OC                   
WAOC            West Anglian OC                     

Web addresses of Entry Systems

Fabian               ( )
Race sign up     ( )
SIEntries           ( )