Burnham Beeches

Our Jack of Herts event this year will use only the southern part of the area, since large parts of Egypt Woods are currently affected by tree felling.

Note: Entries have now reached the limit agreed with the landowner.
You will not be able to change your entry on the day – please email burnham-entries@happyherts.org.uk before midnight on Thursday 3rd September. Any change of course is subject to there being sufficient maps available.

printable version of these details is now available

Terrain Owned by the Corporation of London, Burnham Beeches is an area of ancient deciduous woodland with areas of Special Scientific Interest and a National Nature Reserve. Much of the area is runnable with many identifiable thickets and plenty of contour detail.
Parking Parking is in the public parking on Lord Mayor’s Drive (SL2 3PS, SU 957851). Follow the brown tourist signs for Burnham Beeches from the A355. Please make sure you obtain a parking ticket from the machine (£2.00 for all day)
Public Transport No 74 and 583 buses from Slough stop in Farnham Common/Templewood Lane, 500 metres from event centre.
Courses Yellow ~ 1.9km 15m (Junior Beginners)
Orange ~ 2.9km 50m (Junior Intermediates & Adult Beginners)
Light Green ~ 4.0km 70m (Adult Intermediates & above)
Blue ~ 6.2km 135m (Experienced Orienteers)
Starts Enquiries open from 09:45 for the collection of hire dibbers, and yellow and orange maps. Otherwise you can go straight to the start..
Starts from 10:00, last start 12:00. Courses close at 13:00 so please start well before 12 if there is a risk of you taking more than 60 minutes. The courses are of a good standard – we have run international events on this terrain.
Please report to download even if you do not finish your run.
Fees HH / BOF members: Adults £7, Juniors £3
Non-members: Adults £9, Juniors £5
Adults accompanying juniors are free.
Pre-entry required via Fabian4
Punching Sportident punching will be used.Hire dibbers (£1) should be collected from Enquiries. Charge for lost dibbers £30.
Map 1:10000 overprinted for all courses. Loose control descriptions will be available in the start lanes.
Facilities Toilets and café next to car park.
Dogs  Dogs permitted, but must be kept under control at all times and on lead in all designated areas (these are well signed).
Safety Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety.Out of Bounds (black hatching on map) – Please do not go into the few permanent out of bounds areas, these are either ancient monuments or protected marsh, and our use of the area is conditional on us not entering them.Out of Bounds (red overprint) – 2 sink holes, for safety reasons do not enter these areas.Ancient Trees – Burnham is home to a large number of ancient trees, which are ecologically significant. They are not specifically marked on the map, but are generally obvious e.g. old pollards. Necessarily please avoid any damage to these trees

Please be considerate of other forest users who may include cyclists and horseriders.

Car keys may be left at enquiries, especially if you are travelling alone.

Officials Planners:    Barry and Jane Breed
Organiser: Penny Parkes 01462 670594 before 9.00p.m.
Controller: Dave Tookey assisted by Hedley Calderbank