LOK / HH Boxing Day Score

Our traditional 60 mins score course burn-off-the-turkey joint venture with LOK. A relaxed and fun score event to help you recover from the Christmas festivities.

Newcomers are welcome. Instruction offered to newcomers after mass start. The planner has made sure that there are a number of easier to locate controls suitable for newcomers.  If you have any queries beforehand, please contact the organiser.

Venue Trent Park, North London.
Car park adjacent to Southgate Hockey Centre at the northern end of Snakes Lane Post code EN4 0PS; grid reference TQ 289 969.  Please note that car park will be locked at 13:30.Trent Park is within the London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) If your vehicle doesn’t meet the ULEZ emission standards and isn’t exempt, you need to pay a £12.50 daily charge to drive inside the zone. Bigger vehicles (e.g. mini-bus, camper vans should also consider the Low Emission Zone (LEZ). You can check your vehicle here.
Entries Entry online-only via SI Entries.
Closing date: 23:59, Sunday 24th December 2023.
One map / one SI(AC) card per entry only.
Entries up to midnight on Wednesday, 20th December:

  • Seniors & groups: £9
  • Juniors and students: £4
Entries from Thursday 20th December:

  • Seniors & groups: £11
  • Juniors and students: £6

Additional charge of £2 for seniors and groups where not British Orienteering members

SI Card hire £1. Charge for lost cards £42.

Public transport Oakwood Underground station on the Piccadilly line – a direct connection from Central London and Heathrow airport every 5 minutes! 1.2 km walk from station along Snakes Lane, to the car park. Allow 15 minutes. Tube trains are scheduled to run to Oakwood on Boxing Day.
Should, however, trains not be running to Oakwood, then bus 121 from Turnpike Lane, Wood Green or Southgate (all Piccadilly Line Stations) – alight at Oakwood Underground station
Directions Signposted off the A110 near Oakwood Underground station Turn off the M25 at J24 (Potters Bar) onto the A111 heading south towards Cockfosters and Southgate; after 3 miles turn left at the roundabout onto the A110, then after half a mile, just after Oakwood Underground station, turn left into Snakes Lane
Terrain Mixture of gently undulating open parkland and wooded areas with some brambles.
Map 1:10,000, 5m contours. Controls will be pre-marked on waterproof paper (no bag supplied). Review the 2022 map on Routegadget
Competition format Score event – collect as many points as you can within 60 minutes.
Controls 110 to 119 will be worth 10 points each
Controls 120 to 129 will be worth 20 points each
Controls 130 to 139 will be worth 30 points each
Penalty of 20 points for each minute, or part thereof, late.
Bonus of 10 points for each complete minute early provided all controls have been visited
Electronic Punching SPORTident (SI) electronic punching – contactless punching for those with their own SIAC card.
It will be a mass Start and punching Finish for everybody
Start and Finish Location  Start within 5 minutes’ walk from car park
Finish adjacent to car park– courses close at 12:15
Start Procedure 11:00 am mass start
Facilities Please bring your own refreshments.
First Aid available at Download
Café in centre of park adjacent to park toilets may be open
Toilets No toilets at the car park, but park toilets in the centre of the park 0.8km walk from car park
Also available as a short diversion en route from M25 Cockfosters and Oakwood tube stations also have toilets
Cancellation policy Consistent with British Orienteering’s Major Events Cancellation, Curtailment and Refund Policy, we reserve  the right to cancel or curtail this event whether for operational reasons, Force Majeure, or other reasons, in which case HH / LOK reserve the right to retain all or part of the entry fees.
Last minute info & results Please consult the London Orienteering Klubb (LOK) website
Planner Neil Gostick
Organiser Catherine Galvin
Controlling Ronan & Julie Cleary
Insurance Event registered with British Orienteering (BOF)

Last update: November 2023