Stanborough – note change of venue

Note that we have swapped venues for the May and June events to avoid clashing with another event in the park.

TERRAIN Open Parkland with small areas of woodland. Large uncrossable water features.  Due to recent nettle growth, we recommend full leg cover, particularly for the light green and blue courses.
PARKING Stanborough Park North car park is only accessible from Stanborough Road E-bound, 2 minutes’ drive from A1M J4. Nearest postcode AL8 6XF, Grid Ref: TL228113. Event centre at edge of car park.

Car park charges £1-50 for up to 1 hour, £3-50 for up to 3 hours, £5 all day.
Currently payment is only being accepted by card or phone, no cash will be accepted in the ticket machines.
Rules are enforced by number plate recognition cameras.

You can avoid charges by parking in the residential streets 300m+ NE of the car park. If you do, please walk in using the footpath beside Stanborough Road  and the car park approach road to avoid going into the competition area.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT Stanborough Park is 1.5 miles from the train station, following Parkway and Stanborough Road.
COURSES Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers.

Course Approx. Distance Difficulty
White 1.3 km Easy – all along paths, control flags whenever you need to decide to turn.
Yellow 1.9 km Fairly easy – navigate along line features such as paths, walls, streams. Some turns with no control flags.
Orange 2.8 km Moderate – start cutting across country, some controls a bit away from line features.
Light Green 4.5 km Harder – a range of navigational skills needed to find controls on any mapped feature.
Blue 6.3 km As hard as we can make it on the area.

You may enter any course and will automatically be entered in the club’s Saturday League unless you ask not to.

STARTS Register from 09:45 to 11:15 or visit to reserve map/dibber.
Starts from 10:00 – 11:30. Courses close at 12:30.
FEES Non-members: Adults £6, Juniors £3
BOF members: Adults £4, Juniors £1
Adults accompanying juniors are free, but £1 for an extra map.
PUNCHING Sportident punching will be used.
Dibber hire £1.00. Charge for lost dibbers £30
MAP 1:7,500 pre-marked waterproof maps for all courses.
FACILITIES Toilets close to event centre open from 0900. Café with further toilets 5 minutes’ walk away on the south side of the park. Please cross the road by the underpass and watch out for runners!
DOGS Keep on lead and clear up behind you.
SAFETY Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety. A full risk assessment will have been carried out.

Only cross Stanborough Road at the underpass marked on the map.  Take care as the path is not very wide and headroom is under 6′ at one end.

Take care near lakes, the water is deep.

Planner Viv and Daniel Hodson
Organiser David Hodson
Controlling Hedley Calderbank