Yellow 1.9km 20m climb
Novice course. All on paths. Suitable for beginners. 7 controls
Entry limit: 10
Orange 3.0km 30m climb
Novice course. Mostly on paths, but corners can be cut. Suitable for improvers. 10 controls
Entry limit: 15
Green 4.6km 35m climb
Orienteering experience required. 18 controls
Entry limit: 40
Blue 7.6km 70m climb
Orienteering experience required. 17 controls
Entry limit: 30
Please see Southampton Orienteering club website for final details.
Online entries will close at 23:59 on 3rd December 2023. We are hoping to offer entry on the day. However, to guarantee a run on your preferred course please enter online. After this time places will be limited to the available maps.
*** Entries have been extended to accommodate a few people who missed the cut off***
There will be a small number of maps available for Entry on the day, this will mainly be on shorter courses
Location, travel and parking
The car park and event centre are at the Dibden Inclosure. The entrance is off the B3054 to Beaulieu approx. 400 metres from the A326 roundabout.
The nearest Postcode is SO45 4BB
Grid Ref SU407055
If you are driving and have space in your car please register for the Car Share Scheme, as parking is tight
Help, advice and EMIT hire cards: 10:15 - 12:30
Starts : 10:30 - 12:30
Courses close: 14:00
If you have your own EMIT you may go straight to the start.
The Start is about 400m from the car park
The Finish is about 600m from the car park
Hire card issue
Clothing and equipment
Full leg cover and footwear suitable for the terrain must be worn. Trail shoes or sturdy walking boots are recommended.
The event is in December so it is likely to be cold and/or wet. It is unlikely competitors will be required to wear a waterproof top. However, these would be recommended in the case of extreme weather conditions on the day. Please make sure you have a waterproof top with you just in case.
Map and Terrain
1:10,000 map on A4 waterproof paper, 5m contours.
Open heathland and runnable woodland. The woodland areas are linked by a network of forest tracks and rides around uncrossable marshes.
The results will be posted on the SOC website as soon as possible after the event.
Use of the New Forest
The area is used by the general public for leisure, dog walking and cycling. Please be aware and courteous to other forest users.
The area is frequented by ponies, deer and livestock. Please avoid disturbing or frightening the livestock as best you can. Be aware of the risk of kicks and bites.
Please be aware of the risk of ticks and Lyme disease.
Please do not pick up litter or unidentified objects in the competition area.
Dogs are allowed in the event centre. They must be kept under control at all times in the car park due to the number of people and vehicles in the area.
Dogs may be exercised in the surrounding area away from the event centre itself and away from the competition area.
Dogs are not allowed on the courses.
Please be aware of the New Forest Dog Walking Code.
The New Forest Code
All participants should make themselves aware of and comply with The New Forest Code.
Photography and Safeguarding
Photography is not allowed in the toilets or any "changing area" including the car park. Any concerns with photography or the behaviour of anyone toward any child or young adult must be reported to the event organiser or other official. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility, play your part, report any concerns and follow good practice.
(For details see British Orienteering O-Safe Policy)
The safety bearing is North-East to the line of pylons and overhead power-lines which can be followed South to the event centre.
The emergency contact number will be printed on the Map.
All competitors MUST report to Download even if retiring from the event.
Lone competitors are recommended to leave car keys or a valuable item at Registration.
Orienteering is a physically challenging sport. Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety.
If you have a high risk medical condition you want the organisers to be aware of please download and complete this form and place it in a sealed envelope with your name on it. This can be left at registration. Envelopes will only be opened if required for a medical emergency. Unopened envelopes should be collected after the event. Any unclaimed envelopes will be destroyed after the event.
Planner: Nick Jarvis
Organiser: Eoghan Wiles 07866055822