Entry limit: 40
Shaw Forest Park is a country park in West Swindon. It will be signposted on B4534 Mead Way and can be found following the brown signs.
Grid Reference SU 119860. Postcode SN5 5PQ
The Car Sharing Scheme is available on the signup page where you will find full details about how it works.
Parking will be on hardstanding using the main car park off Mead Way. There is a 2m height restriction barrier to the car park but there is limited road parking for a small number of vehicles outside the barrier.
Please park sensibly and do not obstruct the road or traffic if parking in the road. Please car-share if possible.
1 hour Odds & Evens score event with map exchange. 6 controls will be planned of a Yellow standard for novices. Penalties for lateness (1 point for every 6 seconds)
Start times: 18:30 - 19:30
Courses close: 20:45
You may withdraw from the event up until 23:59 on 18-02-2024. Your entry fee will be held as a credit to be redeemed when you next enter an NWO event.
A4 portrait 1:5000 scale with contours at 5m intervals, produced by the Mapworks in Spring 2016 with recent updates.
The park has been developed on the site of a former waste disposal area and contains ventilation chimneys. It is a mix of forested and open areas with small hills up to 25m high. There is a narrow fenced area containing reed beds and deep water that is dangerous to enter and strictly out of bounds. Some places can be wet and muddy underfoot, especially after rain.
The area is used by dog walkers and other members of the public. Please be courteous to them.
Results, Splits and Routegadget will be available on the North Wiltshire Orienteers website as soon as practicable after the event
Please make yourself aware of and abide by the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct.
Clothing and equipment
Please come to the event with clean and dry shoes and clothing. Before leaving the event check your clothing and equipment and remove any mud, soil or leaf litter. Once home thoroughly clean your footwear and clothing and leave it to dry for as long as possible. Please take home any litter with you.
Dogs permitted on leads.
There is currently significant works by Thames Water in the area, however the course will be planned to avoid this area.
The British Orienteering insurance policy provides public liability cover for all competitors registered for this event.
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.
Prior to the event, if you test positive for COVID-19 then you must not attend.
Organiser: Stuart Fisher (NWO) (07794 654222)
Planner: Doug Stimson (NWO)
Controller: Pete Gilder (NWO)
The personal data you give when you enter will be used by the event organisers and their agents, but only for the purpose of processing/publishing entries/results, conducting safety checks and as required by our insurers to validate our cover and managed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
NWO will make every effort to ensure the event goes ahead as planned. However, should the event be cancelled, NWO reserves the right to retain part of the advance entry fees to meet costs already incurred or committed.