Shaw Forest Park - Western Night League Score Event

Saturday 24th February

Shaw Forest Park, Swindon
Night Score

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Car Sharing available


Night Score
Entry limit: 40
Entered: 33

Entry Fees
From 4th February:
        Senior: £8.00
        Senior Novice: £4.00
        Non-BOF Supplement: £1.00
        Senior Chip hire: £1.50
        Junior/Student: £2.00
        Non-BOF Supplement: £1.00
        Junior/Student Chip hire: £1.50
From 19th February:
        Senior: £10.00
        Senior Novice: £6.00
        Non-BOF Supplement: £1.00
        Senior Chip hire: £1.50
        Junior/Student: £4.00
        Non-BOF Supplement: £1.00
        Junior/Student Chip hire: £1.50

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

Students are competitors over the age of 20 still in full-time education. Please check STUDENT on the Entry Form if this applies.

Helpers are entitled to 50% discount on entry fee (please contact Organiser for discount code)

GROUP entries are not available.

Late entries will incur an additional fee of £2 on all courses

Discounts do not apply to EMIT hire (lost card charges £50)

Non members of the British Orienteering Federation (BOF) will incur an additional £1 fee in all categories to compensate for the increased levies paid by NWO to BOF for unaffiliated competitors.
Event Information

Travel Directions
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

Car Share
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
Start times: 18:30 - 19:30
Courses close: 20:45

  • It will be a punching start.
  • Facilities

  • No toilet facilities are provided
  • First Aid kit available
  • Entry

  • On-line entry only - standard entry closes at 23.59 on 18-02-2024.
  • Late entries will be available while map stocks last until 23:59 on 22-02-2024 but will incur an additional fee of £2 on all courses

    Refund Policy
    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.

    Timing System
    EMIT card

  • Competitors with their own EMIT cards can proceed directly to the start
  • Hire cards can be picked up from the table next to download
  • Map
    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

  • Full leg cover MUST be worn.
  • Whistles and head torch with spare battery MUST be carried and will be checked at the start.
  • In adverse weather we may ask you to wear a cagoule or similar waterproof top
  • Bio-security
    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.


  • All competitors MUST report to Download even if retiring from the event.
  • Lone competitors are recommended to leave car keys at Information/Download.
  • Participants to bring their own water and ensure adequate hydration pre and post event. Hand sanitisers will be available; however, we encourage participants to bring their own.
  • Orienteering is a physically challenging sport, and competitors take part at their own risk.
  • The nearest A&E Hospital is at Swindon Great Western Hospital SN3 6BB.

    The British Orienteering insurance policy provides public liability cover for all competitors registered for this event.

    Medical Conditions
    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.

    Event Officials
    Organiser: Stuart Fisher (NWO) (07794 654222)
    Planner: Doug Stimson (NWO)
    Controller: Pete Gilder (NWO)

    Personal Information
    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)

    Cancellation Policy
    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.

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