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Regional Colour coded event incorporating ESSOL
Hylands Park
Sunday 26th November 2017
FINAL DETAILS


Courses Colour Coded White to Blue.
CourseDistance (km)ControlsClimb (m)
White1.5105
Yellow2.11115
Orange2.7920
Light Green3.51015
Short Green3.61020
Green5.11335
Blue7.02260

Courses suitable for all levels of ability and experience - ask for advice if you are unsure which is the right one for you.
SPORTident electronic punching will be used.
Maze in assembly field.
 
Location For parking follow brown tourist signs for Hylands Park – NOT Hylands House.
Signposted from junction 15 of the A12, follow signs for A414 Harlow to Car park at CM2 8WQ, TL679047 Google map.
Please contact the organiser if you are bringing a coach or other large vehicle.
No charge for parking. If it’s a nice day the car park gets full so please try to arrive earlier rather than later.
 
Map Open parkland with wooded areas and scattered trees.
1:10,000, 5m contours, updated for the event.
Your course will be printed on your map on waterproof paper.
The Start is adjacent to the assembly field.
Please note that Hylands House and formal gardens are out of bounds to orienteers while on their courses.
There are some brushwood fences in the woods which are not marked on the map and some minor paths. Due to ongoing forestry work some of the mapped vegetation may have changed. There are also the remains of some ironwork fences in places.
 
Times Registration in the Car park between 10:00 and 12:30.
Please contact the organiser if you are bringing a large number of competitors. Entry forms for school groups are available here.
Save time and trouble by downloading and filling in your entry form at home. The form is here.
Starts between 10:30 and 12:30.
Start times will not be pre-allocated.
Start and finish are near assembly.
Courses close at 14:30 - you must report to the download point by this time.
 
Safety Full arm and leg cover recommended.
Hylands Park is used by dog walkers, families, cyclists, joggers, kite flyers and horseriders – please show respect to other Park users.
There is slow moving traffic in the park to the House car park on the longer courses. Please take care when crossing the access road.
First Aid available at Registration.
Nearest A & E is at Broomfield Hospital, Court Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7ET, 01245 443673.
 
Fees £9 seniors (£7 members of British Orienteering), £3 juniors (under 21) and students.
SI card ('dibber') hire £1. Lost dibbers will be charged at £30.
 
Facilities Guidance for beginners available from the Enquiries point.
Squash will be available at Download.
Toilets are next to car park.
Two cafes on site: Mauro’s near the car park, and the Stable Yard café near the house.
 
Dogs Dogs under control are permitted on courses.
 
Officials Organiser - Julie Laver, julieannlaver@btinternet.com, phone 01206 826152.
Planner - Alex Ware.
Controller - Graham Batty (HAVOC).

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