The East Anglian Orienteering Association welcomes you to Greensand Country. Rushmere Country Park is a varied area of heathland and native woodland and currently holds an International Green Flag award for quality of parks and green spaces.

Latest news:

10/02/2022: Version 1 of Final Details now published.

27/02/2022: Version 2 of Final Details. Notes added about M1 closure and storm damage.

Event date

Sunday 6th March 2022.

Event location

Rushmere Country Park, LU7 0EB

Car parking

Rushmere Nurseries, Bragenham Lane, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0EE

Getting there

Highways England have announced closure of M1 southbound between J15 and J14

The M1 southbound between junctions J15 and J14. Roadworks are planned. From 21:00 on 4 March 2022 to 06:00 on 7 March 2022 lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Delays expected to be in excess of 3 hours and/or complete road closure. Please find alternative routes if you are travelling to the event from the North and ensure you have allowed enough time in case of traffic.

By car - From the A5 take Woburn Road into Heath and Reach. Turn right onto Linslade Road, passing the entrance to the Country Park on your right (DO NOT enter the Country Park through the car park barriers). Continue 200m and turn right into Bragenham Lane. The turning into the car park is 350m up the lane on your right. 

By public transport – the nearest train station is in Leighton Buzzard. The 150 bus runs from Milton Keynes Train Station to Aylesbury (via Leighton Buzzard Train Station) and the Heath and Reach Sheepcote Crescent stop is about 1.5km walk from the event car park.

Event Arena

Situated 700m (10-minute walk) from the car park. Will contain enquiries/dibber hire, traders & catering, toilets, finish and download.

Start

950m from the Car Park (mostly downhill with one marshalled crossing), 600m from the Event Arena. Start times will be 10:30am - 1.00pm.

Map

1:7500 scale and 5 m contours for all age classes. (Note: Control circles inner diameter 7.5mm). Map updated 2021 by Steve Hardy (SMOC) and Freya Askham (SMOC).

Dogs

Dogs are permitted on leads but not to accompany competitors on courses.

Entries

Entries via Fabian 4 are now open. Details on the Entries page. NOTE: There will be NO entry on the day. Entry by age class (M/W10 – 90) or non-competitive courses White, Yellow or Orange.

Fees

Up to 16/1/22

Up to 13/2/22

Seniors

£22

£25

Juniors (& full time students)

£10

£12

Non-competitive courses

£10

£12

Officials

  • Organiser: Freya Askham (SMOC)
  • Planner: Michael Chopping (NOR)
  • Controller: Jeff Baker (LOG)
  • Mapper: Steve Hardy (SMOC)

Enquiries

Enquiries BMDOCenquiries@britishorienteering.org.uk

Linked event

Saturday 5th March – make a weekend of it. WAOC are hosting an event at Salcey Forest, NN7 2HX. See WAOC website for more details Salcey Forest - West Anglian Orienteering Club (waoc.org.uk). Closing date for entries: 13th February 2022