Enter the University campus by the South Gate leading to the Lakeside Arts Centre off University Blvd A6005. If approaching from the direction of the city or the Ring Road A52 turn left into the Science Park and the Tennis Centre then right onto the eastbound side of the University Blvd and into the campus via the South Gate.
Nearest Postcode for SatNav: (of necessity may not be very close)
Parking is on two small public car parks near the Lakeside Arts Centre & Cafe or on nearby parking on the University campus as directed.
Beginners: ... help here
This event is suitable for beginners.
Beginner courses are always Entry-On-Day - there is no pre-booking.
You only need to come prepared for a walk or run in the park/woods.
We like to help newcomers to get started. Please email to let us know
that you are coming and we will allocate someone to help you.
1 - 2pm
1 - 2.15pm. Courses close at 3pm
Leafy University campus with adjacent inner city parkland. More grass underfoot than hard surface.
Courses Overprinted on Waterproof paper
Dogs permitted on a lead
Toilets available within site buildings
45 minute score challenge: find as many checkpoints (controls) as you can in the time allowed. There will be a short, easy loop for families with young children on paths.
For more experienced orienteers there is the possibility of a longer run taking the controls in numbered order as an alternative to the score challenge.
Coaches and assistants will help newcomers to get started.
Fees: free to newcomers and members of NOC.
Members of other orienteering clubs: Adults £2; Children £1
Explore the Parks events have been organised in partnership with the City of Nottingham and ParkLives, the University of Nottingham and Broxtowe Borough Council and Liberty Leisure.
We welcome all ages and levels of orienteering experience.
Traffic speed on the campus is restricted but take care crossing roads and parking areas.
Checkpoints will not be placed close to the edges of the unfenced banks of the lake. Much but not all of the lake is fenced. Parents should accompany young children
Competitors take part at their own risk.
It is recommended that whistles are carried.
Once you have started a course it is a rule that you don't leave the event without reporting to a download official even if you retire.
The Competitor Safety Slip can be downloaded and brought to registration
if you wish to leave medical or emergency contact details. You may place in a sealed envelope. The slip will be only accessible to the organiser or first aiders and will be destroyed after the event.
- Hilary Palmer