Gedling Country Park is brown tourist signed from Gedling village A6211 by the Sainsbury shop and from Mapperley Plains B684.
Nearest Postcode for SatNav: (of necessity may not be very close)
There are 2 car parks for Gedling Country Park: one at Lambley Lane Playing fields SK615431 (approx 15 - 20 mins walk uphill to the orienteering start, cafe and playing area) and the main car park off Spring Lane NG4 4PE.
The main car park gets busy so it may be best to arrive between 12 and 1.
NB no parking on Spring Lane please as it is narrow.
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.
45 min Score.
13:00 to 14:15
13:00 to 14:15
New Country Park under development by Gedling BC, previously old colliery tip. Area includes solar farm (OOB). Bounded on N and E by Spring Lane and Lambley Lane. Proposed bypass to SW, housing to NW.
Courses Overprinted on Waterproof paper
Dogs permitted on a lead
Toilets available within site buildings
This is an informal event to help Gedling Country Park launch their new permanent orienteering course (POC). There will be 20 controls marked with flags and SI boxes; some will be the same as the POC sites but many will be elsewhere, so as to encourage people to come back and find the POC markers. You may take part individually or in a group.
Fees: £1 per map and hire of timing device.
Participants will get their own printout of their results but there will be no official results. Club orienteers may like to take this chance to visit a newly mapped area and do some physical training as you find the controls.
You may choose in which order and how many controls you visit in 45 minutes. You must finish by 3pm when the markers will be collected.
There is a cafe and an excellent play area for children. The main paths are buggy-friendly for families with young children.
Club members will help newcomers to understand the map and get started.
Look for the club tent and banner near the play area.
In the case of an emergency there will be a contact mobile number on the map and club first aiders will be in attendance.
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.
Adults - £1
Juniors - £1
- Hilary Palmer