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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Quad MatchEpping Forest NorthWed 18 May, 2022

Near: Epping
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race, Training

Location Info

* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.


The annual QUAD match between CHIG, CUOC, HAVOC and WAOC in Epping Forest.

Click here for flyer.

Pre-entry now open.

Click here for Registration form. Fill in and bring to the event.

Directions / Parking



By car:  

Parking is limited, therefore please share transport if possible.  

Parking charges: Parking fees are in operation, either by card or via RingGo app (which takes a handling fee) £2.50 for up to 2 hours, £4 for 4 hours.  Note car park closes for entry at 8.00 p.m. (you can exit at any time). 

From M25:      Leave the M25 at Junction 26, signed Epping (A121). After approx 1.5 miles take 2nd exit at roundabout, signed Theydon Bois (B172) and after approx 750m turn right into Forest car park.   

From M11:      Leave at Junction 7 signed Epping B1393. Travel through Epping town and past Shell garage.   Straight on, through traffic lights at end of town and for approx. 2 miles through forest to roundabout, next to another Shell garage. Take first exit signed Theydon Bois (B172) and after approx 750m turn right into Forest car park.

Public transport:        Theydon Bois Central Line station is approx. 2 miles distant. Footpath in village, thence forest track.   Ask for details if required.

Course Information

Courses on offer: 

Long 5.8km/90m climb (technical) 

Medium 3.8km/50m climb (technical) 

Short 1.8km/20m climb (easy) 

Entry Details

Free to all CHIG, CUOC, HAVOC and WAOC members. £2.00 for all others.

Registration and Start Times


Pre-entry appreciated, click here.

EOD Registration: 5.30 p.m. to 6.45 p.m.

Starts: 5.45 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Courses close: 8.15 p.m.

Terrain and map details

Epping Forest North, 1:10,000, as used for Mitre Dec 2021. 

Undulating deciduous woodland with a flat plateau. It provides both a physical and technical challenge.

EPS-SI on all courses. Dibber hire £1.00/ juniors free. SIAC not activated.


Toilet facilities not provided. We suggest using those at the Shell garages mentioned in the directions above. Please do not use the forest.

Contacts / Officials

Ray Curtis (CHIG):

Rowan Lee (WAOC):

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A risk assessment is carried out by the organiser in advance of each event, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Insurance: Please note that if you have participated in three orienteering events/activities and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.


WAOC process entrant information on the basis of legitimate interest to produce competition results, to provide participation and results information to British Orienteering, and we retain details for a period to meet our insurance requirements.  Published results may include (but not limited to) name, any club affiliation, race times and age group. Read our data protection page for further information about how we look after your personal information.

Taking Photographs:

In line with the policies of British Orienteering, the organisers of this event request that any person wishing to take photos or videos showing children should register their details with event volunteers before taking any such photos or videos. The event organisers reserve the right to ask people to refrain from taking photos or videos and may, if such warnings are ignored, refer the matter to the police.

Club's use of Images:

We may sometimes publish photographs of event participants in news items or publicity.  At events where we have arranged for photography we will advertise this at the event and in advance in the event details.  

We aim always to obtain the permissions of parent or responsible adult before we publish any picture showing a junior participant as the main focus. Although we cannot guarantee that an event photographer will not take photographs of any given individual, we will do our best to avoid publishing images of individuals who have told us they do not wish to be photographed.

Read our data protection page for further information about our policy on photography and use of images.