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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Ferry Meadows and the OrtonsSun 27 October, 2019

Near: Peterborough
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race



We hope you enjoyed the sunny weather and your runs at Ferry Meadows. We heard many positive comments at download on Ian's courses.

We were disappointed by the low turnout - we are not sure if the orienteers in the area had exhausted themselves at the Cambridge City Race the day before, or were sidetracked into pumpkin carving on their way to registration, but in any case we will try harder next time to publicise our events here.

We hope to see you all again at Maulden Woods on 17th November, and for those who can't wait that long, we have a Park-O at Wandlebury Country Park on 9th November.

Pre Event Info

Location Info

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

After an absence of some years, orienteering is back at Ferry Meadows. A downloadable flyer is available here (but see final details for up to date info).

Final Details are available, last updated 9th October.

Directions / Parking

Post code for SatNav: PE2 5UU. 

Ferry Meadows lies two miles east of the A1 and 3 miles west of Peterborough. On all major routes into the city, follow the brown tourist attraction signs for NENE PARK or the country park symbol. Ferry Meadows is signed on Oundle Road (A605).The event will be signed from the park entrance.

We will be in the main car park, close to the Café, miniature train and Overton Lake. Overflow parking will be over towards Lakeside/Gunwade lake. There is a car parking charge.

Course Information

For those aged 16 and over:

White1.6 km
Yellow1.8 km
Orange2.8 km
Light Green3.5 km
Short Green3.7 km
Green5.0 km

The shorter courses will be within the park itself, with Blue and Brown venturing out into the surrounding urban area as well.  This will involve proximity to roads, although traffic is expected to be minimal. Nevertheless all participants on Blue and Brown courses must be aged 16 or older.

Blue6.8 km
Brown7.9 km

Entry Details

Entry on the day

Seniors (BOF members)£5
Seniors (non BOF)/ Group£7
Juniors /Students£2
SI Card hire

Registration and Start Times

Registration10:00am - 12:00
Start Times10:30am - 12:30

Terrain and map details

Ferry Meadows is a country park to the West of Peterborough. Interesting combination of urban and parkland for longer courses out into The Ortons. Map is 1:7500, 5m contours and A4 size. A3 size for Blue and Brown courses. Maps will be printed on waterproof paper.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Helen Hague

Planner: Ian Smith

Controller: Mike Capper