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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Park-OLammas Land and Coe FenSat 16 October, 2021

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



We had good weather today and a great turnout. The courses avoided the worst of the cow dung! We had a couple of lost dibbers today - please remember to tighten the strap onto your (or your children's) finger. Luckily, one of the missing dibbers was later found.

We hope to see you again at our next Park-O, which will be on Trumpington Meadows on 13th November. Pre-entry now open on

In the meantime check out the Cambridge City Race. which is a larger scale orienteering event with a range of courses including ones for juniors aged 12 and under, and older juniors, as well as longer and more technical courses than you will find at Park-O, intended for adults.

There was some lost property left in the download tent by one family:

  • Age 2-3 purple padded waistcoat
  • North Ridge purple coat
  • Blue padded coat

These items are currently with the organiser in Sawston (please email to arrange collection). We will bring the items to the Trumpington Park-O if they are not collected before.

Pre Event Info

Location Info

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

A fun orienteering event aimed at juniors and inexperienced adults On Coe Fen and Lammas Land. Starts will run between 1pm and 3pm.

Pre-entries are now closed, but we will accept entries on the day.


We only have a limited number of hire dibbers available for this event, and so if you enter on the day you may have to use a dibber that someone else has already used earlier in the day. We realise this is not ideal in terms of preventing possible transmission paths for the coronavirus. Hand sanitiser will be available. All those pre-entered will be given a hire dibber that has already been reserved and will not have been used by anyone else that day.

(Re-use of hire dibbers was normal practice before COVID19 came on the scene. Since then we have usually been able to make use of an additional stock of hire dibbers so that none were ever used by more than one person at an event. Unfortunately, these are in use elsewhere this time).

There will be training for junior club members at this event. For more details, or to confirm you want to take part in the training, email

Park-O Series Info

Our Park-O events are an easy way for juniors and adults to try orienteering. Based in parks around Cambridge, each Park-O takes place on a Saturday afternoon 1pm-3pm once a month during the school year.

What happens at Park-O? Click here to find out

Park-O How-to Guide

Read more about this series

Directions / Parking

Registration / Start and Finish will all be a short walk from the paddling pool.

There is a small car park at Lammas Land. Please note that this is no longer free, so if you park there, don't forget to pay.  There is metered parking on Newnham Road, adjacent to Lammas Land.  There is some free parking available on Barton Road, a short walk from Lammas Land.

Course Information

Courses available

Short     ~ 1km Very easy 

Medium ~ 2km Easy 

Long      ~ 3km Medium

Entry Details

For entry fees, See Park-O page.

In order to ensure you get to run the course of your choice, we recommend that you pre-register to take part in this event, which you can do at WAOC entries at (Entries are open now).

You will be allocated a hire dibber, if you do not have one. No payment is required until you turn up for the event. Please bring a credit or debit card for payment. You can use the "Fast track" lane at registration if you have pre-registered and it makes life easier for us too.

You can also just turn up and enter on the day, but bear in mind it will take longer to process your entry. Please bring a credit or debit card for payment.

If you haven't been before, please read the information on our Park-O page so that you know what to do - we will have officials around to help if needed.

Registration and Start Times

Starts will operate between 1pm and 3pm.

Please note that courses close at 3:30pm. If you wish to do the long course, you need to start by 2:30pm, unless you have sufficient experience that you will be able to finish before 3:30pm.

Terrain and map details

Course maps will be A4 sized, printed on waterproof paper.   Take a look on the reverse side and you will find some helpful tips, and more information about Park-O and future events.

Junior Training

There will be training for club juniors at this event. If your child is (children are) interested please email ahead of the event for more details.


There are public toilets situated near the paddling pool.

More about Park-O

Our Park-O events are an easy way for juniors and adults to try orienteering. Based in parks around Cambridge, each Park-O takes place on a Saturday afternoon 1pm-3pm once a month during the school year. It’s a great way to enjoy the local parks and our friendly volunteers will help you choose the course right for you and get you started. Read more at