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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Maulden WoodsSun 17 November, 2019

Near: Maulden
Level of event: Regional
Type of event: Race



We hope you enjoyed your runs at Maulden today.

Our next event is an EA League 2020 fixture at Croxton Heath, near Thetford, on 16 February. In the meantime our Saturday Park-O series continues with events at Impington Village College on 7th December and Coldhams Common on 11 January.

Pre Event Info

Location Info

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

A full colour-coded event with courses up to Brown.

Entries on the day will be available for all courses.

On-line pre-entries have now closed. Start lists for those who have pre-entered can be viewed in the Fabian4 site.

Schools and other groups are welcome - see notes under Entries

Click here for Final details in PDF format (Last modified 12 November).

Directions / Parking

SatNav: All vehicles MUST approach the event from the south, from the roundabout near Clophill  Postcode MK45 4AD.   IThe Postcode for the parking area itself is MK45 3UZ. Grid reference: TL074393

Note that the A6 is closed north of Maulden Woods (around Wilstead) until early December!

Maulden Woods are situated by the A6 south of Bedford. The event will be signed from the roundabout at the A507/A6 Junction near Clophill. ALL TRAFFIC MUST ENTER THE EVENT FROM THE SOUTH on the A6. DO NOT make a right turn from the A6, even if your SatNav tells you to. Please follow directions below to approach (you must approach from the South).

  • If approaching the area on the A507 or A6 Northbound, proceed North on the A6 at the roundabout at the A507/A6 junction near Clophill. Travel north for about 1700m. Turn left into the parking area signed Maulden Wood.
  • If heading to the event southbound on the A6, proceed to the roundabout at the A507 and turn 180 degrees to enter the event from the South as above.

Parking: We have been given permission by the Greensands Trust to use their Woodland Centre car park which is accessed from within the layby on the A6. Please have £1 ready to pay for parking- automated barrier entry. Car park entrance is at TL074393. In the lay-by area, please follow signs and marshall's directions to the Greensands Trust parking area. Please do NOT park in the layby itself unless the Woodland Centre car park becomes full. The Woodlands Centre car park is for Orienteer's cars only, outside of this parking on the layby is shared with the public. We request that competitors share cars where possible.

If you are planning to bring a minibus, coach or other large vehicle, please contact the organiser in advance.

Course Information

A full range of colour-coded courses from White to Brown are on offer.  (We are no longer aiming to offer a Long Orange course).

Course Difficulty Controls Length
White Very easy 8
1.4 km
Yellow Easy 10
2.6 km
Orange Moderate 11 2.9 km
Light Green Harder 10 3.3 km
Short Green Difficult 11 3.5 km
Green Difficult 15 3.9 km
Blue Difficult 20
5.8 km
Brown Difficult 23
7.9 km

Entry Details

Entry on the day will be available for all courses.

On-line pre-entry
up to 13 November
On the day
Seniors (BOF members) £8.00 £10.00
Seniors (non-BOF) £10.00 £12.00
Juniors (under 21) £2.00 £2.00
Students £2.00 £2.00

SI Card hire £1.00

If you are bringing a school party, or other group such as guides, scouts or ATC cadets, please inform the organiser in advance using the Group Entry Form. Please provide this information by 10th November. This will avoid long delays at registration and ensure we have enough maps for everyone.

Enquiries to

Registration and Start Times

Registration will be open from 10:00 am to 12.00 noon for entry on the day and hired dibber collection.

Starts will be from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. Punching start.

Courses will close at 2:30pm

Terrain and map details

Maulden Woods  is varied contoured woodland on the Greensands Ridge.

Map scale 1:10,000.  Maps will be pre-printed with courses, and printed on waterproof paper.

Dog restrictions

Dogs are permitted as long as kept under control

Toilets will be available at the Woodland Centre adjacent to parking.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Mike Bickle

Planner: Bob Hill

Controller: Freya Askham (SMOC)

Assistant controller: Dorien James (SMOC)