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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Mildenhall NorthSun 17 November, 2024

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

Location Info

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


Regional level event in Mildenhall Wood (North of A11)

Directions / Parking

Post code for SatNav: IP28 6AE should take you to the Barton Mills roundabout and then follow directions below. Event will be signposted from A1065.

From Barton Mills roundabout on A11/A1101/A1065, take A1065 Northwards (signed to Brandon).

After 800m, turn east (right) off the A1065 signed "Household Waste Site" (postcode IP28 7JQ). There may be a queue for the tip, in which case carefully overtake and continue along the road. Event registration is approx. 700m along this road. This road is a cul-de-sac and is not accessible from the A11.

Most courses cross this road - please keep an eye out for orienteers crossing the road as you turn into the road from the A1065 and along the length of the road. Please park where directed on this road and walk on to registration.  

Space is restricted so please car share wherever possible. If you are bringing a coach, minibus or camper van please arrange to park at the Barton Mills lay-by near Walker’s snack bar, close to the Barton Mills roundabout.

Registration and Start Times

Registration will be open for enquiries and hire dibber collection from 10 am to 12 noon.

Starts from: 10.30am until 12.30.

Terrain and map details

Mildenhall Wood is managed coniferous forest with some areas of beech.  Full leg cover is mandatory. Map is 1:10000, 5m contours and A4 size.

Maps and loose control descriptions will be printed on waterproof paper.  

Dog restrictions

See final details. Note that Mildenhall forest is adjacent to major roads.


Registration, Enquiries, Download, and portable toilets are located near to forest road access gate 305. Please use the portable toilets we have provided. A café with public toilets is situated just off the A1065 near the Barton Mills roundabout.


We would like to thank Forestry England and Natural England for giving permission to use the area and to all helpers from WAOC without whom the event could not run.

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.

Welfare and Safeguarding:

We want everyone to feel safe and welcome at our events.  As a club, we support and follow British Orienteering’s safeguarding policies,which can be found via the links below:

We also have our own child welfare policy.  See also our Safeguarding and Welfare page.

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.