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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Full colour coded and WAGALRowney WarrenSun 25 November, 2018

Near: Shefford
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.

Preliminary information available - entries now open on Fabian4.

Directions / Parking

Post code for SatNav: SG17 5QB

Access to the car park will be from a minor road leading off the A600 Shefford to Bedford road. The event will be signed from the junction of the minor road with the A600 which is about 2.5 km north of the the A600/A507 junction.

Parking will be at a premium. Please car share if you can. Please park as directed.

If bringing a coach or minibus please inform the organiser in advance.

Course Information

A full set of colour coded courses is available, from White to Brown:

White very easy approx 1.5 km
Yellow easy approx 2 km
Orange moderate approx 3 km
Light Green harder approx 3.5 km
Very Short Greenhardapprox 3 km
Short Green hard approx 3.5 km
Green hard approx 4.5 km
Blue hard approx 6.5 km
Brown hard approx 9 km

Entry Details

Pre-entry using Fabian4 is encouraged. Pre-entry up to and including 11th November will be £2 cheaper for adults. After this date the higher fees will apply. Pre-entries will close on 21 November. Entry on the day will be available for all courses.

Enter Online On-line pre-entry
until 11 Nov
On the day and
on-line entry from 11 Nov
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

Registration & 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

Rowney Warren is a well-contoured pine forest with significant spur and valley structure.  Please take care with potentially hidden trip hazards such as roots and brambles in the undergrowth. 

Maps are A4 in size, 1:10,000 scale, and printed on waterproof paper.

Dog restrictions

Dogs must be kept under close control at all times and on leads in the car park and if crossing road

Portable toilets will be provided.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Rakesh Chandraker

Planner: Michael Bickle

Controller: Steve Hardy (SMOC)

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.


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.