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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Park-OWandlebury Country ParkSat 09 November, 2019

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



We had an amazing turnout today (50% more than last month). Unfortunately, we were slightly understaffed so we apologise for any delays or mishaps. Thanks to all our volunteers today; you went above and beyond! There was a very low number of errors and mis-punches even though a few controls had to be moved because of a new sheep-grazing area, so well done for coping with that.

We look forward to seeing you at Impington Village College next month.

Pre Event Info

Location Info

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

One of our regular monthly Park-O events.

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

Wandlebury is located on the Gog Magog Hills just south of Cambridge and is signposted off the A1307. Postcode CB22 3AE.

The park is 2 miles south of Addenbrooke’s Hospital roundabout on A1307 between Cambridge and Haverhill. There is a cycle path alongside the A1307 to the park.

Wandlebury is well-served by Stagecoach Citiplus X13 and X13a bus service between Cambridge and Haverhill. There are stops close to the park entrance.

Entry to the park is FREE but car parking charges apply (£3 for any length of visit; members and disabled drivers park free). The car parking machine only accepts coins.

Cycling is not allowed in the park (except young children) but cycle parking is available at the car park.

Course Information

We always offer the following 3 courses at each Park-O event:

  • Short     ~ 1km Very easy   (Comparable to a "White" course at a regular O event)
  • Medium ~ 2km Easy           (Comparable to a "Yellow" course at a regular O event)
  • Long      ~ 3km Medium      

Sometimes we may add an Extra Long course, which would be similar technically to the Long course, but maybe 5km distance.

If you want to know more about how we grade courses as "Easy", "Medium" etc., look for the "Colour Coded Course Standards" section in our beginners' guide.

Entry Details

Adults (21ys+)£5
Family Groups£5
Second runs (when available)

Registration and Start Times

Registration and starts 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.

Dog restrictions

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads at all times. Dog bins are provided.