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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Park-OWandlebury Country Park CANCELLEDSat 16 January, 2021

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

Pre Event Info

Location Info

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

As Cambridgeshire and surrounding area are now in Tier 4, we unfortunately cannot proceed with this event as planned. We look forward to being able to reschedule our Park-O series in due course.

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 Country Park is located on the Gog Magog Hills just south of Cambridge. The park is 2 miles south of Addenbrooke’s Hospital roundabout on A1307 between Cambridge and Haverhill.

Postcode for satnav: CB22 3AE. It is signposted off the A1307

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

There is a cycle path from Cambridge alongside the A1307 to the park. Cycling is not allowed in the park (except young children) but cycle parking is available at the car park.

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

Guidance for beginners available from Registration. First Aid will be located at Download.


Course Information

Courses available

Short     ~ 1km Very easy 

Medium ~ 2km Easy 

Long      ~ 3km Medium

Please maintain social distancing throughout the event, moving away from controls as soon as you have dibbed and waiting for others to move away from the controls before you dib.

Entry Details

For entry fees, See Park-O page.

You must pre-register to take part in this event, which you need to do at WAOC entries at oentry.uk.

You will be allocated a hire dibber, if you do not have one, and you may choose your preferred start block time. No payment is required until you turn up for the event.

We cannot accept entries on the day due to the need to comply with coronavirus distancing guidelines and British Orienteering policy.

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

This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus social distancing regulations currently in force.

Terrain and map details

Maps will be A4 sized, printed on waterproof paper.

Dog restrictions

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

Indoor toilets are available at Wandlebury.

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 https://www.waoc.org.uk/events/parko

COVID-19

People should NOT attend any this or any orienteering event:

  • If they are unwell with a cough, fever or other respiratory symptoms.
  • If they have been in close contact with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 until they have completed the prescribed quarantine period, even if they are completely symptom free.
  • If they have returned from any overseas country until they have completed the self-quarantine period for 14 days, even if they are symptom free.
  • If they are undergoing COVID-19 testing, until they have received negative results and are symptom free.
  • If they have been advised to stay at home by a health professional.

If you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace because you are a contact of a known COVID-19 case, do not exercise outside your own home or garden and do not exercise with others. We also advise competitors who fit within the higher at-risk groups to take particular care and/or make decisions on attendance with due consideration to the risks associated with COVID-19.