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West Anglian Orienteering Club

Park-OWimpole Hall EstateSat 22 February, 2020

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



Thanks to everyone for braving the furious wind to come to Wimpole. This is equally as true for our fantastic volunteers; putting the tents up was hard work as was stopping them blowing away afterwards.

It was a pleasure to give out our first WAOC drawstring bags as prizes for Park-O passport holders who'd done 5 events. If Wimpole was your first event, as there are 4 more Park-Os left in this academic year, there's still time to get your bag.

Sorry for the slight delay in publishing these results, some club members went straight from Wimpole to the British Night Championships before competing in the Chiltern Challenge on Sunday. Perhaps we'll see some of our newcomers at such events in a few years' time.

Before our next Park-O, we have a forest event at Rowney Warren on 8th March. The White, Yellow and Orange courses at Rowney will be similar to the Short/Medium/Long courses at Park-O

Pre Event Info

Location Info

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

A Park-O in the scenic grounds of Wimpole Hall.

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

Postcode for Sat Nav SG8 0BW.  Use the old car park near the stable block at Wimpole Hall.  National Trust parking charges apply.

Wimpole Hall is located close to the A603 near Orwell and is well signposted as a National Trust attraction. For travel directions by bike, car, or rail see the National Trust Wimpole Website or by bike also see BikeBus Explorer at

Registration is near the stable block.

Many thanks go to the National Trust for allowing us to run this event. If you wish to enjoy the park grounds and house after your course, please ensure you return to the National Trust entry kiosk to pay the National Trust fees for entry.

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 & Start Times

Park-O events are on a Saturday, and run between 1pm and 3pm. Unless otherwise specified for an event, the entry details and available courses are as shown below.