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Lynford is flat but is tough going in some areas. There is a complex area of small rides in the SE corner of the map which require careful navigation. Although undergrowth is going down nettles are still a problem. Full leg cover is essential. There are significant areas of felling in the centre and east areas but courses have been designed to avoid these areas.
White, Yellow, Orange, Light Green and Short Green have no road crossings; the other courses have unmanned crossings. Please take care at all road crossings as the road is very straight and vehicles can travel at speed along it. There are lakes in the area, keep away from the edges. Please keep dogs on a lead. Please be courteous to other users in the forest. You are advised to carry a whistle.
The White and Yellow courses are both suitable for beginners; the Orange is more difficult and better suited to those who have some experience of orienteering or map reading. Experienced orienteers will be around the registration area to give help and advice on course selection. All other courses are suitable for ompetitors with some orienteering experience. Anyone can enter any course they wish, but the age class to course protocol for scoring points in the EAL is shown in the event details. Please refer to EAOA website for details of East Anglian League and scoring. Please note NO UNDER 16s are allowed to run Green, Blue or Brown courses as they have unmanned road crossings.
Midnight on Sunday 5th December 2021
10:00 – 12:00
10:15 – 12:15
Brown, Blue, Green, Short Green, Light Green, Orange, Yellow, White
Seniors (BOF Member) – £9; Seniors (Not a BOF Member) – £11; Juniors / Students – £5, Helpers £5 with discount code. SI card Hire £1
Parking is at the Lynford Stag car park – Post code: IP26 5ET, Grid reference TL814917, which can be accessed from either the north or south using the A134 Thetford to Kings Lynn road.
Please note that car parking is extremely limited, please share transport wherever possible albeit within Covid 19 guidelines.
A Portaloo toilet will be available. Please use toilets en-route if possible.
A First Aid Kit will be located at Enquiries/Registration and a First Aider will be based there. The nearest hospital (with 24-hour emergency Department) is the West Suffolk Hospital, Hardwick Lane, Bury St. Edmunds, IP33 2QZ – Tel: 01284 713000
Although you may encounter dogs on your course, please keep your own on a lead.
Safety & Risk
A comprehensive risk assessment has been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
The event is being planned in line with British Orienteering guidelines relating to COVID-19 published on 21st July, 2021.
Before attending this event, or any other orienteering activity, orienteers, including officials, volunteers and coaches, should self-assess for symptoms of COVID-19. These are:
• A high temperature.
• A new, continuous cough.
• A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.
If you, or anyone you live with, have one or more of these symptoms you should not attend the event, even if your symptoms are mild. You should follow NHS guidance on testing and self-isolation.
If you have been informed that you need to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace (or are required to self-isolate in relation to travel), you must do so. You should not leave your isolation location in order to participate in sport and physical activity. You can find more information in the NHS guidance on how to self-isolate.
We welcome school / guide / scout groups etc. Please contact the organiser, at least a week in advance, so that we can ensure that we print enough maps.
Many people like to take photos at sporting events and we’re hoping that some of the pictures taken will be shared with us for our website or Facebook pages. We don’t ‘tag’ or give contact details on Facebook, and hope that anyone else sharing photos on social media will also take care, particularly when young people are involved. If competitors or parents/guardians would prefer that photographs of individuals are not taken or published, please notify the event officials. (British Orienteering Safeguarding Policy, December 2016)
Next NOR Event:
23rd January 2022 at Beeston Regis
Other Regional Events:
5th December 2021 at Tunstall Forest EAL (SUFFOC)
6th February 2022 at West Harling (SUFFOC)