Regional Level CTilgateSun 18 November, 2018

Tilgate Lake "Campbell's Lake"

Tilgate Lake "Campbell's Lake"

Near: Crawley
Level of event: Regional
Type of event: Race



Firstly what a glorious autumnal day. From first timers to experienced orienteers it was great to see you all at our event at Tilgate Park & Forest today.

I hope you enjoyed your runs. Thank you for your feedback on the day. In due course we would encourage you to upload your runs to Routegadget to enable us to learn about the courses.

My thanks to organisers Bridget and Les, the SI team and their army of volunteers. Thanks to Neil for his map and to our SLOW controller Charlie for his technical advice at the planning stage and ensuring fair play on the day.


Paul Luttman

What a beautiful day and how lovely the park and forest looked. We were treated to four deer running and leaping along the side of the hill below the download tent before you all arrived. We hope you enjoyed the mix of park and forest. From many positive comments afterwards, you certainly enjoyed the challenge of Paul’s courses. We are very grateful to the Forestry Commission and Crawley Council for allowing us to hold the event.

It was a real pleasure to have so many people offering to help at this event. When two people needed to drop out (through no fault of their own), I had two reserve helpers ready to step in. When we realized that there was a lot of interest for the event on Twitter and Facebook, Anna and Will offered to help with Newcomers and did a tremendous job. Thank you so much to all our helpers (the SI team, the EOD Sales teams, the Newcomer helpers, the Start teams, the First Aiders, the Finish people, the Control Collectors and all those people who helped to put up the tent and those of you who helped to clear up), it was amazing.

Finally a special thank you to controller, Charlie and planner, Paul. Both were very efficient and really easy to work with.


Bridget & Les Hooper


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Pre event info

Join us at Tilgate Park & Tilgate Forest, Crawley for a mixture of fun, fast and technical areas for all abilities from Yellow to Brown. Enjoy the challenge of running on the same area as Harvester 2018.

Online entries are now closed. Entry on the day will be available at the event. All course maps will be available, but subject to availability. Final Details published.

Regional Series Info

Open to everyone. These events offer a larger range of colour coded courses (including the usual yellow, orange, green, blue) and attract a wider group of people from different clubs. Regional events often offer a white course which is easier than a yellow and ideal for juniors wishing to try it on their own for the first time as there should be a control at every decision point. Seven colours are used with each representing a certain level of difficulty (both technical and physical). The darker the colour, the longer and harder the course.

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Location Info

Nearest town: Crawley

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

Directions / Parking

Main car parking: TQ276345. From M23/A23 take Pease Pottage exit and follow signs to Crawley, then follow brown tourist signs to Tilgate Park (which also direct visitors entering Crawley from other directions). Postcode: RH10 5PQ. Pay & Display parking. £1.10/hour. £5.50 all day. Height restriction 2.10m.

Course Information

All subject to Final Controlling.

Brown - 9.1km, 225m climb; Blue - 6.4km, 180m climb; Green - 4.2km, 100m climb; Short Green - 3.3km, 60m climb; Light Green - 3.3km, 60m climb; Orange - 2.9km, 60m climb; Yellow - 2.0km, 40m climb.

Entry Details

Please see event flyer for entry fees and price change dates: Tilgate Flyer

Enter online at:

'Dibber' hire:

Electronic punching (SI) chips are available to hire. SIAC (contactless): £2, non-SIAC (not contactless) £1

NB: Access for this event has been granted by kind permission of the Forestry Commission. Access is normally restricted to public rights of way. Please respect these restrictions at all other times.

Tilgate Final Details


From 9.30am - 11.30am.

Start Times

From 10.00am - 12noon. (Helpers only may start from 9.30am.)

Map Details

Survey and cartography by Neil Crickmore 2018. Drawn to ISOM 2017 using Lidar base map. A4, 1:10,000 with 5M contours.

Terrain Description

A mixture of fun, fast and technical areas within the park and forest.

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed under control, but must be on a lead around the lake. No dogs in the nature centre, walled garden or play area.


Nature centre with animals, children's adventure play area, cafe, pub, walled garden with maze, GoApe and GoApe Junior. Toilets. Trained first aiders on duty.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Paul Luttman

Organiser: Bridget and Les Hooper

Controller: Charlie Turner

Photo Gallery

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Event registration

Event registration

Start area

Start area

Start lanes

Start lanes

... and they're off!

... and they're off!

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