SOG 3Chailey Common South + CoachingSat 24 February, 2018

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

Location Info

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

Pre event info

This event will use a new map of an area that has not been used for orienteering 20 years.

Coaching at 9.15 for newcomers, juniors and those wanting to brush up on their skills. Read more....

SOG Series Info

SOGs are friendly club events where children and newcomers are very welcome. Yellow and Orange courses are suitable for children to run on their own with a bit of practice. Adults are welcome to shadow children until they are confident to go on their own. Green and Blue courses are run or walked by any age group - you can race competitively or just enjoy the woodland.

There are two series of events - autumn and spring, of approximately 10 events each. Electronic timing (SI) is used.

Help on the day always appreciated.

Volunteer here

Enquiries here

Directions / Parking

Parking at Chailey Heritage (post code BN8 4EF) using the entrance on the A272 to the west of the double roundabout in North Chailey village.

Public Transport

Nearest trains at Haywards Heath

Course Information

Blue 5.6km, Green 3.6km, Orange 2.5km, Yellow 1.5km

Yellow course competitors should note that line features other than paths will be used (i.e. a gully and a veg boundary) and that some controls will be just off the line feature (but visible).

The start is about 300m from the car park and involves a short walk alongside the A272 on a pavement. Parents are requested to accompany their children to and from the start and finish please.

Entry Details

SO members fees: SO Seniors £4.00, SO Juniors free.
Non member fees: Seniors £5.00, Juniors £2.00. Extra maps 50p.

Registration open

9:45 to 10:45

Start Times

10:00 to 11:00. Courses close at 12:30.

Map Details

1:7500 newly mapped by Chris Hooker in the summer and autumn of 2017 to ISOM 2017. Note that many small seasonal paths are not on the map and that some veg boundaries indicate areas of dead bracken.

Terrain Description

Mixture of open managed heathland and small pockets of woodland. There is an abundance of depressions and gullies as well as a good path network. This area was last used in 1997 and has changed considerably since then.

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed




If lost then head north. This will bring you close to the playing field which is near to the start. If you come to the northern boundary then follow it east to the crossing point and then head north.

This is an exposed site so warm clothing and appropriate footware are recommended as is the carrying of a whistle. In very poor weather the wearing of cagoules may be compulsory.
The area is popular with the public (including dog walkers and horse riders), please be courteous to them.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Chris Hooker

Organiser: Steve Blount


Important Event Information

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