SOG A2Knowlands WoodSat 25 September, 2021

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



Thank you for coming along to a great event at Knowlands - a great opportunity to see everyone with all the zig-zagging backwards and forwards.

Planner’s Comments

Thank you all for coming out to Knowlands Wood this morning. I thoroughly enjoyed planning an event for the first time and I tried to incorporate as much route choice and variation in leg length as possible. The initial feedback I received seemed to be positive which was great to hear.

Thanks to Steve Blount for his all-round guidance, to Steve, Jill and Marion for organising the car park, to Jane Lambert for assisting newcomers and to Dave Cummings for help with control collection. As always, thanks to the SI team without whom the event could not run smoothly.


Is a web app for sharing and comparing orienteering routes. You can draw your own route or upload a GPS track from your watch. It also allows you to watch an animated replay with a simulated mass start.

Pre event info

Before attending any 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 any sporting activity, even if your symptoms are mild.

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.

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 8 events each. Electronic timing (SI) is used.

Help on the day always appreciated.

Volunteer here

Enquiries here

Location Info

Nearest town: Barcombe

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

Directions / Parking

Postcode: BN8 5EF What3Words: (entrance) Grid Reference: TQ420168 From the centre of Barcombe Cross take the north road. The entrance to the farm is about 1km along here on the left-hand side (west side). Take the drive down to the parking area and park as directed by marshals.

Public Transport

Bus 121 or 122 to Barcombe Cross

Course Information

Yellow 1.5km

Orange 2.4km

Green 4.4km

Blue 5.5km

No loose control descriptions will be provided at the event. Control descriptions will be on the map and can be downloaded HERE:


Entry Details

SO/BOF members: Seniors £5.00, Juniors £2.50, SO Juniors free (use discount code SOjuniors).

Non members: Seniors £7.00, Juniors £2.50

'Dibber' hire:
Electronic punching (SI) chips are available to hire. SIAC (contactless): £2 (£1 Juniors), non-SIAC (not contactless) £1 (50p juniors)

Online entry only via Racesignup - entries close 8pm Friday 24th September

Registration open

9:45 to 10:45

Start Times

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

Map Details

Surveyed and drawn by Les Hooper in February 2019. Updates September 2021.
Scale 1:5000
Contours 5m

Terrain Description

Small woodland with a well-defined path network.

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed on leads and under control


No key drop.

Please bring your own water to ensure adequate hydration.


Safety bearing: South to edge of woods then east to download/car park.

Do not climb or touch log piles.

The area is used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders please give them space to pass safely.


  • Allow others to social distance if they wish to do so.
  • Avoid touching the start, finish and control units.
  • Move away briskly from the start and all controls.
  • Take time to recover before making your way to download.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Southall Family