Tilgate + YBT SE HeatSun 03 March, 2019

Near: Crawley
Level of event: Regional
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

Another opportunity to run around this lovely park and wood. Entries are now open on Fabian4.

This event also incorporates the qualifying heat for the Yvette Baker Trophy, a national junior orienteering competition, named after Britain's first World Orienteering Champion. Juniors of every ability can run on courses from Yellow to Green, with less confident juniors able to run in a pair with another junior. Every run counts, so this is a great time to get involved and compete for your club. Entries for the junior competition are via your club captain.

Regional Series Info

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. 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. For cheaper prices and to ensure a map, pre-entry is recommended via Fabian 4.

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Enquiries here

Directions / Parking

Easily accessible from the M23/A23 by taking the Pease Pottage exit and following the brown tourist signs to Tilgate Park. Parking: TQ276345, Postcode: RH10 5PQ

Pay and display parking.

Public Transport

Nearest trains at Three Bridges or Crawley. Buses to Tilgate.

Course Information

Brown 9.5km 195m climb

Blue 6.6km 140m climb

Green 4.4km 90m climb

Short Green 3.6km 75m climb

Light Green (YBT Light Green) 3.4km 60m climb

YBT Green 4.4km 90m climb

Orange (YBT Orange) 2.9km 35m climb

Yellow (YBT Yellow) 2.4km 30m climb

Note that Green and YBT Green are separate courses.

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Entry Details

Pre-entry for main event at fabian4.co.uk

Details in flyer https://www.southdowns-oriente...

Yvette Baker Trophy Qualifying Heat for juniors - entry via your club captain

This year the competition divides into two separate categories for larger and smaller clubs. The Yvette Baker Trophy is for larger clubs and requires 9 juniors to make a team. The Yvette Baker Shield, held at the same event, is for smaller clubs and requires only 5 juniors to make a team.

In the South-East, clubs divide as follows:

YB Trophy: GO, HH, SLOW, SAX, SN, SO


It would be great to get as many teams as possible participating this year and celebrate junior orienteering in the South East.

Our South East Junior Squad is performing very strongly these days, so we all need to match this and do our best to develop junior orienteering in our clubs as well. The Yvette Baker event gives a good opportunity to rally the troops and offers an excellent team experience to juniors and families at all levels of experience. We would like to challenge every SE club to try and raise a team this year and come along to the event on 3rd March.


Registration 9.30 – 11.30.

Start Times

Starts 10.00 – 12:00. Turn up and run if pre-registered. Courses close: 14.00.

Map Details

We have a new map with survey and cartography by Neil Crickmore 2018. Drawn to ISOM 2017 using a LIDAR base.

Terrain Description

Fast runnable forest with areas of technical detail.

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed


Lots to do in the Park including Nature Centre (small entry charges), children’s play area, Café, Pub, Walled Garden with maze, GoApe, GoApe Junior. See Tilgate Park website for further info.


This event takes place on both Forestry Commission land and Crawley Borough Council land.

Access to the CBC part has been granted by kind permission of Crawley Borough Council.

Access to the Forestry Commission part 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.

Contacts / Officials

Planner: Alan Williamson

Organiser: Nick Care

Controller: Gordon Parker

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. Information about how to keep yourself and your children safe at an event can be found here.

Insurance: Please note that if you have participated in three orienteering events/activities and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

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Photo Gallery

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Go Ape Junior

Go Ape Junior

Crawley's Millennium Beacon

Crawley's Millennium Beacon

Land forms near the old Canadian Army Camp

Land forms near the old Canadian Army Camp

Tilgate Lake "Campbell's Lake"

Tilgate Lake "Campbell's Lake"

Tilgate Woods

Tilgate Woods

Titmus Lake

Titmus Lake