Keyne-O 5 - Willen Lake

Sunday 21 July 2019

Willen Lake

Keyne-O 5 - Willen Lake

Sunday 21 July 2019

The fifth in a series of informal orienteering events suitable for beginners, more experienced orienteers and runners. The courses cover the area around the Willen lakes including the peace pagoda and tree cathedral.

If you haven't tried orienteering before, someone will be available to explain the basics and point you in the right direction. Entry is on the day so no need to pre-enter. No special equipment is needed - just wear whatever you would for a walk or run in the park.




Very straightforward. Suitable for complete novices, whatever their level of fitness. Does not cross any roads.



Suitable for confident navigators of all ages. Does not cross any roads.

Short Run


Similar to Trot but with a small number of road crossings and is not suitable for unaccompanied juniors under 16.



A longer course that is an extensive tour of the area, only suitable for fit and reasonably experienced orienteers. Crosses a few roads and is not suitable for unaccompanied juniors under 16.

Controls and Map

Electronic (SI) timing will be used for start and finish, with mini-kites and traditional pin punches out on course. Please bring your SI card if you have one.

Maps: A4 waterproof maps with overprint. Map scale for all courses is 1:10,000.


Starts from 10.00 to 12.00 for Amble, Trot and Short Run, 10:00 to 11:30 for Run. Courses close 13:00.

Entry Fees

  • Members of orienteering clubs £3
  • Other individuals, couples and families £5
  • Groups with more than two adults £10
  • Extra maps £2

Location and Parking

Parking is at Peace Pagoda Car Park, Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes. Postcode MK15 0BG. Normal car parking charges apply.

Registration Form

If you want to fill in your registration form before the event, then download and print out a team form or individual form.

Other Information

There are no toilets at this event.

Well-behaved dogs are permitted. Please keep them on a lead.

Extreme weather

In case of extreme weather on the day of the event please check the event is still on at

Future Events

Our next event is the Buckingham Urban race on Sunday 11 August. A range of courses will be available, including child-friendly courses similar to those available at Keyne-O.

Keyne-O Collector Cards

The popular Keyne-O Collector Cards will again be available this year. Each Keyne-O run earns you a sticker. Collect stickers to earn medals and prizes.


As always our events can't take place with our volunteers. The first 6 signed up SMOC helpers will get free entry so email the organiser now to secure your free run.


Organiser:  Ros James

Planner: Martin Cook

Joining SMOC

If you are new to orienteering and wish to join SMOC you can join online via the BOF website here.