Local event - Buckingham

Sunday 22nd May 2022

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Local event - Buckingham

Sunday 22nd May 2022

Our next event will be the Local Event in Buckingham on Sunday 22 May 2022. This will take place in Bourton Park, Buckingham, and surrounding areas. Start times from 10:00-12:00. Entry will be on the day, so come along and have a great time in this lovely setting.

Please do not attend this event if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms.


This will be an entry-on-the-day only event. Entry fees are £5 per entry, either individual or group. There will be a £2 discount for members of orienteering clubs. Extra maps will be £2 each.

We will accept card payment or cash.

Location and Parking

Parking will be at the Cornwalls Meadow car park (MK18 1RP) which is free on Sundays.

Once parked, cross the bridge at the north east corner of the carpark to find Assembly/Start.


Start times will be between 10.00am and 12.00am, apart from the Run course - please start before 11:30.

Courses close at 13:30. As always, report to the finish even if you retire.


Amble About 2.7km. Not very difficult. No road crossings, suitable for orienteers of all ages.
Trot About 3.2km. Moderately difficult. Minor road crossings, not suitable for unaccompanied under 16s
Run About 5.3km. Moderately difficult. Minor road crossings, not suitable for unaccompanied under 16s

The Amble is virtually all in the park itself, with no need to cross any roads. Trot and Run courses are a mix of park and town running and are thus not suitable for unaccompanied under 16s.

Lengths are straight line distance; expect to cover 20-30% extra.


Map is 1:5000, contour interval 2.5m with areas added since last urban.


Event is SI (also SIAC enabled) but no SIACs to hire only standard SI dibbers/p-cards.

Other Information

Public toilets at Cornwalls Meadow Car Park.

Dog rules: well-behaved dogs are welcome. Please keep them on leads at all times.


These will be available on the SMOC website soon after the event.


Organisers: Sue Rae and Todd Rae
Planners: Rob and Milly Askham.

Future Events

Our next local event will be on 26 June in Milton Keynes.

Our next urban event will be on 25 September at Downs Barn, Milton Keynes.


Please take extra care to be courteous to members of the public at all times.

Extreme weather

In case of extreme weather on the day of the event please check the event is still on at www.smoc.info

Joining SMOC

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