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Loughton Valley Local Event

Sunday 14 July 2024

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Loughton Valley Local Event

Sunday 14 July 2024

Location and Parking

Parking will be at the Milton Keynes Discovery Centre accessed and signed from H3 Monks Way via Alston Drive. Postcode: MK13 9AP. What3Words: scrubbing.lads.stick

There is car parking in the Discovery Centre but once full please park responsibly on Alston Drive.


Registration opens at 10:00. You can start any time up to 12:00, although please try to start before 11:30 unless you know you'll be fast. A 5km orienteering course takes a lot longer than a 5km parkrun! Courses close at 13:00.

As always, don't forget to download, even if you retire.


This event is entry on the day only. We expect to be able to take card payments and to offer entry by dibber for those who have their own.


Amble 3.1 km. Uses paths and fields within the Ouzel Valley parkland. Not very difficult. Suitable for orienteers of all ages.

Trot 4.8 km. Moderately difficult with some urban orienteering. Not suitable for unaccompanied under 16s.

Run 6.8 km. Longer and with more navigational challenges, including several urban sections. Not suitable for unaccompanied under 16s.

Electronic (SI) controls will be used, with mini kites. Contactless punching enabled. Punching start. pCards and SI cards will be available to hire for those who don't have their own dibbers.

Map and Terrain

Maps: 1:7,500, A4.

Control descriptions will be printed on the map. Loose control descriptions will not be provided.

Other Information

There are no toilets at this event.

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


Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety.

The Trot and Run courses cross numerous roads and competitors should be alert to traffic at all crossings.


Results will be on this website as soon as possible after the event.

Future Events

Our next event will be at Howe Park Wood on Sunday 18 August.


Organiser: Ros James

Planner: Siobhan Patrick


Helpers at this event will get a free run. If you can spare some time to help us on the day please let Ros know.

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.

Important event information

Safeguarding and welfare

We want everyone to feel safe and welcome at our events. As a club, we support and follow British Orienteering's safeguarding policies, which can be found via the links below:

Child Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Adults at Risk Policy

Find out more on our Safeguarding and welfare page.

Safety and risk

A risk assessment is carried out by the organiser in advance of each event, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.


If you have participated in three orienteering events/activities and not joined an orienteering club that is affliated to British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

Taking photographs

In line with the policies of British Orienteering, the organisers of this event request that any person wishing to take photos or videos showing children other than members of their family should register their details with event volunteers before taking any such photos or videos. The event organisers reserve the right to ask people to refrain from taking photos or videos and may, if such warnings are ignored, refer the matter to the police.