Event Areas

Area Notes
Eye , ,

This is an urban map of a small market town, but also includes a couple of patches of well-featured woodland and a steep climb up the old castle motte.

 

Suitable for smaller events.

 

Further information about the town itself can be found here.


Map information: Scale 1:4,000; Winter 2010
Location: TM 145739
Recent Event Maps: Routegadget
Finborough

This map is in two sections, the private grounds of a school and a small patch of very "runnable" woodland, connected via paths across a golf course.

 

Suitable for smaller events.


Map information: Scale 1:4,000; Winter 2010
Location: TM 015581
Recent Event Maps: Routegadget
Foxhall Woods and Rushmere Heath

These are private birch and holly woodlands at the head of the Mill river, and surrounding the speedway stadium, to the east of Ipswich. There is a very intricate path network and plenty of point features. The map has been extended through part of the Bixley Farm housing estate to take in the eastern fringes of Rushmere Heath. This area mixes oak woodland with gorse/grass heathland and also includes a couple of golf fairways.

 

Suitable for smaller events.


Map information: Scale 1:7,500; Summer 2012
Location: TM 218446
Recent Event Maps: Routegadget
Gunton Denes & Dip Farm , , , ,

The area is a stretch of beach, cliff and warren off Corton Road on the northern outskirts of Lowestoft.  There are low sand dunes and cliff faces covered with scrub, bracken and gorse, together with a multitude of small paths on the clifftop, and more open areas beyond.  The presence of contours plus several interesting features provides good exercise for a small event.


Map information: Scale 1:5000; Spring 2015, updated 2017
Location: TM 547957
Hardwick

This is a modest-sized park and attached Scout campground SE of Bury St Edmunds and comprises of deciduous woodlands and areas of grassland. It is dotted with several ponds and other point features. The map has now been extended to include the complex urban geography of the Nowton estate.

 

Suitable for smaller events.


Map information: Scale 1:5,000; Spring 2012
Location: TL 855628
Recent Event Maps: Routegadget
Haughley Park , ,

An area of mixed woodland and open parkland on a private estate between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket. It has a wealth of detail (including water features) and an excellent path network.

 

Suitable for smaller events.

 


Map information: Scale 1:6,000; Autumn 2013, updated 2015/17
Location: TM 004624
Recent Event Maps: Routegadget
Holywells & Landseer Parks

This consists of a municipal park and a public open space in the centre of Ipswich. There is a mixture of parkland with mature trees, a wooded scarp slope, and large, undulating grassy areas, together with a good path network and numerous point features.

 

Suitable for smaller events.


Map information: Scale 1:5,000; Spring 2013
Location: TM 177443
Recent Event Maps: Routegadget
Ickworth Park , , ,

Once the estate of the Marquis of Bristol, this large National Trust property to the SW of Bury St Edmunds combines open parkland (which has recently become more accessible) with several sizeable blocks of "runnable" mixed woodland. Unusually for Suffolk maps it also has some water features. An enlarged map of Albana Woods has also been produced, though this is now somewhat dated and in need of revision.

 

The area is large enough to support the full range of colour-coded courses.

 

Details of the visitor facilities at Ickworth Park can be found here.


Map information: Scale 1:10,000; Autumn 2014
Location: TL 816614
Recent Event Maps: Southern Area
Northern Area
Ipswich High School, Woolverstone Park , ,

The private grounds of Ipswich High School at Woolverstone have been mapped by the club in 2015. Use for orienteering is strictly by permission of the school.

 

The grounds comprise extensive parkland and formal gardens with fine views across the River Orwell, together with a valley of mixed woodland and some complex areas of school buildings.

 

The map offers good opportunities for sprint style courses and training events.


Map information: Scale 1:4000; Spring 2015
Location: TM 195386
Kenton & Goose Hills

A long, low, scarp covered with coniferous woodlands of various ages lying behind (and owned by) Sizewell Power Station. The area is just large enough, and with sufficient detail, to support a modest colour-coded event.

 

A permanent orienteering course (POC) created by the county council 20 years ago is still mainly intact and usable.


Map information: Scale 1:7,500; Spring 2009
Location: TM 454637

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