Newlands CornerSat 18 Dec, 2021

Christmas Gopher

Christmas Gopher

Christmas Cracker

Local level event

Explanation of Event levels

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Training are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.


Last updated: Mon 20 December, 2021


A festive orienteering event for all the family

Newlands Corner Christmas Cracker 2021 Flyer

Final Details

Location Info

Near: Guildford
Lat,Lng: 51.23288,-0.50764
Postcode: GU4 8SE
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Directions / Parking

The event centre and parking is at Newlands Corner car park. Other modes of transport are possible- cycle, bus, train. Buses 25, 625 and PT1 stop at Newlands Corner. There are 2 railway stations in Guildford: from the mainline station it is a 3.7 mile walk; from the smaller London Road station only 3 miles. Bus 25 runs from the Friary bus station near the main Guildford Station, via the London Road station to Newlands Corner (and beyond).

Map / Terrain

Open south facing slopes. Woodlands to the north. Areas of pits, old bracken and some brambles. Every effort has been made to avoid extensive areas of brambles. The grassland either side of the main track west of the car park has been re-seeded. This is out of bounds and must not be crossed (but the east-west track is permissible).

Course Information

Yellow. 1.4km. Easy; controls on paths; aimed at beginners. Recommended if it's your first event as a family with children under 10.

Orange. 2.3km. A little more technical than Yellow; controls just off paths. Recommended if it's your first event as a family with children over 10.

Short Green. 3.5km. Technical, for experienced orienteers.

Short Blue. 5.1km. Technical, for experienced orienteers.

Entry Details

£6 adults, £3 juniors. Dibber hire £1

Entries open mid November until 11am on 18 December, limited course availability from 12 December (subject to map limits)

Registration and Start times

Entries through RaceSignup

Entry (online) is available up until 11am on the day of the event and is now subject to the availability of pre-printed maps for each course.
You can amend your entry online until Thursday 16th. After that please contact the Organiser for amendments.

Starts from 10:00 to 12:00


Public toilets near visitor centre

Dog restrictions

Dogs allowed on leads.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Marion Payne-Bird

Nearest A&E Hospital

Royal Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XX


Guildford Orienteers will be available to provide assistance, guidance and festive refreshments.

Please wear enough clothes to keep warm - the wind can add a real chill factor. Please also wear trainers or boots that won't slip in the mud.