St Martha's HillSat 18 May, 2024


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.

Terrain type: Woodland


Last updated: Mon 20 May, 2024


A local event to celebrate World Orienteering Week!

Full details and online entries via the Racesignup page at click here

Location Info

Lat,Lng: 51.22465,-0.52912
Postcode: GU4 8PY
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Directions / Parking

There is no managed parking. There are 2 free car parks within easy walking distance in Halfpenny Lane and Guildford Lane, and one small one slightly further away up Guildford Lane where it turns into White Lane. They are of limited capacity and to try to ensure they do not get overfull, we have limited and spread out the race start times.

The car park at Newlands Corner is rather further to walk (1.4 miles) but is unlikely to fill up - W3W ///swim.boxing.door

To Assembly area and the Start

The assembly, start, finish and download are near St Martha's church (W3W /// on top of the hill and will be signed 600m from the two nearest car parks (Halfpenny Lane and Guildford Lane). Please stay on the signed route to avoid finding any controls before you start. If you park at Newlands Corner, follow the North Downs Way (westward) for 1.4 miles to get to St Martha's church.

Course Information

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

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

Short Green : Technical, for experienced orienteers.

Short Blue : Technical, for experienced orienteers.

Courses have quite significant climb in them (this is St Martha's Hill after all)

Entry Details

Online via RaceSignup

Senior: £7, Junior: £4

Fees will increase by 50p for late entrants from 13 May.

Senior entrants who are not members of BOF pay a £2 premium.

SI dibber hire: £1

Additional map: 50p

Note that each entry includes one map and a single dibber download. You can buy an additional map when you enter before 13 May (eg for shadowing or if a pair are running the course together and would like a map each). You may also buy additional maps at the event on the day (cash please) if there are any spare ones available.


There are no toilets at the event (there are toilets at Newlands Corner if you choose that car park).


Well-behaved dogs are welcome
Please keep them on a lead in the assembly/start/finish areas.

Participant Code of Conduct
I'm sure you don't need to be reminded to be courteous to other users of the area while you are competing, but all the same here is a reminder! Please make yourself aware of and abide by the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct (revised September 2022).

Whilst restrictions have been lifted, Covid-19 is very much still in circulation and we encourage a continued responsible approach to orienteering events. People have different risk tolerances and we like to be mindful of, and to respect, others' personal choices as normality returns. Please do not attend if you or a member of your household has Covid-19 symptoms.

Medical conditions
If you have an existing Medical Condition of which the Organisers should be aware, please complete a Medical Form which can be downloaded from the British Orienteering website and hand in at Download/Enquiries in a sealed envelope marked with your name and "Confidential Medical Form for GO event 18/05/24 only". This will be opened only if you require medical treatment and are not conscious. It will be destroyed at the end of the event.

Ash Dieback precautions
In accordance with British Orienteering guidelines please make sure your kit has been cleaned following use at previous events.