The ChantriesSat 15 May, 2021

Bluebells at Chantry Wood

Bluebells at Chantry Wood
Photographer: Ross Maclagan

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 & Forest


Last updated: Mon 25 October, 2021


Final details now Available

Level D Event : Colour Coded to anticipate World Orienteering Day on the 19th. This event formerly know as the "Bluebell Bash" will be a good bash and we shall tiptoe round the bluebells.

Online Entry only via Race Signup

This event will take place with the kind permission of Guildford Borough Council


Every effort will be made to ensure the event is safe for competitors, volunteers and the public. We ask that at all times you adhere to the government's guidance on social distancing

You must not attend if you or a member of your household has COVID-19 symptoms, if you have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace, or if you are required to quarantine having been on holiday.

Please make yourself aware of and abide by the British Orienteering Participant Code of Conduct (revised February 2021).

Location Info

Near: Guildford
Lat,Lng: 51.22544,-0.56360
Postcode: GU1 3TN

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Directions / Parking

The car park field is near Shalford, a 15-minute walk from the Start/Finish. Those on foot or bicycle can make their way direct to the Start, see the location map. Guildford railway station is a 1.5 mile walk away. There are closer bus stops.

Course Information

Short Blue 5.7km 245m climb

Green 4.6km 220m climb

Orange 3.1km 100m climb

Yellow 2.2km 90m climb

Entry Details

Entries close Friday 14th May
Online entry only via Race Signup

Senior: £6.00
Senior Chip hire: £1.00
Junior: £3.00
Junior Chip hire: £1.00

Juniors are under 21 on 31st December.

Registration and Start times

Entrants select their own Start time within the 15-minute start blocks.

Please arrive at the event in your orienteering kit, and where possible travel home to change. If you arrive early at the start or are accompanying juniors to the start, please observe the rule of 6 and apply appropriate social distancing.

Start times 10:00 to 12:30

Courses close 14:30

Dog restrictions

Dogs are permitted but please not at the Start or on your course.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Marion Payne-Bird
Email: organiser at

Planner: Helen Rivers

Nearest A&E Hospital

Royal Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XX


During your run

At the start and during your run please remember to maintain 'social' distancing. Please move promptly away from the start and each control. At control sites try to avoid touching the control, move through quickly. Above all be extremely considerate to the non-orienteering public.

Event is SIAC enabled but no SIAC hire available.

After your run

Do not congregate at the Finish. Download promptly and leave as soon as you reasonably can. Move your car out of the event part of the car park if you are staying for other activities.


Results will not be on display at the event but will be published here after the event.

Refund Policy

This event is currently permitted under the BOF Covid-19 guidance. If for some reason this changes we will do our utmost to postpone to a date within the following weeks; if you inform us that you are unable to attend on that date you will get a credit for the full value you have paid against a future GO event, or you can request a refund. If we cannot hold the event on a postponed date and we have to cancel you will also get a credit for the full value you have paid against a future GO event, or you can request a refund.