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Chiltern Challenge 2019

National and Ranking Event

Sunday 17 February 2019
Penn and Common Woods, High Wycombe

Thames Valley Orienteering Club (TVOC) look forward to welcoming competitors to this cross country orienteering national event next month.

What can competitors expect?

The areas are ancient woodlands. Penn Wood and Penn Estate are generally flat, as is Common Wood but it has a steep north-facing slope. The woods are very varied with a mixture of conifer, beech and oak, and some open areas. There are also many pits/depressions as a result of ancient clay and flint workings. 

Penn Wood

Event Organiser Mark Thompson (TVOC), says:  "We have a very experienced planner in Nev Baker and an excellent recently updated map by Bob and Pattie Beresford. The woods are challenging for navigation requiring different techniques through a woodland of varying runnability. I am sure there will be lots of route choice on offer; the much longer path run versus tricky navigation on the straighter line route. The longer courses will visit Common Wood which is very technical." 

Online entries are now open via Fabian4 here.

Please note: Pre-entry closing date is midnight on Sunday 10 February 2019. There will be limited entries on the day subject to map availability.

EMITag touch-free punching will be used – this is great practice for JK 2019.


Organiser: Mark Thompson (Thames Valley Orienteering Club)

Planner: Neville Baker (Thames Valley Orienteering Club)

Controller: Keith Downing (South Midlands Orienteering Club)


More information about this event is available here.