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Staple Hill


Sun 14 April, 2019

Near: Staple Fitzpaine
Level of event: Local

Type of event: Race

The area looks at it's best in spring time, with the wild flowers putting on a great show.

Near summit, Staple Hill

Near summit, Staple Hill
Credit: Richard Webb

Forest League Series Info

A local event open to all, beginner or experienced orienteer, young or old and there are colour-coded courses suitable for all.

We organise six of these events a year and together they form the Forest League (QOFL). The series starts in the Autumn and continues at approximately one event per month until the spring.

Link to 2018-19 QOFL team lists - for members to check which QOFLs they will be helping at

Directions / Parking

Alongside forest road. Please follow the signs and the instructions of the parking marshals. Please do not use the Forestry Commission car park (which you pass on the way in).

If you are part of a large group (e.g. scouts) or intend to bring a minibus, please inform the organiser in advance of the event, preferably a week ahead so sufficient maps and suitable parking can be arranged.

Course Information

Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Course lengths and climbs TBA.

Short Green
Light Green

Colour coded courses explained (with thanks to Berkshire OC)

Entry Details

You need to join a recognised orienteering club once you have participated at three or more events. Participation as a non-member after three events invalidates that event's liability insurance. Read about joining QO here.

2018/19 event charges

Category of entryMembers


Non members


Family*- separate runs1420
Family*- group (up to 3 maps)88
Shadowed junior (2 maps)

*The family rates are concessionary rates. Maximum two adults per family.

Dibber Hire (SI) - £1

Additional runs for juniors - £1

Charge for lost dibber - £40

Filling out a Registration form (link) in advance will quicken up the entry process on the day.

Electronic timing

The SportsIdent (SI) timing system will be used but contactless punching (SIAC) will not be enabled.

Those of you who have your own SI dibber please bring it to Registration to speed up the registration process.

Registration & Start Times

Registration from: 10:30 (helpers from 10.00)

Start times from: 11.00 to 13.00 (helpers can start from 10.30)

Courses close: 14:30

Terrain Description

Mixed wood, steep scarp in places with areas of semi-open

Previous events at Staple Hill

Routegadget (2017 event)


Team 2 will be in running this event. Please let the organiser know as soon as your availability to help becomes clear.

Contacts / Officials

Organiser: Angela Modica 01823 451647 buddyinfo@

Planner: Tony Hext

Controller: Pete Akers

Photo Gallery


Credit: Jim P

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

Insurance: Please note that if you have participated in three orienteering events/activities you need to join British Orienteering (BOF). After this point, you not covered by BOF's public liability insurance and risk invalidating the insurance cover for the entire event. Read more about joining BOF and QO here.

Privacy: when participating in our events/activities your name may appear in the results section of this website or in newspaper reports. Read our data protection page to see how we look after your personal data.

Photography: QO has an agreed policy on the taking of photographs at events, based on national guidance. This provides a sensible balance between the benefits and risks associated with the taking and use of images. If you are unsure about acceptable practice, please speak to the event organiser.

Safeguarding: QO is aware of it's responsibilities in safeguarding and child protection. To comply with The Child Safeguarding Practice Review and Relevant Agency (England) Regulations 2018, we now provide an email address for individuals to report concerns to the Lead Safeguarding Officer. This address is