This area contains a small country park centred on the River Gipping and adjacent water-filled gravel pits, together with nearby pastures and low chalk downland. There is a good network of paths and much vegetation detail. The map has been extended to include the streets of the town on both sides of the High Street. The country park has a permanent course planned for use by school children.
Suitable for smaller events.
Details of Needham Lake Country Park - including links to maps for the permanent orienteering course - can be found here.
Map information: Scale 1:6,000, Winter 2014/5
Location: TM 094546