Newcomers welcome! Look out for our greeters who will be wearing high-viz jackets and they will give you all the help you need to get going…
|TERRAIN||Deciduous managed woodland with intricate path network and some interesting ground features with steeper slopes to north.
Please note that many of the paths will be very muddy, especially on Junior courses, so come with suitable footwear and clothing.
|PARKING||Templewood School, AL8 7SD, Welwyn Garden City, O signs off Digswell Road.
We should be able to accommodate all competitors in the school car parks. If we fill up, the parking will be on street. At 11am, parking restrictions on Woodland Rise are lifted and parking close to the event centre will be possible. Before 11am, there are no restrictions north of the school on Pentley Park and Coneydale, within 300m of the event centre.
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT||Welwyn Garden City station 1.3km. Many bus services.|
|STARTS||Register from 10:00 to 11:30 or visit http://sat.maptypes.org to reserve map/dibber and skip the form-filling queue.
Starts from 10:15 – 11:45. Courses close at 12:45.
|FEES||Non-members: Adults £6, Juniors £3
BOF members: Adults £4, Juniors £2
HH juniors free; adults accompanying juniors are also free but will need to pay £1 if they need an extra map.
Card payment is available, subject to mobile phone signal.
|PUNCHING||Sportident punching will be used.
Dibber hire £1.00. Charge for lost dibbers £30
|MAP||1:7500 pre-marked maps for all courses on waterproof paper. For a previous event on the area see RouteGadget|
|Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers.
*These are the recommended courses for people in these school years who enter the Youth League, however some will be invited to ‘run up’.
You may enter any course and will automatically be entered in the club’s Saturday League unless you ask not to.
|FACILITIES||Toilets at Templewood School.|
|DOGS||In the wood but not at event centre because it’s on school premises. Suggest that you arrive after 11am, park on road and enter event and download without dog. Don’t forget to Download!|
|SAFETY||Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety. A full risk assessment will have been carried out.|
|RESULTS||There will be a local WiFi network near download accessible from any smart-phone or tablet providing the following:
Go to network hhresults. There is no password.
The small print
Event registered with British Orienteering, no 76853.
If you are a member of an orienteering club or it’s one of your first 3 events, you are covered by British Orienteering’s public liability insurance. But there are plenty of better reasons for joining.