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…
This event is part of the celebrations of Welwyn Garden City’s centenary.
|TERRAIN||Open parkland with small areas of woodland. Large uncrossable water features.|
|PARKING||Stanborough Park South Car Park, Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City. Nearest postcode AL6 8XF. OS Grid Ref. TL227110.
Vehicle access is only available travelling South West on Stanborough Road. From Hatfield and A1(M), continue 700m NE on A6129 to the Gosling Sports Centre roundabout and loop back to the car park entrance. Height Restriction 2.1m.
Car park charge £3.50 for 3 hours (£1.50 all day with a ResidentPass). The car park now operates with a new automatic number plate recognition system.
Registration is a short walk E across the river from the N end of the car park, past the cafe.
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT||Stanborough Park is 1.5 miles from the train station, following Parkway and Stanborough Road.|
|Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers.
You may enter any course and will automatically be entered in the club’s Saturday League unless you ask not to.
|STARTS||Register from 10:00 to 11:15 or visit http://sat.maptypes.org to reserve map/dibber and skip the form-filling queue.
Starts from 10:30 – 11:30. Courses close at 12:30.
|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|
|FACILITIES||Toilets and a cafe are located near Registration.|
|DOGS||Keep on lead and clear up behind you.|
|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.
Only cross Stanborough Road at the underpass marked on the map. Take care as the path is not very wide and headroom is under 6′ at one end.
Take care near lakes, the water is deep.
|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 76856.
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.