Jersey Farm

Welcome! This is our first event in 18 months we can genuinely welcome newcomers of all ages to. We will give help to get started and we’ve added a White course, which even under-10s should be able to manage with minimal assistance.

We are still being cautious about infection, in line with British Orienteering’s guidance on Covid:

  • You must pre-enter and pay in advance through SIEntriesclick here to enter…
    This isn’t strictly in the BOF guidance, but we think it’s easier for both you and us. 

  • You should not come if you have symptoms of COVID-19, are living in a household with someone who has a possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection, have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace, or are serving a quarantine period after travel. You’ll get a full refund.
  • Please maintain appropriate distance from others.
TERRAIN Rough open grassland with scattered blocks of woodland and an extensive path network.

Registration, start and finish are located on the edge of the woods just north of the junction of Sandringham Crescent and Chiltern Road.

PARKING There is no dedicated car park. Please park considerately on local streets. There should be plenty of space available within a five minute walk off Chiltern Road or The Ridgeway. Please do NOT try to park on Sandringham Crescent.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Route 653 from St Albans station or Hatfield station to Quantock Close, Chiltern Road.
COURSES Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers.

Course Straight line Distance Difficulty
White 1.5 – 2.5 km Easy – all along paths. Control flags when you need to decide whether to turn.
Yellow 2 – 3 km Fairly easy – navigate along line features such as paths, walls, streams. Some turns with no control flags.
Orange 2.5 – 3.5 km Moderate – start cutting across country, some controls a bit away from line features.
Light Green 3 – 4.5 km Harder – a range of navigational skills needed to find controls on any mapped feature.
Short Blue 4.5 – 6 km As hard as we can make it on the area.
BEGINNERS First timers are very welcome. Look for our greeters in hi-vis jackets who will give you socially-distanced help.
STARTS You can choose a 15 minute start block between 10:15 – 11:30. Courses close 12:45

Start, finish and download are less than 1 minute apart.

FEES Entry only online via SI entries. If you have a voucher from a previous HH event, don’t forget to claim it.

Non members BOF members HH members
Seniors (born 2000-) £6 £4 £4
Juniors (born 2001+) & students £3 £2 Free (quote membership number)

Dibber hire £1. Charge for lost dibbers £30.

Entries are open at SI Entries. You may enter online even on the day if there is space available. If you wish to hire a dibber, please do so before Thursday 2nd Sept.

PUNCHING Sportident punching will be used. Contactless punching will be enabled but the Start and Finish controls will not be contactless and must be punched.
CONTROL DESCRIPTIONS Control descriptions will be on the map
MAP 1:5000 pre-marked maps for all courses on waterproof paper. For a previoud event on this area see Routegadget.
FACILITIES The nearest public toilets are on The Ridgeway next to Marshalswick Library or Sandridge High Street car park.
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.

British Orienteering Covid-19 guidance is that although most legal restrictions have been removed, orienteers should take precautions to avoid transmission. In particular:

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, are living in a household with someone who has a possible or confirmed COVID-19 infection, or have been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace, you should not come. You’ll get a full refund.
  • Before, during and after your run, maintain appropriate distance from other runners and other park users.
  • Do not share water bottles or food containers.
  • Hand sanitiser is available – please use it.
RESULTS Interim results will be published direct to the club website every few minutes during the event. There will be no printed results (apart from your own splits) or WiFi available.

Full results will be published to the same location and to Routegadget; we aim to do so on the day of the event.

Planner Stu Levene
Organiser Dave Tookey
Controlling Hedley Calderbank
The small print

This event is registered with British Orienteering, number 78682.

Orienteering is a great sport for youngsters. If you bring children, please help us to keep to our safeguarding policy and British Orienteering’s photography policy.

Your personal data is used for results and insurance, see our privacy policy.

If you have to cancel for a Covid-related reason, write to and we will give a full refund. If we have to cancel the event we will offer a choice of a full refund or a voucher for use at a future HH event. That choice will be sent to the email address used for the original entry. If you do not reply by the deadline, the default is a voucher.