|Location||Cassiobury Park lies to the east of the Grand Union Canal and immediately west of Watford town centre.|
|Terrain||Open parkland with some runnable woodland.|
|Parking|| Parking in West Herts College, Hempstead Road, WD17 3EZ. Follow red and white tapes ~400m to the event centre just inside the park at the end of Stratford Way.
We are grateful to the College for allowing use of their car park.
There is very limited on-street parking available nearby. If you are lucky enough to find a space, please enter the park by the Stratford Way entrance. See map below – click on icons for more information.
Regulars please note that this is not the usual Rugby Club parking. There was a clash of dates.
|Courses||For the Youth League, boys and girls compete in separate, age-dependant classes:
In addition to the White, Yellow, Orange and Light Green courses above, there will be a Blue course of distance 7.1 km and climb 85m. Adults and other runners who are not participating in the Youth League may enter any course.
|Starts||Register from 10:00 to 11:15 or visit http://sat.maptypes.org to reserve map/dibber but check website as normally only available a week in advance.
Last start 11:30. Courses close at 12:30 prompt. Please go to download by then even if you do not complete your course.Start ~100m, finish ~50m from event centre.
|Fees||Non-HH members: Adults £5, Juniors £2
HH members: Adults £3, Individual Juniors £FREE.
Adults accompanying juniors are free.
Extra maps £1.
|Punching||Sportident punching will be used.
Dibber hire £1.00. Charge for lost dibbers £30.
|Map||1:7,500 pre-marked waterproof maps for all courses.
For map of a previous event see Routegadget.
|Facilities||Cafe and public toilets in park.|
|Safety||Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety.
There are building works in the central area of the park. The main areas are surrounded by high fences and are marked as ‘out of bounds’ on the map. Do not cross any of those fences except at marked crossing points. Small fenced areas (< 10mx10m) appear irregularly all over the park. They should not affect courses significantly.
Orange and above pass a small car park. You may run along the edge of it but be aware of vehicles.
Longer courses cross the River Gade and the Grand Union Canal. Cross only by mapped bridges and not by lock gates, the water is deep.
The golf course to the west of the map is out of bounds.
Please be considerate of other park users: walkers with and without dogs, cyclists etc.
|Dogs||Dogs allowed on a lead. Please clear up behind your dog.|
|Officials||Planner Dawn Figg
Organiser Mike Bennett
Control Checking Mark Adams