Cassiobury parkland

Runnable parkland with some wooded areas, some with significant undergrowth. Full leg and torso cover required.

Parking The event centre is at the Fullerians Rugby Club, Coningesby Drive, Watford, WD17 3PB.   OS grid ref: TQ 089 977
Approach via Langley Way.   See Google Maps
Parking charge £2 per vehicle.
Public Transport Watford Junction station 2.4km, Watford Metropolitan station 1.8km. From Watford Met please follow the path directly across the park in a NNE direction to Parkside Drive.
Courses Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers. For the Youth League, boys and girls compete in separate, school-year-dependent classes:

Course Distance Youth League classes Difficulty
White 1.0 – 1.5 km Boys year 3/4
Girls year 3/4
Boys year 5
Girls year 5
Easy – all along paths, control flags whenever you need to decide to turn.
Yellow 1.5 – 2.5 km Boys year 6
Girls year 6
Fairly easy – navigate along line features such as paths, walls, streams. Some turns with no control flags.
Orange 3.0 – 3.6 km Boys year 7/8
Girls year 7/8
Boys year 9/10
Girls year 9/10
Moderate – start cutting across country, some controls a bit away from line features.
Light Green 3.2 – 4.0 km Boys year 11/12/13
Girls year 11/12/13
Harder – a range of navigational skills needed to find controls on any mapped feature.
Blue ~6.0 km n/a As hard as we can make it on the area.

Adults and other runners who are not participating in the Youth League may enter any course and will automatically be entered in the club’s Saturday League unless they ask not to.

Starts Register from 09:45 to 11:30
Regulars can save time by reserving a map/dibber at
Starts from 10:00 – 11:30. Courses close at 12:30
Fees Non-BO members: Adults £6, Juniors £3
British orienteering members: Adults £4, Juniors £2, HH juniors £FREE.
Adults accompanying juniors are free. Extra maps, if available, £1.
Punching Sportident punching will be used.
Dibber hire £1.00. Charge for lost dibbers £30
Map 1:10000 with 5m contours, updated for this event. For map of a previous event see here. The golf course to the west of the map is out of bounds.
Facilities Toilets in event centre.
Dogs Dogs permitted, but must be kept under control at all times and dogs not allowed on the rugby pitches at the event centre.
Safety The river and canal are deep; the river can be very muddy and the canal carries barge traffic. Use bridges – marked as crossing points on the map – to cross all bodies of water shown with a black border.

Please show respect to other users of the park.

Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety.

Planner Kevin & Alex Fielding
Organiser Jacob Sharpe
Controlling Mike Bennett