Chipperfield

Terrain  Dense deciduous woodland crossed by footpaths and rides.
Parking Adjacent to the cricket field at Chipperfield TL045 015. There are a number of small car parks around Chipperfield Common. Marshals will direct you to an appropriate one or to on-street parking. Please share transport if possible.

Event centre at Blackwells Café, The Common, Chipperfield, WD4 9BS. No spiked or muddy shoes in the café.

Public Transport 4km from Kings Langley Station.

Infrequent bus 352 from Hemel Hempstead or Watford.

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 09:30 to 11:15
Regulars can save time by reserving a map/dibber at http://sat.maptypes.org
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 1:7500 pre-marked maps for all courses. For map of a previous event see here.
Facilities Café  and toilets near start and finish.
Dogs Dogs allowed on a lead, but not in café. Please clear up after your dog.
Safety Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety.

Please be considerate of other users of the Common, including horse riders and dog walkers.

Take care crossing the road to start and back from finish. The crossing will be marshalled. All roads are out of bounds when you are running your course.

Officials
Planner Kevin Parkes
Organiser Maggie Jones
Controlling David Frampton