Frithsden East

A return to an area we haven’t used for a few years, mostly due to logistics of parking – it’s an interesting little area, worth returning to.

Terrain Rolling woodland, mostly runnable. Some paths can be very muddy.

Note: there will be a running event taking place in the area on the same day and runners will be coming down the path past the Start / Finish and up to the Registration area.  Please give them plenty of room!

Parking OS grid reference: TL 017 101.  Nearest postcode: HP1 3DD
Along the farm track which runs to the west from an un-named gravel road between Frithsden and Nettleden, up the hill by the Alford Arms PH.  Please do not approach from the north (Nettleden) end.
This is a narrow track so traffic flow management will be in force. To assist this please try to arrive before 11:00 and not to leave before 11:00.
Public Transport  Nearest train station is Berkhamsted, 2 miles to the SW.
Courses As Frithsden is a real wood, the longer courses are a bit harder than they would be than say, in an open park. The easier courses are still designed to test the same skills as in any other area, so Youth League competitors should enter the course they are used to.

Yellow ~ 2.3 km (Junior Beginners)
Orange ~ 2.9 km (Junior Intermediates & Adult Beginners)
Light Green ~ 3.7 km (Adult Intermediates & above)
Blue ~ 5.7 km (Experienced Orienteers)
All course lengths provisional.

Starts Register from 09:45 to 11:30 or visit to reserve map / dibber.

The Start and Finish are close together, 400m from parking/assembly area.  There is a manned crossing of a minor road on the way.

Starts from 10:00 – 11:35. Courses close at 12:30

Fees Non-HH members: Adults £5, Juniors £2
HH members: Adults £3,  Juniors £FREE.
Adults accompanying juniors are free.
Punching Sportident punching will be used.
Dibber hire £1.00. Charge for lost dibbers £30
Map 1:7500, updated March 2015. Pre-marked, and waterproof. Light Green and Blue courses are in two parts, using both sides of the paper.
Facilities  Squash and first aid at finish. Sorry, no toilets.

The Vineyard has a small café that will be open for drinks and snacks. There is a toilet available there but this is strictly for customers use only.

Dogs  To be kept on a lead in the parking area and path to the Start / Finish
Safety Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety.
Officials Planner      Mark Adams
Organiser  Stu Levene (07920-510511)
Controller Susan Marsden