|Location||Heartwood Forest Car Park. The entrance to the car park is a short distance north of Sandridge on the B651 towards Wheathampstead. Entrance at OS Grid Ref. TL172110, nearest postcode AL4 9DQ.
Many thanks to the Woodland Trust for allowing us to use the forest.
|Terrain||Mainly rough open land, with substantial areas planted with small trees. Isolated areas of ancient woodland.|
|Parking||In grassy field adjacent to the visitor car park.
Free parking. No height restriction.
Although this is not a Youth League event – it’s before the start of term at some schools – young people are welcome. It’s a good chance to practise without the pressure of inter-team competition.
|Starts||Register from 09:45 to 11:15.
Regulars can save time by reserving a map/dibber at http://sat.maptypes.org
Last start 11:30. Courses close at 12:30.
|Fees||Non-HH members: Adults £5, Juniors £2
HH members: Adults £3, Individual Juniors £FREE.
Adults accompanying juniors are free. Additional maps £1.
|Punching||Sportident punching will be used.
Dibber hire £1.00. Charge for lost dibbers £30
|Map||Scale 1:7,500, pre-marked for all courses on waterproof paper.
For map of a previous event see Routegadget.
|Facilities||Squash will be provided at the Finish.
There are no toilet facilities at the event centre. The nearest public toilets are adjacent to the public car park in Sandridge at TL168104, nearest postcode AL4 9DA.
Please note the provisional Training session that had been planned to take place before the event has been cancelled.
|Dogs||Dogs permitted under control throughout the area. Please clear up any mess and deposit in a poo bin.|
|Safety||Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety.
In Langley Wood, one of the areas of ancient woodland, you must keep to the paths to protect the local flora and fauna. The affected areas are marked on the map with the purple “out of bounds” lines and in some places they are roped off. Courses are planned so that following paths is the most sensible route.
Please be courteous to other users of the forest.
|Officials||Planner Dave Tookey
Organiser Jacob Sharpe
Controller Mike Bennett