Newcomers welcome! Look out for our greeters who will be wearing high-viz jackets and they will give you all the help you need to get going…
|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.
|Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers.
*These are the recommended courses for people in these school years who enter the Youth League, however some will be invited to ‘run up’.
You may enter any course and will automatically be entered in the club’s Saturday League unless you ask not to.
|STARTS||Register from 09:45 to 11:15 or visit http://sat.maptypes.org to reserve map/dibber.
Starts from 10:00 – 11:30. Courses close at 12:30.
|FEES||Non-members: Adults £6, Juniors £3
BOF members: Adults £4, Juniors £2
HH juniors free; adults accompanying juniors are also free but will need to pay £1 for an extra map.
|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.
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.
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.|
|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. A full risk assessment will have been carried out.|