Highfield Park

Terrain Parkland. Note: because of the presence of brambles and nettles, long trousers should be worn, definitely no shorts. Metal-studded shoes not recommended.
Longer courses visit the surrounding streets.
Parking Highfield Park Centre Car Park, off Russet Drive (AL4 0DB)
Public Transport 2.2km from St Albans City Station (SAC).
15 minutes from station on bus S1 to 200m away.
Courses Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers.

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

You may enter any course and will automatically be entered in the club’s Saturday League unless you ask not to. Please note that you will run significantly farther than the straight-line distances quoted above.

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  1:5,000 pre-marked maps for all courses.  Note that the map is not oriented exactly NS and the north lines are not parallel with the sides of the map. For map of a previous event see Routegadget.
Facilities Toilets will be available.
Dogs Please keep dogs on leads and clear up behind you.
Safety Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety.

Longer courses cross roads.

Planner Mike Bennett
Organiser Tim Gage & Mike Bennett
Controlling Mark Adams