Highfield Park

TERRAIN Parkland.  Longer courses visit the surrounding streets.
Note: singlet tops and/or shorts may be worn be worn, but metal-studded shoes are definitely not recommended.
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 Approx. Distance Difficulty
White 1 – 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 2.5 – 3.5 km Moderate – start cutting across country, some controls a bit away from line features.
Light Green 3 – 4 km Harder – a range of navigational skills needed to find controls on any mapped feature.
Light Green extn ~6 km The LG course with an extra section added.

Please note that U16s may enter the LG course but not the Extn, because of unsupervised road crossings.

You 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 £1
Adults accompanying juniors are free, but £1 for an extra map.
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.
FACILITIES Toilets will be available. Squash / water provided at finish.
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. A full risk assessment will have been carried out.
OFFICIALS
Planner John Duffield
Organiser Penny Parkes
Controlling Mike Bennett