Hockeridge is a new area for orienteering, mapped as a lockdown project by Alex Fielding, only used for a club training activity so far. It is an area of mixed woodland on the eastern slope of the Chilterns with contour features and a good path network.
|Beginners||First timers are very welcome. Look for our greeters in hi-vis jackets who will give you socially-distanced help.
If you’ve not orienteered before, we suggest most people start with the yellow course. Young juniors, say primary school age, and family groups are better on white. People confident with a map and compass may start on orange.
If you find your course too easy, club policy is to offer you a run on the next course up at no cost, provided there’s enough time and there are maps available.
|Location||Hockeridge near Berkhamsted|
|Parking||Berkhamsted Pre-Prep School, Chesham Rd, Berkhamsted HP4 2SZ|
|Map||New map by Alex Fielding.
TBA pre-marked maps for all courses on waterproof paper. As this is the first event on the map, there are no previous events on Routegadget.
|Courses||Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers.
|Entry & Fees||Entry only via SI Entries. You must enter on line. Online entry will remain open until 11:15 on the day, while maps and start slots are available.
Dibber hire £1. Charge for lost dibbers £30.
|Starts||When you enter, you can choose a 15 minute start block between 10:00 and 11:30.
The event centre is a few minutes’ walk from start and finish. The route crosses a main road at a marshalled crossing. It is recommended that juniors are accompanied in both directions.
Courses close 12:45
|Timing||SportIdent punching will be used.|
|Dogs||Keep under control 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.
The route to start and from finish crosses a main road at a marshalled crossing. It is recommended that juniors are accompanied in both directions.
|Results||Interim results will be published direct to the club website every few minutes during the event. There will be no printed results (apart from your own splits).
Full results will be published to the same location and to Routegadget; we aim to do so on the day of the event.
The small print
This event is registered with British Orienteering, number 84013.