Sherrards Park Wood

TERRAIN Deciduous managed woodland with intricate path network and some interesting ground features with steeper slopes to north.
PARKING Templewood School, AL8 7SD, Welwyn Garden City, O signs off Digswell Road.
Parking restrictions around Templewood are lifted at 11am and we may (have to) park on street. You are encouraged to arrive after 11am if possible. There will be car parking in Templewood available throughout the event but if the access track is wet (and we expect it to be) it will be limited to cars / minibuses with juniors. Cars without juniors arriving before 11am will be directed to Campus West approx 500m away if the larger car park is unavailable. Campus West charges are £1.50 for 2 hours, £2.50 for 3 hours, £3.50 for 4 hours. Start time window has been extended to 11:45am.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT  Welwyn Garden City station 1.3km. Many bus services.
COURSES Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers.

Course Approx. Distance Difficulty School Years*
White 1 – 1.5 km Easy – all along paths, control flags whenever you need to decide to turn. Up to Y4
Yellow 1.5 – 2.5 km Fairly easy – navigate along line features such as paths, walls, streams. Some turns with no control flags. Y6
Orange 2.5 – 3.5 km Moderate – start cutting across country, some controls a bit away from line features. Y7-8
Light Green 3 – 4 km Harder – a range of navigational skills needed to find controls on any mapped feature. Y11-13
Blue ~6 km As hard as we can make it on the area. n/a

*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 10:00 to 11:30 or visit to reserve map/dibber in the week before the event.
Starts from 10:15.  Last start  11:45. Courses close at 12:45.
Note: times have been pushed back 15 mins from our usual Sat Series events, to allow for the impact of the street parking restrictions.
FEES Non-members: Adults £6, Juniors £3
BOF members: Adults £4, Juniors £3
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 1:7500 pre-marked maps to ISOM 2017 for all courses. Previous map is here.
FACILITIES Toilets at Templewood School. Orange squash and water.
DOGS In the wood but not at event centre! Suggest that you arrive after 11am, park on road and enter event and download without dog. Don’t forget to Download!!!
SAFETY Orienteering is an adventure sport. You take part at your own risk and are responsible for your own safety.

If snow or ice make travelling or terrain dangerous, an event cancellation notice will be placed on the HH website on the Friday evening.

A full risk assessment will have been carried out.

Planner Laura Parkes
Organiser Jacob Sharpe
Controlling David Frampton