Sherrards Park Wood

spwAs Sherrards Park Wood is one of our more complex Saturday Series areas this event is classified level C, meaning the harder courses are a bit harder than they would be say in an open park. The easier courses are still designed to test the same skills as in any other area, so Youth League competitors should enter the course they are used to.

The following information is available as a printable flyer.

Terrain Deciduous managed woodland with intricate path network and some interesting ground features with steep slopes to north.
Parking Parking at and around Templewood School. Parking restrictions on adjacent streets are lifted at 11am. You are encouraged to arrive after 11am if possible, the start time window has been extended to 12 noon. Car parking will be available in Templewood School throughout the event but if the access track to the main car park is waterlogged  this will be limited to cars / minibuses with Juniors only.

If parking at Templewood is tight, Cars without juniors arriving before 11am will be directed to the nearest residential streets without parking restrictions, up to 500m away. Warm clothes may be left at enquiries / registration whilst you run.

Public Transport  Welwyn Garden City station 1.3km. Many bus services.
Courses Yellow ~ 2.3km (Junior Beginners)
Orange ~ 3.0km (Junior Intermediates & Adult Beginners)
Light Green ~ 3.3km (Adult Intermediates & above)
Blue ~ 6.0km (Experienced Orienteers)
All course lengths provisional.
Starts Register from 09:45 to 11:45 or visit to reserve map/dibber from about a week beforehand.
Starts from 10:00 – 12:00.  Courses close at 13:00
Fees Non-HH members: Adults £5, Juniors £2
HH members: Adults £3,  Juniors £FREE.
Adults accompanying juniors are free.
Punching Sportident punching will be used.
Dibber hire £1.00. Charge for lost dibbers £30
Map 1:7500 pre-marked maps for all courses. The map has been extensively updated after rhododendron clearance and to make use of LIDAR data. Previous map is here.
Facilities  Indoor event centre – no dirty or spiked shoes inside please.

Toilets at Templewood School. Orange squash and water.

Dogs  In wood but not within school grounds. Suggest you arrive after 11am, park on road and eneter 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.

Please note that if you have competed in three orienteering events registered with British Orienteering and not joined an orienteering club which is a member of British Orienteering then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

Officials Planner David Frampton Organiser Jacob Sharpe 01223 426599 Controller Paul Todd(LOK)