Newcomers welcome! Look out for our greeters who will be wearing high-vis jackets and will give you all the help you need to get going.
|TERRAIN||Open parkland with some woodland and contour detail. Much of the area is the ancient monument covering the Roman town of Verulamium, although all you can see is a few fragments of walls that were left after the townsfolk had raided the site for building materials.|
|PARKING||Westminster Lodge Pay & Display – free for 2 hours, then chargeable. The number of spaces may be limited, so if full, use street parking opposite the entrance to the Park.
Registration and download are based at the Sea Cadets’ Hut which is situated between the swimming pool and the running track. Please note: Westminster Lodge is very well signed, so there won’t be any O signage on the main roads.
Look for the vertical yellow and blue HH banner as you come to the parking areas past the swimming pool.
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT||St Albans City rail station is just over a mile away. St Albans Abbey station is adjacent to the park entrance.|
|Courses for everybody from beginners of any age to experienced orienteers.
*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 11:15 or visit http://sat.maptypes.org to reserve map/dibber and skip the form-filling queue.
Starts from 10:30 – 11:30. Courses close at 12:30.
|FEES||Non-members: Adults £6, Juniors £3
BOF members: Adults £4, Juniors £2
HH juniors free; adults accompanying juniors are also free but will need to pay £1 if they need an extra map.
Card payment is available, subject to mobile phone signal.
|PUNCHING||Sportident punching will be used.
Dibber hire £1.00. Charge for lost dibbers £30
|MAP||1:7500 pre-marked maps for all courses on waterproof paper. For a previous event on the area see Routegadget|
|DOGS||Please keep dogs 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.|
|RESULTS||There will be a local WiFi network near download accessible from any smart-phone or tablet providing the following:
Go to network hhresults. There is no password.
The small print
Event registered with British Orienteering, no 76726.
If you are a member of an orienteering club or it’s one of your first 3 events, you are covered by British Orienteering’s public liability insurance. But there are plenty of better reasons for joining.