Verulamium

Newcomers welcome!    Look out for our greeters who will be wearing high-viz jackets and they 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
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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.

Course Approx. Distance Difficulty School Years*
White 1.1 km Easy – all along paths, control flags whenever you need to decide to turn. Up to Y4
Y5
Yellow 2.0 km Fairly easy – navigate along line features such as paths, walls, streams. Some turns with no control flags. Y6
Orange 2.8 km Moderate – start cutting across country, some controls a bit away from line features. Y7-8
Y9-10
Light Green 4.2 km Harder – a range of navigational skills needed to find controls on any mapped feature. Y11-13
Blue 7.2 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 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 £2
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 for all courses on waterproof paper. For a previous event on the area see RouteGadget
FACILITIES Toilets
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 David Saunders
Organiser Tim Gage
Controlling Dave Tookey