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.

Course Approx. Distance Difficulty School Years*
White 1.5 km Easy – all along paths, control flags whenever you need to decide to turn. Up to Y4
Yellow 2.3 km Fairly easy – navigate along line features such as paths, walls, streams. Some turns with no control flags. Y6
Orange 2.9 km Moderate – start cutting across country, some controls a bit away from line features. Y7-8
Light Green 3.7 km Harder – a range of navigational skills needed to find controls on any mapped feature. Y11-13
Short Blue 5.4 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 11:15 or visit 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:

  • Live Results and splits updated every few minutes.
  • Live SplitsBrowser also updated every few minutes. Very few events provide this!

Go to network hhresults. There is no password.

Full results will be published on and Routegadget; we aim to do so on the day of the event.

Planner David Saunders
Organiser Tim Gage
Controlling Dave Tookey
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