At present, the permanent course is not available. It is being refreshed with a new map – expected shortly…
Whippendell is a pleasant wood near Watford, comprising mainly of deciduous woodland on gentle slopes. There are some open and semi-open areas, one or two large depressions and lots of small knolls and root-stocks. This wood is not large enough for Badge events, but has been used for more or less every other type of event at some time in its history.
Whippendell Wood now forms part of the larger Cassiobury Estate.
Text below retained for possible later use.
Maps and information are available on the Watford Borough Council website :
Download the orienteering map.
Download the instructions and results sheet.Directions:By Car : From junction of A411, M25 spur and the A41 at the Hunton Bridge Roundabout, TQ 086 996, head towards Watford on the A411. After 800 metres turn right into Grove Mill Lane, TQ 090 987. Follow the road for 1.25km to the car park on the left, TQ 080 982.
On Foot / By Public Transport : On foot, the Grove Mill car park, TQ 080 982, is 4km from Watford Town Hall, TQ 105 968.