Explore Welwyn Garden City with two new activity and orienteering maps

A new activities map was launched for Welwyn Garden City

L-R: Claire Austin of Austin's Funeral Services, John Beech of WGCCF Sport For All, Waitrose branch manager OJ Daya, manager of the Two Willows Helen Heslin, Dave Bartlett and Eric Walsby from Sport For All, Hedley Calderbank from Herts Orienteering and Adam Edwards, chair of WelHat Cycling - Credit: Paul Hajisavvi

Two new maps were launched this week as part of the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation’s Sport for All project.

The new WGC Orienteering Photo Trail, created by Hertfordshire Orienteering Club, offers an introduction to people who have never tried the sport before as well as a Running Time Challenge for those with more experience.

OJ Daya of Waitrose and Claire Austin of Austin's with the new ma

OJ Daya of Waitrose and Claire Austin of Austin's with the new map - Credit: Paul Hajisavvi

The new activity map is a significant update on the original version produced in 2005. It now covers all the main cycle paths, bridleways and many key footpaths in and around the town.

A new activity map was launched to identify the main cycleways, bridle paths and footpaths around Welwyn Garden City

A new activity map was launched to identify the main cycleways, bridle paths and footpaths around Welwyn Garden City - Credit: Paul Hajisavvi

Having cancelled all but two of nearly 100 planned sports events in 2020, Sports for All leaders John Beech and Eric Walsby have expressed their delight in helping WelHat Cycling and Herts Orienteering Club "to produce two superb maps”.

Helen Heslin of Two Willows and Hedley Calderbank of Herts Orienteering

Helen Heslin of Two Willows and Hedley Calderbank of Herts Orienteering - Credit: Paul Hajisavvi

Both maps can be picked up in various outlets across the town including the Library, Waterstones and Oxfam Book Shop.

A map was launched marking the WGC Orienteering Photo Trail

A map was launched marking the WGC Orienteering Photo Trail - Credit: Paul Hajisavvi



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