Nant y Arian 2018

Date of event: Sun 28th Jan 2018
Level of event: Regional (C)
Nearest town: Ponterwyd

All the Courses will start and finish within the forest.  Nant yr Arian is a long established orienteering area and the clear felling that has taken place over the years, means that there are many open patches within the forest.  These help to give even better views, with many opportunities to view Plymlimon, as well as the Irish Sea. The event extends into an open area known as Esgair Gorlan, adjacent to the eastern side of the forest.

As well as the attraction of the event, this is a fantastic location - with Forest Visitor Centre, Walks with stunning views, Café, Toilets and Red Kite feeding at 2.0pm.


Most of the running on shorter courses will be on paths, and this area is very suitable for beginners. However, there will still be plenty of challenge on the longer courses, for the more experienced Orienteers.

Location & Directions

At Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forestry Visitors Centre adjacent to A44 trunk road (Grid Ref: SN719813). Parking permission has been given to use the overflow car park at BNYA.

Course information

Yellow 1.6Km – (Beginners)

Orange 2.2Km– (Novices)

Light Green 3.2Km – (Improvers)

Green – 3.6Km, Blue – 5.6Km and Brown–6.9Km (Experienced)


Registration from 10.0

Starts - 10.30 to 12.0 

Courses close at 14.0#

Start is 5 mins walk from registration.

Entry Details

Registration opens 10 am

Entry details:

                                       Junior               Senior

MWOC member                 £2.50                £5.00

BOF  member                    £3.50                £7.00

Independant                     £4.50                £9.00


  • Planner: Robert Griffiths
  • Organiser: Mike Kay & Gabriella Walsh
  • Controller: Kate O'Sullivan

Info for dog owners

Dogs allowed under control  (sheep will be off the open Esgair Gorlan before the event)


Facilities are available at the Visitor Centre Cafe adjacent to carpark.

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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Posted by Terry Smith