Nash Woods 2021

Date of event: Sun 14th Nov 2021
Level of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Presteigne

Please note NRW have requested the following:-

Biosecurity – Orienteering is throughout the woodland and off hard standing tracks/forest roads so biosecurity (at organisers expense) will need to be in place – e.g. removing debris from footwear at start and prior to leaving Nash car park – to help mitigate against phytophthora spread to other areas.

The terrain is mainly wooded with conifer and deciduous trees situated on a hill which runs the length of the area, with steep sections in places. The ridge of the hill runs west to east with the north side in Wales and the south side in England. The conifer areas are covered in brashings (small cut branches), which makes running difficult; the deciduous areas have varying degrees of undergrowth. The area has a number of forestry tracks and numerous paths some indistinct.

Runners need to be aware that the area is popular with other users, walkers with dogs, horse riders and mountain bikers so when crossing tracks or paths please take care.

Location & Directions

Travelling from the south or north head for Presteigne on the B4362, as you come up to the roundabout turn left on to the B4355 and then 1st left into Broadaxe road follow the orienteering signs to assembly. Because there is limited parking at assembly you may be directed to the other side of Broadaxe road which runs in front of the Leisure Centre where you can park, from here there is a half mile walk to assembly.

Nearest town: Presteigne
Grid Ref: SO 314635
Latitude: 52.26593
Longitude: -3.00627
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Course information

Blue - 5km with climb of 175m

L.Green - 2.94km with climb of 125m

Orange - 2.13km with a climb of 50m

Yellow - 1.5km with a climb of 75m


Start time are 10.30am to 11.30am, courses close at 1pm

Entry Details

Entries by Pre-Entries using this link

Closing date is Thursday 11th November at 10pm, no entries on the day


Planner: Terry Smith
Organiser: Terry Smith

Info for dog owners

Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a lead.


There are no facilities the nearest will be at the Leisure Centre which is opposite the entrance to Broadaxe Road

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