2019 Bwlch Nant yr Arian


Date of event: Sun 24th Feb 2019
Level of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Ponterwyd


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All welcome to our next Orienteering event at Nant yr Arian on Sunday  24th Feb. We will have a range of courses on offer and a couple of introductory  exercises laid out which are a great chance to practice if you are new to orienteering before.

Come and find us we will be based in the gazebo just west of the top carpark. Look forward to seeing you there.

Nant yr Arian is a mix of forest and open  and lots of  paths and tracks. It is perched on a ridge with some steep climbs on all courses but you can always take time to admire the incredible views... You can refuel in the cafe after your run and enjoy the spectacle of the red kites being fed at 2.00pm near the lake.

New to orienteering? It's a  walk/run with a difference - an orienteering race doesn't follow a set route. Instead you have to visit a series of checkpoints and register each one with an electronic timing chip. The checkpoints are marked by flags on the ground and may be along paths, fences, earth banks, streams or anywhere in the woods. The challenge is to race between each one, choosing your own route between the checkpoints, using a special orienteering map (which you get to keep too). Why not come and give it a go?

Please ask if you would like any help choosing which course to do. It is best to choose an easier course to start with if you are new to orienteering. The distance is the straight line between controls on the map but the actual distance you cover will be longer depending on your route choices.



  • Planner: Gabriella Walsh
  • Organiser: Gabriella Walsh
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Dogs are welcome - please keep under control.


Cafe and toilets in the visitor centre.

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Posted by gabriella walsh