Date of event: Sun 21st Sep 2014
Level of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Builth Wells
Currently the area is heavily covered with bracken and where the map shows open rough land it is in fact covered with bracken but only at knee length height, which is still runnable. Where as the areas shown as undergrowth are covered with bracken, which in some places are at head height which makes progress very slow. Pathways have been cleared on the yellow and orange courses, but some of the pathways in other areas are partly covered by the bracken but an experience orienteer should be able to see them.
As this event is incorporating the All Wales Scout Orienteering Competition, facilities have been laid on for toilets and refreshments. There will be a prize giving presentation at the end of the event for those Scouts who have competed. Prizes will be given for the first three places in the Yellow, Orange and L.Green courses and a cup for the winning team of each course. Refreshments are being organised by the local Scout Group who are fund raising for an Explorer Scout who is going to the World Jamboree next year.
The area can be exposed to extreme weather conditions and although the weather forecast looks good at the moment this could change therefore the carrying of whistles will be compulsory, as may be cagoules in the event of bad weather.
- Nearest town: Builth Wells
- Grid Ref: SO 082446
- Latitude: 52.09299
- Longitude: -3.34057
- Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)
- Planner: Terry Smith
- Organiser: Terry Smith
Info for dog owners
Dogs are allowed but must be kept under control as there are sheep grazing in the area.
As this event incorporates the All Wales Scout Competition there will be toilets provided. Refreshments are being organized by our local Scout Group who are raising funds to support our Explorer Scout who is going to the World Jamboree in 2015. These will include cakes and hot & cold drinks and hopefully burgers etc.
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Posted by Terry Smith