Aberystwyth University 2018


Date of event: Sun 16th Dec 2018
Level of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Aberystwyth


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Hope Storm Deidre is kind to you today wherever you are - she is forecast to have blown through by tomorrow. Please come dressed for the weather - Christmas themed hats very welcome! Hopefully the campus will be ice free tomorrow and take care on the roads if travelling  from the east. You can park in the car park across the Aber-Clarach road opposite Fferm Penglais. Please remember Aber Uni is a dog free zone. Please accompany Under 16 juniors  to check safety on road crossings. The short course avoids any really busy roads but the roads that are usually completely car free may have some car access collecting students from accommodation although most will be leaving today. 

Do join us  for lunch and awards at Ta Med Da afterwards.

This event is organised by Mid Wales Orienteering Club with kind permission from Prifysgol Aberystwyth University. It is open to everyone, so come and give orienteering a go - the great outdoors game!
It's an urban event around Aberystwyth University planned by Megan, our GB elite squad orienteer. 
It'll take you to parts of the university that other activities fail to reach and afterwards we'll be celebrating the past year of O with a meal on campus at Ta Med Da - the more the merrier and a great chance for everyone to meet like minded folks, share stories and experiences. 
So folks make sure the Aber Uni O event on  December 16th is in your calendar. 
A warm welcome awaits you all! x

Ideal for all ages and abilities, with a 2k and 4k course to choose, for runners, walkers and also for families with children! Loads of help is available from our friendly Welcome Team and no experience is necessary. Please make sure under 16s are accompanied by an adult to ensure safe road crossings. The short  course is planned to avoid any busy roads but there may be some traffic collecting students from accommodation. 
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?

Sorry – no dogs allowed on the university campus so please leave your canine helpers at home for this event.

Can you outfox the planner - Are you up to the navigation challenge? The University campus is mapped in great detail with lots of great choices to work out the best way to go. A real maze of buildings, paths and trees with flights of steps, bridges and cut throughs.



  • Planner: Megan Carter-Davies
  • Organiser: Megan Carter-Davies
  • Controller:

Info for dog owners

Sorry – no dogs allowed on the university campus so please leave your canine helpers at home for this event.

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Posted by Terry Smith