Family Come and Try It Score Event (and Club League event)


Date of event: Sun 01st Jul 2018
Level of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Newtown


Full Results with Points awarded

This is a Family "Come and Try It" fun day with four Score event courses available, 20mins, 30 mins, 45 mins and 60 mins, as well as a Club League event. At Registration declare which Time course you intend doing, then once you start the choice of controls to visit is up to you as there is no set order (bearing in mind that differing controls have different points values - there are more points allocated to a control that is further away from the Start/Finish!). The points value for any given control will be displayed in the first column (Column A) of the Control Descriptions - displayed on the front of the map. Remember, if you finish over your time limit you will get penalised 10 points for every minute over. Likewise, if you manage to get all the controls (only likely if going for the 60 mins course) and are under the specified time limit you get Bonus points (10pts for every minute under the time), so remember to wear a watch!


Clothing: bring a jacket in case of wet weather! Footwear - trainers should be fine, as the courses are mostly on dry ground at this time of year.


Map: Totally re-surveyed in 2018 by Rod Postlethwaite (British Orienteering Chichester Trophy winner 2018) using LiDAR provided by Natural Resources Wales to the new ISOM 2017 standard. 1:10.000 scale map - 1cm on the map = 100m on the ground.


Costs (includes Hire of a Dibber, normally £1.00):

Adults: £5.00 each (including BO Members)

Juniors (under 21): £3.00 each

Family: £10.00

2nd Course: £2.00

MWOC Members: Adults £3.00 and Juniors £1.50

Car Park fee: £2.50 .



Part of the courses will go along a quiet Estate road, so please be aware of any traffic. There is an area marked on the map as "Out of Bounds" (red diagonal lines). This is a old walled garden where the walls have been deemed unsafe. Please give this a wide birth.

Be aware of seasonal vegetation and potential slippery conditions underfoot.

Could be a hot day (start of July), so bring plenty of water with you to avoid dehydration.

Report to the Finish to be ticked off on the Registration sheet, even if you don't complete your course.



  • Planner: Bill Marlow
  • Organiser: Bill Marlow
  • Controller:

Info for dog owners

Allowed on a lead at all times and please pick up any dog mess.


Toilets and Cafe, with hot/cold food and drinks available 10.00am - 4.00pm.

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The Course Start explained by Robert,

The Course Start explained by Robert

Image of the Gregynog map

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Posted by Bill Marlow