Powys Summer Term Family Day

February Family Day @ Gregynog,

Date of event: Thu 30th May 2019
Level of event: School
Nearest town: Llanidloes


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Invite YOU to an Orienteering Treasure Hunt Family Day (come along with an adult).


Do you love Treasure Hunting? If so, you’ll love Orienteering.


On Thursday 30th May 2019


At Hafren Forest

Bored, nothing planned over Half-Term? Why not come to our Schools and Family Orienteering Day and enjoy the great outdoors and scenery at Hafren?

The event will be centred on Hafren Forest (Coedwig Hafren) at the Rhyd Y Benwch Car Park and Picnic Area (Grid Reference: SN 857869)

Further Details:-

What Activities are available?

There will be a "Star Exercise" available.

Enquiries and Download.

Starts are between 10.30am and 12.30pm

Choice of Courses to suit all types (Young, Old, Fit or Unfit), advice will be on hand from experienced Club Members and Community Sports Officers. Try the Activity. N.B. See website for more details - https://www.mid-wales-orienteers.org.uk/info/category/schools

White Course – distance is 1.1km, 20m - tbc. Recommended for Year 3 & 4 pupils, and parents may do this with their children. Same as the Yellow, but with a control placed at every junction.

Yellow Course – distance is 2.2, 50m climb - tbc. Recommended for Year 5 & 6 pupils, and parents may do this with their children.  Around paths (controls at path junctions etc), testing navigation, skill of turning (orientating) the map as you move around the paths and changing direction.

Entry is by pre-entering (PREFERRED, though Entry on the Day is possible)  https://www.mid-wales-orienteers.org.uk/documents/general/Entry_form_for_Powys_Family_Day_Orienteering,_May_2019.xls for a downloadable Excel entry form. If this is difficult to download from your phone, then email with full details. Email your entries to Bill Marlow (william.marlow@btopenworld.com) by Friday 24th May at the LATEST so that you will be able to turn up and enjoy your run without delay. Entries on the day will also be accepted. Come along with an Adult. Please make it clear on the entry form whether you are running as an Individual or in pairs (as normal). If running in pairs, both full names need to be enterered on the form side by side.

Fees:        Pay on the Day at Enquiries. Adults £2-00 (includes Dibber hire); Juniors (under 21) £1-00 (includes Dibber hire).

Facilities:  Toilets available + Picnic tables for afterwards!

Equipment used: The Sportident hardware and software (as used at the Cluster events) will again be used for this event. Collection of Dibbers will be from Download/Enquiries beforehand (located under the archway, which leads to the courtyard and cafe); all dibbers must be returned at Download afterwards. Each Dibber costs £40 to replace, so please ensure that the children secure it on the index finger using the adjustable elasticised strapping, otherwise your school will be billed for any losses. See downloadable attachment below for more information.

Map: The map will be a pre-marked (per course) 5-colour map on water-proof paper, with bi-lingual control descriptions on the back of the map. The scale is at 1:5,000, i.e. 1cm on the map represents 50m on the ground. The map was first produced in 2006 by a professional mapper, with updates in 2018.

Clothing: Trainers should be adequate footwear for all courses – there may be a few muddy and/or slippery areas on all courses at this time of year. You are recommended to bring a waterproof jacket, as February can be cold and wet. Please note: We reserve the right to refuse a person(s) from taking part if he/she/they is/are wearing inappropriate footware.

Results: A full set of Individual results will appear on the Club website (www.mid-wales-orienteers.org.uk) as soon after the event as humanly possible.


Spot Prizes: There will be rewards during Download!

Location & Directions
Directions – from Llanidloes (Grid Ref: SO 085975) for Assembly and Parking, Start & Finish.

Start Times
10.30am - 12.30pm

Course information
White Course - Year 3/4 - 1.1km, 20m
Yellow Course - Year 5/6 - 2.2km, 50m


Organisers: Bill Marlow/Katie Hamer-Grew

Planner:      Bill Marlow

Joining Mid Wales Orienteering Club (MWOC)
You are welcome to come along and compete at any MWOC event during the year, even as a non-member. See the Events drop-down menu for a list of future events.
At most of our events there will be available Yellow, Orange and Light Green courses. Although, as we cover the whole of Mid Wales, some events will be nearer than others of course, so why not persuade the whole family to come along and try the sport?
However, after a couple of competitions or even straight away, you might wish to join MWOC. Why not download the form below and send it to our Club Membership Secretary (Clive Thomas)? This form is ready for 2019.

Email: membership@mid-wales-orienteers.org.uk

Advantages of joining MWOC include:-
Cheaper entry fees; availability of Colour Coded courses as you progress; invitation to go along to Welsh Junior Squad training (many training weekends are run in Mid Wales) with the possibility of representing Wales (Boys and Girls age group teams) at the Junior Home Internationals or Regional Championships for those with true potential.



  • Planner: Bill Marlow
  • Organiser: Bill Marlow and Katie Hamer-Grew
  • Controller:

Info for dog owners



Toilets available in the Car Park. Picnic Tables available.

Downloadable Documents

Powys Family Day ENTRY Form, Useful notes on Using Dibbers in School, Map Legend in English, Map Legend in Welsh,

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February Family Day @ Gregynog,

February Family Day @ Gregynog


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Posted by Bill Marlow