17th Nov, Gwaelod y garth, Local Event

4 courses and details:

YELLOW    1.4km   45m climb
ORANGE    2.0km  100m climb
GREEN      3.6km   155m climb
BLUE         5.7km   270m climb 
Registration in wide entrance leading to Garth Tyres . Streetmap link.  CF15 9HE
There will be some more additional parking in here and along main road / within Gwaleod-y-Garth village. If parking near registration please do not block the garage entrance as lorries / customers require access during the day.
The Start is 500m North of registration via pavement / footpath (mainly flat).  The Finish is 100m West of registration.
Start Times 11am-1230pm with courses closing at 2.30pm.
Entry fees: £4 Seniors (£5 for non-BOF members), £2 Juniors.
SI Hire: £1 seniors, free for Juniors

Training / Coaching available.

 Before you do one of the courses you are welcome to join us for some free coaching. Exercises available for all standards, from complete beginners to experienced orienteers.  Children and Adults.  Meet at event registration at 10:00.   We will walk into the wood together from there. There will be a number of exercises available, and you can do as much or as little as you want before doing one of the colour coded courses

Terrain Notes:  Some slopes can be slippery in wet conditions so care may be needed when going downhill in such areas as also in the vicinity of ruins where the ground may be uneven.  Some paths are indistinct so take care when using to navigate especially if covered in fallen leaves.  Taped /smiley faced canes will be used on part of the Yellow course where this is so.
Elsewhere the forest is mainly runnable deciduous with minimal patches of low undergrowth  which is mostly avoidable.  There are also a few hides across the area which are not mapped.
There are several out of bound areas on the map marked by black hatching which must not be entered.  Where these affect navigation,  crossing points to circumvent are marked on the maps.  The area is also popular with dog walkers and cyclists so please take care if you encounter any.


Kevin Bush