20/8/20: We have organised two more TOCs for those of you who prefer trad O in woods to the urban variety while we wait for the local Lockdown to be lifted.
Please observe current travel restrictions/distancing guidelines, i.e. don’t go en masse and be your usual courteous selves to other forest users.
Please note also that these are not official events so you take part at your own risk.
Tapes will be collected in on both areas by 20/9/20 (if the dog walkers or Wombles don’t beat us to it) and remember to look up and around as well as closer to the ground.
Loop 1 2.4km
Loop 2 1.6km
Both Yellow/Orange standard (easy/medium difficulty max) if you go via paths etc, or Light Green (medium) without paths.
Both marked by brown duct tape that has a funky orange and yellow pattern on it (pictured above) and rather than numbers it says “Loop 1 Control 1” etc. Maps with paths Maps without paths
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Easy Yellow 1.8km
Hard Light Green but physical 3.3km
Controls are marked with bright orange tape streamers tied to branches etc with the control number on them. Maps
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The Hard course involves some short but steep banks and burn crossings so do not attempt after heavy rain or if the burn is still in spate.
Maroc have done something similar and intend to hang proper controls for 2 weeks at each location. Visit their website for information on what courses are currently out in Deeside and to download the maps. (Thanks, Maroc!)