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Bearing up? The bearings exercise being discussed

Bearing up? The bearings exercise being discussed

Last edited: Sat 5 Oct 2019

One of the courses had some senior orienteers well and truly 'foxed' this week...for planner Jenny West presented them with a blank map with bearings but very little else to go on!

A great exercise for anyone who's ever tried it, even in an area you think you know well.


Judy reports...

Using the Community Wood at Netherclay, Jenny West planned courses which used every part of the area! The junior courses, especially the Hare led the children around and the Fox managed to extend even our most able senior orienteers with several not managing to complete it. The activity was very well supported by both families and senior QO members, a great mix.

We were very lucky as rain threatened but did not fall all afternoon. It was so good to see so many families out enjoying Netherclay Community Woodland which borders the River Tone in Bishops Hull. The area was planted with native species trees in 2004 and now the trees provide a wonderful woodland environment.

- Judy Craddock

The Fox course

This week you had to navigate on bearings and distance (with a small club) using a blank map!

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