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Beginner & Improver Training at Loxley Common

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Sat 21st Mar 2015 Start Times 13:00 - 14:30

NOTE: This has been moved from Limb Valley to Loxley Common.  To really keep you on your toes we are at the carpark at the other side of the map from the previous session!  The car park is off Rural Lane here.  There should be plenty of space in the car park.


SYO are running coaching sessions to beginner and improver orienteers on Saturday afternoons.  Please email Pauline Tryner by Mon 16th Mar to confirm attendance -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07901 912113 if you require further information.

The sessions will start at 1pm.  Group 1 will finish at 2pm, Group 2 & 3 at 2.30pm.

Cost will be £3 per session to non-members, free to club members.


Group 1 (TD1/2) suitable for children age 7 upwards, who are beginning orienteering.  (younger children who are club members and are accompanied by an adult are also welcome)

Group 2 (TD2/3) suitable for children who can confidently run yellow courses independently.

Group 3 (TD3/4) suitable for children who can confidently run orange courses independently and beginner adults.

Other information

You are welcome to come to just one session, or as many as you are able, but the sessions are designed to be progressive so we will be working on developing skills and techniques from week to week. Parents who wish to accompany their children on the activities are encouraged.

Venue Details

Loxley Common comprises of large areas of open common land, runnable underfoot with a complex network of paths on grass, heather and bracken common. To the south there is an area of woodland, with a small section very bouldery.  There is some intricate contour detail created by old mine/quarry workings..

The area was used for the Senior Home International relays in 2006 with a resurvey by Oli Johnson; minor updates have been undertaken in 2010 and 2012.

Safety & risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If a competitor has a pre-existing medical condition that they think should be declared, please complete a medical form at enquiries. The sealed envelope will only be opened in an emergency.


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