Simplified Orienteering Course,
Coed-y-Brenin forest.

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Orienteering has developed into an international competitive sport and is one of the biggest participation sports in the world.
It's essentially about map reading and navigation, locating markers in an area as set out on the map.
There are two main types of orienteering: finding the controls in a set sequence as fast as possible, or finding as many as you can in a set time limit.

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Orienteering in Coed-y-Brenin forest.

This is a great way to explore areas of the forest that you may not usually see. You can take as much or as little time as you like to complete one of the three courses. Pick up a map and information leaflet from the visitor center. Don't forget to take a compass and map case with you.

The map shows 20 different control points which have been located to form three orienteering courses of varying length and navigational difficulty. All courses start and finish at a point adjacent to the Information Board at the Dol Gefeilliau car park and picnic place.

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Yellow Course : Easy (2.0km)

The shortest and easiest course with 8 controls to visit. For beginners at the sport. Find the following controls in this set sequence :
1, 2, 3, 4, 15, 16, 17, 18.

Orange Course : Moderate (2.6km)

With 10 controls to visit, this involves slightly more difficult navigation. Visit the following in order :
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 16, 19, 20.

Green Course : Hard (4.4km)

This is the longest and most difficult of the three coures, with 14 different controls. It is designed for experienced orienteers and contains some difficult sections. Visit controls in the following order :
1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20.