Understanding Purple Pen webinar
On Tuesday 23rd July at 7pm, the next British Orienteering webinar before a short summer break goes live and discusses Purple Pen and the skills needed to get the best out of it.
The session will hear from Simon Errington of Hertfordshire Orienteering Club (HH) who will present on understanding purple pen. Showing the basics through to some more advanced techniques.
This webinar will provide support for those using the technology and for anyone who is interested in taking on roles in the future within their club.
With such a valuable tool as this, the session promises to provide some real insight and support. If you have any questions though which you’d like to be included in the session, do get in touch with us.
To send in your question in advance please email it to Tim Herod on THerod@britishorienteering.org.uk
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Source: THE PUNCH. Suffolk Orienteering Club's Members Magazine
The Bowes Museum Permanent Orienteering Course article by Colin Butler (Suffolk Orienteering Club)
"Recently we visited Barnard Castle a market town in Teesdale, County Durham for a family golden wedding party on a Saturday. We visited Bowes Museum the next day to occupy ourselves, and nephews and families had returned home, before going for a quiet meal in the evening. There was a special exhibition about tulips, and we had to go all around the galleries and display cases with a question paper to find a wide variety of tulip features.
As we went to the reception desk to collect our prize for a fully correct result, we noticed a pile of orienteering maps at the end of the counter. It is a doddle course, but we spent another pleasant half hour finding the controls around the gardens and shrubbery.
I left the course map with my brother-in-law as a reminder to take his grandchildren orienteering on their next visit. The Bowes course is listed via the British Orienteering and Cleveland websites.
On Monday we went for a super walk upstream in the autumn sunshine along the River Tees, and back along an old railway line. It’s a lovely area if you like rambling.
If you would like to explore any of the Permanent Orienteering Courses then details can be found on the British Orienteering website."
Permanent Orienteering courses are fixed orienteering routes where you simply download a map and just go! There are orienteering routes across the country, and this is a great way of exploring local areas when away on holiday or taking a short break in the UK.
More information on permanent orienteering courses can be found here.
Thank you to Colin and Suffolk Orienteering Club for giving British Orienteering permission to publish this article.
If you, your family or your club have any similar stories which you would like to share with other members then please get in touch. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org