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Cotswold Orienteering Challenge
Multi Activity Adventure
A Map....... A Compass...... A Set of Control Points..... A Stop Watch...... oh and your friends or colleagues to compete against!! Welcome to the world of Orienteering. To do well, you need cunning and skill as well as fitness, so it’s a great activity for a wide range of participants.
Set in the beautiful Cotswold Water Park, home to over 150 man made lakes our course is perfect introduction to all those new to the sport. Set on the banks of these beautiful lakes our course not only incorporates good lake side paths but can also boast being incredibly flat with not a hill in sight. During the course of the day you will be taught basic navigational skills that will prepare you for the task at hand....... 10* Targets set over a 5* Mile course.
Get ready for a day to test you both mentally and physically!!
* *Course can be varied to meet the needs of your group.
10:00: Meet in South Cerney
10:15: Navigational Training and Brief - including test run with instructor
11:00: Start Orienteering Challenge at 1min intervals
14:00: Last Challenger to complete our course (subject to requirement of challenge length)
14:15: Tea / Cake 14:30: Results (Option to extend into more of a full day)
What is a Level 2.0 Multi Activity Challenge Like?
These activities are either climbing, abseiling, caving, or multiactivity. They are moving up in intensity from beginner level, and will require a higher level of fitness. You will need the appropriate specific fitness - probably requiring good flexibility in the case of climbing or caving. Most itineraries in this category require some degree of upper body strength - especially in the case of open canoeing at 2 star level.
How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 2.0 ‘Multi Activity Challenge’?
You must be active and with moderate fitness level. You should be taking regular exercise, consisting of regular walks and possibly other sports (swimming / football etc.) You should be comfortable in undertaking long country walks of up to 5 or 6 hours or 15 miles in the lowland English countryside, or maybe bike rides of 3-4 hours.
Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.
It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.
This challenge is ideally suited to teams from the workplace - combining not only physical fitness - but also mental agility. It will get your teams co-operating on a non work problem - and recognising differing strengths and weaknesses within the team. Oh - and its a really useful skill and a lot of fun.
Included In Trip
Full navigational Training.
Maps, Compasses, Orienteering Targets and Stamps and Answer Sheets.
A packed lunch.
Excluded From Trip
Please note we have access to a very comfortable hotel in the area - that will round off a day's activity nicely - and give you a perfect venue to continue a day of fun into an evening of social!
Suncream, Blister Repair Kit
Plasters, Painkillers, Sunbloc
Hill Walking Items
Day Sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / Plastic Liner(s) for Rucksack
Bladder System (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking Poles (highly recommended)
Sun Hat (wide brimmed), Neck Scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunches but please check with us
Snack Foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.
Lightweight Fleece, Medium Weight Fleece
Lightweight Gloves, Fleece Hat
Long Cotton Trekking Trousers
Comfortable Trekking Shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking Boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms
Pack of Travel Tissues
Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Wallet, Credit Cards, Cash
Sunglasses, Spare Comfortable Shoes
Head Torch with spare batteries and bulb
It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.
By nature all activities contain an element of risk. Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity. The leader’s primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listed to their guidance and instructions.
Please plan to experience everything from glorious burning sunshine to rain and even snow or hail. Please ensure you pack sufficient water, and sun protection. But also please do not forget your hats, gloves, and waterproofs, as well as warm gear.
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