Tag: Widening access

Widening access -the trials of trail

In theory – Trail orienteering ( Trail) is sold as an accessible form of orienteering.

TrailO provides an orienteering competition for people of all levels of physical ability, including those who are physically challenged and may be confined to wheelchairs.  

British Orienteering Website

In practice this is not the case.

Trail orienteering as it currently stands is only for those with competent map skills and who essentially are existing orienteers. The events on offer in the UK are aimed at people with high level skills – TD 3 and above. You need to be able to interpret contours and be familiar with descriptions and the nuances of directions etc. There are almost no young people involved in Trail orienteering and certainly none in Scotland.

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