Leyburn maps in spotlight

THE Leyburn State Forest, west of Warwick, will be the venue for an orienteering event being conducted by the Bullecourt Boulder Bounders Orienteering Club on Sunday.

Publicity officer Liz Bourne of Stanthorpe, said the forest was first mapped and used for orienteering for the Queensland Championships in 2007 and competitors enjoyed the open, runable nature of the forest and the challenges of navigating in its complex watercourse systems.

“As well as the courses we will have for our regular competitors, Sunday's event will also have short, easy courses for beginners,” she said.

“Anyone interested in trying out orienteering is most welcome to attend and no special gear is required.”

A good number of the region's junior orienteers are also expected to attend the Leyburn event for some final practice ahead of the Queensland Schools Orienteering Championships, which are being held on the Southern Downs on July 23-24.

Starting times are between 9am and 11am. Assembly is off Tralee Road, which can be accessed from Leyburn-Cunningham Road, 1km north of Pratten.

For more information, phone 46836374.



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