Open to anyone aged 18 and over who is resident in Evanton and entitled to vote in local government elections.
Annual membership fee £5
Family membership £10
Youth Membership £1
Life Membership £30
Life Membership (Family) £50
Member liability is limited to £1
We are keen to hear your views on the best way forward for Evanton Wood, in particular to the questions:
1. What I value about the woods
2. I would like to see the following improvements, changes or additions
3. What I would not like to see happen to the woods
Inverness Orienteering Club have invited us to give any feedback after the event in your woodlands on 27th Oct.
My impressions were of a really pleasant and well-used community woodlands - it is certainly a great area for a small orienteering event, with a village hall so close by. I would certaily want to visit again at a more leiseurely pace in future. Perhaps it would be possible to partner with the local hall to promote use of the woodlands for some other sporting activity such as a cross country race. There is a thriving North District XC League running throughout the winter, and here in Moray we have a summer series of very popular woodland trail runs called the Moray Forest Runs Series. They are used as community fundraisers for the nearby village halls.
I wouldn't want to see wholesale change, but something to consider might be what Sanquhar Community Woodlands did in Forres by creating new MTB trails and a jumps area. The new paths actually improved the area for orienteers as well, giving more options for easier routes for beginners.
I hope you manage to sort out the problems with the permanent orienteering markers getting vandalised, and I hope you can continue the connection with the orienteers.
Mike Rodgers, Forres
Moravian Orienteering Club
Please stop now before you waste all this moeny.