Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves navigating around a course using a detailed map and sometimes a compass. The aim is to navigate between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, and you can run, walk or jog round the course and progress at your own pace.
We have a selection of locations where you can go orienteering at any time that suits you. Permanent courses have marker posts, whilst Virtual courses have nothing visible but your phone beeps when you are in the right spot.
Most of our Permanent courses can be used with the MapRun app as well.
14 members of DFOK made the 1200 mile round trip to experience the forests and sand dunes of the Moray coast. The event consisted of 5 events this year with the best 4 to count towards the overall positions. There was also a sprint around the town of Forres on the rest day for those who didn't need a rest!
For the final activity evening before the summer break, Geoff took us on a tour of the fire hydrants of Bexleyheath, the electricity substations of Welling and the memorial benches of Danson Park. His report follows:
The final KOL of the season took place on Saturday 27th May at Betteshanger Country Park. There was still a lot to play for in the league and this was the last chance to improve your standing. The park sits on the site of a former colliery spoil heap but has been converted to a large outdoor space with many paths and rough open areas. It was going to be fast and furious for the final event!