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There are many ways to enjoy the sport of orienteering.
Competitive events from small local ones to large (2000 people+) national/international ones.
Virtual (smartphone/watch) courses, where the controls are virtual. Permanent Orienteering Courses with markers on the ground.
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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
Courses at orienteering events combine physical activity with navigational challenge. To cater for all ages and abilities can be quite difficult or confusing. Guidance is therefore provided to try and give consistency enabling competitors to identify
Below is an image of the the sorts of things you will see on the control descriptions that are given to you (and usually printed on the map). These describe your course, the numbers of the controls (checkpoints) and the land feature that you will fin
These are images of the map symbols you will find on orienteering maps. The first one is for normal forest maps and the second one is for urban maps.
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Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring
Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.
By taking part in our events you agree to the follow
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 cour