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Orienteering

Orienteering

What You’ll Need:

  • Orienteering Course
  • Map / Compass

Getting into the Activity

Navigate between checkpoints on a mission to tick off all the orienteering checkpoints in the quickest amount of time.

Orienteering is an outdoor adventure sport where those taking part are challenged to navigate between checkpoints on a specially designed course. There are many orienteering courses around the country, often in country parks, activity centres, national trust sites and more. These are usually either free to use or take a small charge to access the map. To find your local orienteering course head to https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/pocs and check out the interactive map.

Make orienteering competitive by splitting into teams and challenging the groups to tick off all the checkpoints in the quickest amount of time. Orienteering course often don’t have a suggested route, so it is up to the group to decide which checkpoints to tick off in which order.

If you are limited to time and have a large course, set a time limit and see which group can tick off the most checkpoints in that time.

For more information on what orienteering is and how you can take part, visit https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/

Keeping Everyone Safe

  • Activity MUST be supervised by a leader or parent/carer at ALL times.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST assess risk before taking part.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST ensure that current Government guidelines are followed at all times (including social distancing, travel etc).
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