Orienteering An Adventure Sport For All

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Orienteering Fun

Orienteering-An Adventure Sport For All

No matter how young or old you are, or how fit you are, orienteering could be for you.  On an orienteering course you can walk, jog or run it as you please, at your own pace.

The objective of orienteering is to navigate in sequence between control points which have been marked on a unique orienteering map.  The idea is to plan the best route so that you can finish the course in the fastest time.  It is an outdoor adventure sport which challenges both the mind and the body.

If you are considering starting orienteering all you really need is a sense of adventure and a pair of training shoes.  It is suitable for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and for those who wish to improve their navigational skills.

Orienteering takes place in varied terrains.  The course could be in a city park, or a remote forest, the countryside or even a school playground.  The orienteering courses which prove most challenging take place in demanding terrain where there are few paths.

Orienteering For Schools

Currently in Great Britain, lots of school children take part in orienteering as part of the National Curriculum and in school competitions.

There is a British Schools Orienteering Association, their website is:


If you are a teacher you may be interested in learning more about developing orienteering.  There are regional development officers, as part of British Orienteering, who can offer you advice.  Further below there are also some interesting PDF downloads.

These can be found by clicking on the link below:

If you are a pupil who wishes to learn more about orienteering click on the link below for the Ozone.

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