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Any Weekend Plans? Outdoor Adventure Awaits in a Socially Distanced Way!

Permanent Orienteering Courses are a perfect way to discover and have an Outdoor Adventure, and can still be done within social distancing requirements!

British Orienteering and orienteering clubs around the UK are working together to promote Permanent Orienteering Courses as a way of discovering the outdoors in a socially distanced way.  Some clubs have also developed these virtually, so you can simply complete courses with your GPS smartphone or watch.

Orienteering is an outdoor sport that involves participants following a course marked on a map and finding their way to a series of checkpoints. It is up to participants to decide which way to go, which is all part of the fun and sets it apart from just a walk or run.

Permanent and Virtual Orienteering Courses are great for…

  • Enjoying the fresh air and getting outdoors and active
  • Discovering a different area
  • Learning new life skills like navigation and map reading
  • Available at a time or day that suits you best

Find out more about Permanent Orienteering Courses and download maps using the filter to find courses suitable for all abilities, including wheelchair access here.

Before you download a map - check out this video just been released by The Orienteering Foundation, a charity supporting orienteering in the UK, explaining how to get started on a Permanent Orienteering Course.

Permanent and Virtual Orienteering Courses can also be used as part of a training routine. Courses can be completed at any time, and at your own pace. You just need to download a map either from the British Orienteering website or your local orienteering club and away you go!

You are now all set!  All you need to do now is download your map and go! 

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Don't forget to tell us about how you get on?  
We would love to hear from you about your socially distanced Outdoor Adventures and Orienteering experiences.