The Board of Directors have committed to following the respective advice of each government, and therefore there are likely to be periods when types of orienteering activities permitted, vary between different parts of the UK, depending on the government guidelines and regulations.
The latest statement from British Orienteering can be found below.
British Orienteering has a wide range of free orienteering activities which are fun and easy to do around your home and garden. See below for our top suggestions and resources.
Have a look at some advice on how to use downloadable software called OCAD to Map your Home. For a home map, we simply recommend using a green triangle as the start symbol and red circles numbered for the markers.
For traditional control markers, download and print these numbered markers (1 to 10, plus two blanks) and design your own course around your house and garden.
Dizzy Directions - Challenge your child to race to the different compass points. Learn about the activity and download the markers you'll need here.
More videos demonstrating this activity are available on our YouTube channel.
Knolls and Depressions
We have a range of quick puzzles to download and try. Can you complete them all?
Matching Symbols - Can you match the map feature, with the terrain picture and the control description?
Lots more Downloadable resources will appear here in due course.
There are lots of other resources out there some of which are below. If you have something to share please get in touch with us and as long as we can get the permission, we'll share it here.
Learn more about how to Map your home with OCADs handy guidance & symbol key
Try some of Scottish Orienteering puzzles
Try O Gaming with Catching Features
Practice your Orienteering in the forest online
Find some useful Physical Education Games for Children and the Gone Outdoors Game
Look at route choices with WorldofO
Use Routegadget to analyse route choices
Get virtual with MapRun
IOF list of other Orienteering software and useful links
Sport England's advice and supporting resources on how to Stay Active at Home
Learning Resources from the Youth Sport Trust
England Athletics at home resources including downloads and videos