What is it?

Orienteering is an exciting and challenging outdoor sport that exercises mind and body.

The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map.

In competitive orienteering the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time choosing your own best route.

Who is it for?

If you like exploring new places, getting off the beaten track, enjoy looking at maps or simply want to add variety to a run or walk then orienteering could be for you.

It doesn’t matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can choose a course to suit you and go at your own pace.

If you are interested in TrailO, a form of orienteering competition where people of all levels of physical ability, including wheelchair users, can compete on equal terms, please click here.

Where can you do it?

Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban areas, parks and school playgrounds.

Each different terrain offers a new challenge, and when combined with changes of seasons and weather,  it is said that no two orienteering races are the same.