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Finding these darker nights testing after a long day at school or work?

Are you feeling like you just want to be doing something different at the weekends?  

Autumn exercise is important for maintaining physical and mental health and Orienteering is extremely well placed to provide an opportunity for individuals, couples, and families to enjoy the fresh air whilst being surrounded by stunning autumn colours.

Permanent Orienteering Courses across the UK provide opportunities of discovering the outdoors locally or further afield.   There are also many Virtual Orienteering Courses which you can do via GPS smartphone or watch.  They are suitable for all ages, and abilities.

The challenge is to discover checkpoints in the form of posts or plaques, in forests, heathlands, parks, and green spaces across the UK. The combination of physical and mental exercise often in stunning locations is like no other, and at this time of year with the added bonus of being surrounded by the beauty of autumn colour.  You can find, navigate and complete courses at any time, and at your own pace. You just need a map to get you started!

British Orienteering now has a dedicated portal for Permanent and Virtual Orienteering; Here you can find courses near you, download maps and find out more.

P.S. Don't forget to share your pics on the British Orienteering’s Facebook page and Twitter account.


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