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Derwent Valley Orienteers host orienteering activity at Belper River Gardens

Written by Emma Monkham, Access and Environment Officer at British Orienteering.

In addition to my role as Access and Environment Officer for British Orienteering, I also run a charity for young people and sport. We offer the chance for young people to try new sports during the school holidays.

Enormous thanks to Sal and Dave Chaffey of Derwent Valley Orienteers (DVO) for running an orienteering activity during the October half term holiday at the River Gardens in Belper. The young people LOVED it and have asked when they can try orienteering again, so job done! Sal has run other orienteering activities for my charity and each time the young folk have had a super time. Thank you Sal and Dave from all at Belper Youth Sports.

Sal Chaffey from DVO said:

"After a quick introduction, we did a short map walk from the group's meeting place to Belper River Gardens, where the children and some of the leaders learnt how to set the map and use a dibber. The children had fun using their new skills on 3 simple linear courses, followed by a score course, where most found all 12 controls! They worked in pairs, swapping map and dibber between each activity, and it was great to see the group getting more confident during the session!"

Learn more about Derwent Valley Orienteering Club via their website

Participants at DVO's half term event at Belper River Gardens.