What is orienteering?
Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves walking or running whilst navigating around a course using a detailed map and sometimes a compass. The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds. It’s a great sport for runners, joggers and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors.
Try orienteering with ELO
Visitors and members are always welcome at our events. While we always welcome new recruits, there is no obligation to join our Club. However, if you aren’t already a member of an O Club we will encourage you to join ELO and British Orienteering (BOF).
Don’t be afraid to participate. There will always be someone to give you guidance at our events. All you need is enthusiasm and footwear suitable for the countryside. Contact us and try one of our local events – you can’t go wrong!
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