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. 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. Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban areas, parks and school playgrounds.
British Orienteering – Newcomers Guide
A great way to get started in orienteering is to contact your local club, to find out what is happening near you and have a go. As well as information on events both local and further afield, clubs have advice for beginners and juniors, and in many cases, will run training sessions and other activities to encourage newcomers of all ages and abilities.
Leicestershire Orienteering Club
Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport suitable for all ages and fitness levels that exercises mind and body. The aim is to navigate between checkpoints or controls marked on a special orienteering map. There is no set route so the skill and fun come from trying to find the best way to go.
Orienteering Map – Fosse Meadows, Sharnford
There are permanent orienteering courses set up at Fosse Meadows in Sharnford, with a variety of distances and difficulties. You can find more information here about the courses, maps and details of the park.
Orienteering Map – Huncote Leisure Centre
There is a permanent orienteering course at Huncote Leisure Centre and the surrounding countryside. You may be able to pick up a map at the centre as well as get details from here.