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Alternative orienteering activities

Last edited: Thu 23 Apr 2020

Whilst all orienteering fixtures have been suspended for the foreseeable future (see separate news item), you may want to try these ideas... (click read more)

If you are still able to visit local forests or mapped urban areas, you could re-run an old course, or use your maps to create your own courses - perhaps you could connect 5-10 of the same TD4/5-style features (e.g. pits and re-entrants) with lines. Or you could set it as a score event. Or you could do similar activities using the permanent orienteering courses listed on this website. Another simple idea is to close your eyes and draw a wiggly line on an old map, then go to the terrain and follow the line as closely as possible.

In terms of home-based events, you can try some of these activities to practice your orienteering skills: -

Use your daily exercise allowance wisely - and see you out there in the forest or on the streets once the restrictions have been loosened.

Stay safe and well,

David A. (Coach)

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