Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which can be done either on land or water and involves navigating around a course using a detailed map and a compass. The aim is to navigate in sequence between markers 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 navigate the course progressing at your own pace.
This activity teaches the important life skill of map-reading. All levels of age and ability are catered for from simple navigation skills in a large room through finding the hidden marks around the buildings and surrounds at Welton to more advanced sessions in open countryside. After thorough tuition in the basics, including orientating the map, symbols, and scale, more experienced participants can head off in to the Yorkshire wolds to complete a variety of walks including some of the most fantastic views of the river Humber and looking over the Yorkshires moors. This can include orienteering by mountain bike.
Orienteering can take place anywhere from countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds. It’s a great sport for walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors.