Date: Thursday 18 June 2020
Outdoor Adventure Awaits in a Socially Distanced Way!
British Orienteering and orienteering clubs around the UK are working together to promote Permanent Orienteering Courses as a way of discovering the outdoors in a socially distanced way. Some clubs have also developed these virtually, so you can simply complete courses with your GPS smartphone or watch.
Orienteering is an outdoor sport that involves participants following a course marked on a map and finding their way to a series of checkpoints. It is up to participants to decide which way to go, which is all part of the fun and sets it apart from just a walk or run.
Peter Hart Chief Executive Officer at British Orienteering says:
Never has the opportunity been greater to promote and enjoy the benefits of active outdoor life in the UK. What better way to re-start than by going orienteering on one of over 500 permanent orienteering courses? These courses offer family friendly adventurous activity and challenges for everyone.
Neil Cameron Chair of The Orienteering Foundation, says:
We are grateful that so many landowners have set up permanent orienteering courses and hope that this new video about these courses will encourage even more people to appreciate the variety of countryside that the public has access to. We are delighted to have funded this video which we hope landowners will publicise to help the public to make the most of these courses as they visit these beautiful areas.
Permanent Orienteering Courses are great for…
- Enjoying the fresh air and getting outdoors and active
- Discovering a different area
- Learning new life skills like navigation and map reading
- Available at a time or day that suits you best
Permanent Orienteering Courses can also be used as part of a training routine. Courses can be completed at any time, and at your own pace. You just need to download a map either from the British Orienteering website or your local orienteering club and away you go!
To find out more information and how to find a course check out https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/Outdoor_Adventure