“Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map 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.” British Orienteering Federation.

We have two orienteering courses, both suitable for different levels of experience. The first one is based on the Mottistone Down, around the area of the Neolithic Longstone. It is ideal for younger school groups as a supported walk, or for older children who may be able to complete the course on their own depending on their age and level of experience. It is also ideal for families with young children who can spend the half day exploring this historic area whilst engaging in the orienteering course.

Neolithic Longstone
Neolithic Longstone

The second course is based in Parkhurst Forest, this course can be adapted in order to make it a challenge for even the most competent navigator. All those who complete either course will take away a certificate of achievement.

Our Orienteering Site


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