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Orienteering

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport, enjoyed by people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, that tests navigational skill and fitness in order to complete a course in the fastest possible time.

An Overview of Orienteering

Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds. It's a great sport for runners, joggers and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors. Orienteering - The adventure sport for all.

Benefits

  • Increases fitness levels but also improves special awareness, decision making and navigation skills.
  • Running and walking over uneven terrain also works the whole of your body and improves balance.
  • Most importantly it gets you out in the great outdoors exploring our amazing countryside, giving you the feel-good factor and reducing stress levels.

Involvement

If attending an event for the first time it's best to search for a 'Level D' event, which will be most suitable for beginners and will have experienced orienteers available to help you get started.

Adaptations and Equipment

To get started you just need a pair of trainers, or comfortable shoes if you're not running, and outdoor clothes suitable for the weather conditions. Everything else will be provided at the event.

Facts

  • Orienteering began in Scandinavia in the 19th Century and was primarily a military training event.
  • It was not until 1919 that the modern version of orienteering was created in Sweden by Ernst Killander as a competitive sport.

Find Orienteering Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Contact your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team

Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland the Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Teams are providing opportunities to support you to become more active.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Go Orienteering

Your time, your pace, your adventure.

Holidays Together

Leicestershire Holidays Together is a free and exciting Department for Education-funded holiday programme for school-aged children and young people

Let's Get Moving: Healthy Spring!

For inspiration and opportunities to get you moving more throughout Spring!

National Governing Bodies

British Orienteering

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Contact Telephone
01629 583037
Abbey Park St Margaret's Pasture Orienteering Trails

Abbey Park St Margaret's Pasture Orienteering Trails

Beginner Permanent Orienteering Trails for you to follow. Maps are at British Orienteering.

Abbey Park Virtual Orienteering

Abbey Park Virtual Orienteering

Virtual orienteering on your smart phone, download map from British orienteering which takes you round Abbey Park.

Abbey Park Pets Corner Orienteering Trails

Abbey Park Pets Corner Orienteering Trails

Beginner Permanent Orienteering Trails for you to follow starting from Abbey Park pets corner.

Western Park Virtual Orienteering

Western Park Virtual Orienteering

Virtual orienteering on your smart phone, around Western Park.

LOPC Orienteering Course

LOPC Orienteering Course

Permanent Orienteering Trails for you to follow in Watermead Country Park. Maps are at British Orienteering.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre

LOPC provides adventurous outdoor activity experiences designed to stimulate, educate and motivate young people and others at affordable prices in a challenging and safe environment.

Active Leicester

Active Leicester

Active Leicester encompasses all sports in the city.

Beaumont Leys (Strasbourg) Virtual Orienteering Trail

Beaumont Leys (Strasbourg) Virtual Orienteering Trail

Smart phone orienteering for you to follow around Beaumont Leys.

Braunstone Frith Virtual Orienteering

Braunstone Frith Virtual Orienteering

Virtual orienteering on your smart phone, download map from British orienteering and download the latest Maprun app. Use the app to check you have done the course correctly and get your time and position on the leader board.

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Ravenhurst Primary School

Ravenhurst Primary School

We are a Leicestershire Primary School with 519 children on roll - aged 4 to 11. We do a range activities such as Activate, The Daily Mile, BBC Supermovers, Go Noodle and HBSSPAN Virtual Challenges.

Watermead Mammoth Orienteering Course

Watermead Mammoth Orienteering Course

Permanent Orienteering Trails for you to follow around Watermead Country Park.

Beaumont Leys Virtual Orienteering

Beaumont Leys Virtual Orienteering

Virtual Orienteering around the Beaumont Leys area.

Arboretum Orienteering Courses

Arboretum Orienteering Courses

Permanent Orienteering Trails for you to follow. Maps are at British Orienteering.

Knighton Park Virtual Orienteering & Trails

Knighton Park Virtual Orienteering & Trails

Virtual orienteering on your smart phone around Knighton Park.

Evington Park Orienteering

Evington Park Orienteering

Permanent Orienteering Trails for you to follow around Evington.

Bennion Pools Orienteering Courses

Bennion Pools Orienteering Courses

Virtual orienteering on your smart phone, download map from British orienteering and download the latest Maprun app. Use the app to check you have done the course correctly and get your time and position on the leader board.

White Horse Orienteering Course

White Horse Orienteering Course

Permanent Orienteering Trails for you to follow starting at White Horse Lane in Birstall.

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Glenfield Virtual Orienteering

Glenfield Virtual Orienteering

Virtual orienteering on your smart phone around Glenfield, download map from British orienteering.

Castle Hill Gorse Hill Orienteering Trails

Castle Hill Gorse Hill Orienteering Trails

Permanent Orienteering Trails for you to follow starting at Castle Hill, Gorse Hill in Anstey.

Riverside Community Primary School

Primary school Foundation, KS1 and 2

Castle Hill Heatherbrook Primary School Orienteering

Castle Hill Heatherbrook Primary School Orienteering

Permanent Orienteering Trails for you to follow around Anstey, starting at Castle Hill Heatherbrook Primary School.

Hamilton Virtual Orienteering Course

Hamilton Virtual Orienteering Course

Orienteering Trail using a smart phone around Hamilton.

Meadow Lane Orienteering Course

Meadow Lane Orienteering Course

Permanent Orienteering Trails for you to follow in Birstall.

Anstey Orienteering Trails

Anstey Orienteering Trails

Permanent Orienteering Trails for you to follow around Anstey.

Metcalf Multisports

Metcalf Multisports

Metcalf Multisports is a sports company with over 15 years experience in primary schools, coaching a variety of sports. We have an approachable and punctual manner and are able to adapt to any environment.

Wigston Central Virtual Orienteering

Wigston Central Virtual Orienteering

Virtual orienteering on your smart phone, download map from British orienteering and download the latest Maprun app. Use the app to check you have done the course correctly and get your time and position on the leader board.

Brocks Hill Virtual Orienteering Courses

Brocks Hill Virtual Orienteering Courses

Virtual orienteering on your smart phone, download map from British orienteering and download the latest Maprun app. Use the app to check you have done the course correctly and get your time and position on the leader board.

Holidays Together - Easter Session (Glenfield)

Holidays Together - Easter Session (Glenfield)

Holidays Together - Metcalf Multisports Easter Session (Glenfield)

Holidays Together - Easter Session (Syston)

Holidays Together - Easter Session (Syston)

Holidays Together - Metcalf Multisports Easter Session (Syston)

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