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Orienteering

What is orienteering?

Orienteering gives you the opportunity to get outside and explore your local parks and countryside. There are courses available at 4 Bracknell Forest sites, set out in this guide.

Orienteering is an exciting challenge out in the countryside for both children and adults to find points in the landscape using only a map and a compass. It can be enjoyed either as a competitive sport or merely as a walk around some of the parks and countryside in Bracknell Forest.

A course consists of a start point, a series of control sites that are marked by numbered circles on the map in the order they are to be visited, and a finish.

It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can walk, jog or run the course and progress at your own pace.

What do I need?

To start, all you need is a compass, a sense of adventure, a pair of trainers or outdoor shoes, outdoor clothes and a course map. To get the most out of orienteering it is recommended to join a club.

Courses in Bracknell Forest

Funding

The mapping of the parks and provision of permanent orienteering courses was part of a project in association with the council and Berkshire Orienteers, funded by The Big Lottery Fund.

Help shape your local countryside

Are you interested in helping shape the future of your local countryside? If you are, why not become a member of the Bracknell Forest Local Countryside Access Forum?

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