British Orienteering

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.

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.


Xplorer is a fun family challenge aimed at primary and pre-school children and their parents, grandparents and guardians.

Imagine an activity you can do with all the family (not just drop off the kids and go shopping or read a book)! Imagine an activity where it doesn’t matter how young, old or fit you are (you can run, walk or jog at your own pace)! Finally imagine the excitement of a scavenger hunt in the woods, or a treasure hunt in your local park. That’s us!

Children will enjoy using a simple map to try and find secret animals, and interesting facts pictured on markers hidden around the park. They can run or walk the courses and can choose to time themselves against the clock for an additional competition.

Xplorer is a fun navigational challenge and involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making. Kids love the excitement of searching for secret animal markers using a simple map of the park to find their way.

Xplorer will:

  • Help you to engage local families in multi-generational outdoor physical activity.
  • Increase footfall in your parks, house grounds or open spaces.
  • Encourage visitors to Xplore the whole site.
  • Improve secondary spend in park facilities.


Please contact British Orienteering to discuss your options on tel. 01629 583037 or

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