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 takes place on our new permanent course set up on the Welsh Harp Open Space covering open fields and woodland. The course is in three sections that can be mixed and matched to suit your groups abilities. 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.

We can provide “one-off” taster sessions or a series of sessions with training in map reading, use of compass and related exercises. The session will start with a safety briefing followed by some tuition in the skills required for the sessions activities before setting off on the course, a warm-up session. Our Orienteering Leader can also visit your school to run training sessions before they take on the course.

We can take groups up to 30 for a two hour session and generally, College and Senior students can run solo or in pairs (depending on ability) and Primary School students in small groups of 3-4 with a teacher or responsible adult. To take part, students need to be wearing suitable trainers and long trousers (no shorts) and long sleeved tops with a coat depending on the weather. The courses have been set up with safety in mind and students are not expected to leave the marked tracks and paths, apart from on open playing fields, but there is a chance that they could brush by some nettles or brambles. The course is away from the reservoir banks and there are no roads to cross.

We can provide orienteering training from Primary School to University students and can train for the British Orienteering Young Leader Award. We have added some smaller courses and activities around our compound – even an indoor course! We can also provide maps for members of the public to use the courses – we even have a “Snap-Nav” system in place which can be used with an i-phone app to record times and control points.

Download our Phoenix Outdoor Centre – Schools & Groups Price List – 2019 or for more details and bookings contact:

Centre Activities Manager – Mark Underwood – 07854 655968 / mark@phoenixoutdoorcentre.co.uk

Centre Development Director – Phil Atkinson – 07837 585798  / phil@phoenixoutdoorcentre.co.uk



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