New to Orienteering

This video gives you a taste of what the sport is all about.

Competitors are timed from start to the finish, navigating around a course marked on a specially drawn map. You will be using a computerised timing system that will show you how long it takes between each point on the course and your overall time. The skill is in following the route to find all of the control points. At each control feature you will find a small flag hanging with a number or a series of letters to indicate that you have found the right place. It is a sport that pitches you against the map, terrain, time and if you are truly competitive, the other participants. You get the chance to see parts of the park or forest that most people never go to and with the added bonus that you are getting active.

All events organised by Norfolk Orienteering Club have courses for all ages and abilities. Newcomers and families are welcome and help for beginners will be available. You can take part in groups or on your own. If you want to get out in the countryside and take a run or walk with a bit of navigational challenge, it is a sport you will enjoy.

Find out more by selecting from the drop-down list that appears when you hover over the Newcomers button.

If you have any questions or to find out more you can contact any member of the committee, get in touch via Facebook or give the membership secretary Nicky Nicholls  a call on 01603 781411.