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Orienteering pack

Westonbirt has three permanent orienteering courses designed as a safe introduction to orienteering – while also allowing exploration of the beautiful but often overlooked Silk Wood area of the arboretum. 

An orienteering pack is available to groups providing details of the three courses, a risk assessment and suggestions for running orienteering activities.

Orienteering site map shows the control point locations for all three courses

Leaf identification - each control point has a letter to collect and a leaf engraving for participants to practice their identification or to make leaf rubbings.

General booking information

To prevent conflicts between users, the orienteering courses are only available to one group per day – strictly on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact the learning team to check the availability of your preferred date. Please refer to our orienteering pack for worksheets, risk assessment and other important information.

Due to the location of the courses we strongly recommend that you also arrange a pre-visit to familiarise yourself with the layout of Silk Wood. For further advice please contact the education team on 0300 067 4856.

Last updated: 8th August 2016


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