Join Gruffalo on his forest adventure with our fun, interaactive self-led Orienteering Course
What is orienteering?
Orienteering is a fun navigational challenge and involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making. Participants must use a map to find a series of points as efficiently and quickly as possible.
For more information about orienteering visit British Orienteering.
Try Gruffalo orienteering
Kids will love the excitement of using a simple map to try and find twelve Gruffalo markers. Once they've found each marker they need to answer the question related to the marker in their Gruffalo orienteering leaflet.
Children can choose to run or walk the course and can time themselves against the clock if they want to increase the challenge.
The course is suitable for children up to eight years old. Before you begin the course, pick up a Gruffalo orienteering leaflet with certificate and a course map is available to buy from the forest for £1.50.
The course will be open from 15th July 2016. 7am to dusk (see home page for current closing time). No booking is required*.
Trail starting point
Just past the Jeskyns cafe.
Length of trail
Usual parking charges apply.
Gruffalo Orienteering Course Maps
Buy your map from the Jeskyns Cafe. Cost £1.50
School groups can arrange self-led visits by contacting the Jeskyns Rangers 01474 825118 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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