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Orienteering Course

Orienteering is an exciting and challenging outdoor sport that exercises both mind and body.

The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map.

As a competitive sport the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time choosing your own best route.

As a recreational activity it does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run or walk making progress at your own pace on the courses planned to suit you. 

Gruffalo Orienteering

Kids will love the excitement of using a simple map to try to find twelve  Gruffalo markers

Family Orienteering

Click to download or Family Orienteering Map

Intermediate Course

Middle and Long Orienteering Course





Last updated: 1st June 2018

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What's Here?

  • Cafe
  • Dogs on lead
  • Educational
  • Orienteering
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Running
  • Trail (easy)
  • Trail (moderate)
  • Toliets (gents)
  • Toliets (ladies)


OS Grid ref: SK611625
Postcode: NG21 9JL

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England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.