Free Orienteering Course at Warsop Park as “Area Needing More Activities”

The course, which challenges people to navigate between different points, was launched at Carr Lane Park.

It was funded with money from the former Mansfield District Leisure Trust, which provided leisure services on behalf of Mansfield Council.

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Children from Church Vale Primary School embark on the orientation journey with Geoff Waller, former chairman of the Mansfield District Leisure Trust.

Geoff Waller, former chairman of MDLT, said: ‘Warsop lost its recreation center in 2018 and is an area that needs more activity options for local families so we were keen to focus on the town , when deciding which place to choose. place the orientation course.

“The Carrs is a popular green space and a good size, so it seemed like the perfect place for it.

“We chose orienteering as we felt that by having something permanent in the town it would create a legacy for the old trust and provide fun and active entertainment for all age groups for children. years to come.

“The route is just under 3.5 kilometers and contains 19 points for visitors to discover. All you need is a bit of energy, a pen or pencil and a good sense of direction.

Councilor Andy Burgin, the council’s portfolio holder for recreation and member of Warsop Carrs, said: “It’s great to see another outdoor activity added to the area.

“Orienteering is an ideal solution as it can be used by residents of all ages and abilities and will provide fun challenges within the community.

“I can’t wait to see it blossom.”

Dino J. Dotson