Official opening of a new orienteering course at Ollerton Pit Wood

A new orientation course has opened its doors to make this outdoor sport accessible to the inhabitants of the commune.

Ollerton Mayor Ryan King officially opened the new orienteering course at Ollerton Pit Wood.

Ollerton Mayor Ryan King with students at the opening of the course. (58040145)

Active4Today has supported the Nottinghamshire Orienteering Club with Forestry England in the development of orienteering courses across the district.

Mayor Ryan King opens the orientation course.  (58040159)
Mayor Ryan King opens the orientation course. (58040159)

The creation of this course will ensure that the sport of orienteering is accessible to residents and community groups can use the course to further their enjoyment of the woods.

Forestry England representatives at Ollerton Pit Woods with students.  (58040166)
Forestry England representatives at Ollerton Pit Woods with students. (58040166)

The permanent orientation courses are useful for people who have never tried this sport before. The suggested courses at Ollerton Pit Wood start with the very easy course to help people feel confident from the start.

The routes then progress in terms of difficulty but all are manageable for those who want to walk or run regularly and keep in shape outdoors.

Students from several schools attended the opening and tried out the class with Mayor Ryan King.  (58040173)
Students from several schools attended the opening and tried out the class with Mayor Ryan King. (58040173)

Children from Forest View Academy, Parkgate Academy and St. Joseph’s Primary School attended the opening and had the chance to experience one of the courses.

Also in attendance were District Councilors Tim Wildgust and Lee Brazier.

The course has received positive feedback from those who have been involved in walking the course and enjoying the area.



Dino J. Dotson