Orientation lessons given at Baggeridge Country Park

Oreintering is open to all ages

From Saturday, for six weeks, there will be coaching sessions and exercises to test map reading and navigation skills.

The Arlequins Orienteering Club will host the events.

A spokesperson said: “A series of six sessions specially designed for people who have never done orienteering on Saturdays from 1pm to 2.30pm.

“Each week offers a short coaching session with games and exercises to develop map reading and navigation skills. Afterwards, a choice of lessons will be offered to participants to practice their new skills.”

The spokesperson added: “Orienteering is the navigational sport of finding your way between a series of checkpoints in a park, forest, city or hill – at your own pace – without It’s great fun and we’re here to help you gain the confidence you need to make your orienteering a great experience.

“At the end of the series, the goal is to be able to navigate with map and compass at a level where you can participate in our regular orienteering races. The skills covered in each session are listed below. If you If If you want to know more in advance, check out the New to Orienteering page for some tips, tricks and lots of links.”

Sessions are open to individuals and groups, although children under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

For more information visit harlequins.org.uk.

Dino J. Dotson