Learn orienteering techniques for hill walking, fell running or mountain marathons
Join our two-part MapActive course in May and June to become a more confident map reader and explore new trails, woods or urban areas. This course will show you how to:
- Select the best routes and minimize mistakes
- Stay in contact with the map
- Relocate when you get lost
- When and how to use a compass
- Be more confident and have more fun
Your coaches will include Chris Millard, Darren Cooke and Ann-Marie Duckworth. All are successful orienteers and Ann-Marie has coached the East Midlands Junior Orienteering Squad for many years.
Who is the course for?
The programme is suitable for adults and children aged 9 years and older who are either complete beginners or already have some map reading experience, but want to learn more advanced skills.
The practical exercises have different levels of difficulty suitable for adults and children based on their experience. Adults can complete these activities individually or in groups and can be taught how to support/shadow younger children.
How is the course structured?
The course is in two parts, each designed to progressively build competence and confidence in map reading and fundamental navigation.
The May and June Saturday sessions will be held in two parks in Derby and involve face-to-face coaching explaining techniques and practical exercises on an orienteering map.
There are also mid-week follow-up Zoom sessions to answer any questions and reinforce learning.Learn more about dates and times