Markeaton - Saturday 4 May 2024

MapActive Navigation Course Stage 1

About this event

Learn orienteering techniques for hill walking, fell running or mountain marathons

Join Stage 1 of our MapActive course which will take place on Saturday 4th and Saturday 11th May to become a more confident map reader and explore new trails, woods or urban areas.

From little or no orienteering experience participants will develop an understanding of orienteering maps and how to use them.

Participants will learn how to:

  • relate features on the map to the ground
  • choose and follow a route using line features (handrails – e.g.  paths, fences).
  • progress to following routes to checkpoints on and not far off handrails and to cut corners between handrails

This is Stage 1 of the course which must be pre-entered. Learn more here.



Postcode: DE22 4NH

Grid reference: SK332377

Parking: Markeaton Play Centre Car Park, Markeaton Lane, Derby, DE22 4NH

Event details

Start times: 13:00 - 15:00

Registration: .

Dogs : TBC

Event officials

Planner: Chris Millard

Organiser: Chris Millard - Contact:

Type of event: Activity

Entries and other event details

How to enter

Please enter online via the button below.

The closing date for entries is Tuesday 30th April 2024 at 11.59 AM.

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Future events

Thursday 18 April 2024

Thursday 25 April 2024
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Sat 4 and Sat 11 May 2024

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Derwent Valley Orienteers are a friendly, active club with members throughout Derbyshire.

We welcome new members whatever your experience and can help you learn orienteering and how to improve, either informally or through coaching.

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We’re supported by the Orienteering Foundation

In 2023, thanks to a grant from the Orienteering Foundation, our Club is focusing on offering training courses for newcomers and help at local events in the Derby Area and beyond, but open to people from across Derbyshire.