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  • Waggaroos to resume local orienteering competitions! Yes ….we are resuming competitive orienteering…..although it needs to be a little different to comply with existing Government Orders and ONSW Policy.The principles of the revised operating protocols ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2020, 03:20 by Alex Davey
  • Rocky Hill training courses - now removed from website As with the Pomingalarna, the training courses have been removed from the website and tapes taken in from the forest.Following on from the Pomingalarna courses posted last week, we ...
    Posted by Alex Davey
  • Pomingalarna training courses - now removed from website With local events due to start next week, the training courses have been removed from the website and tapes taken in from the forest.With the easing of COVID-19 ...
    Posted by Alex Davey
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What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is a sport, which combines outdoor adventure with map reading and navigational skills. It involves navigating though the bush, parks or streets with the aid of a specially produced map and orienteering compass, with the aim being to locate checkpoints (controls) on various natural and man-made features along the way, such as a boulder, track junction, bench seat or street lamp. Controls are generally represented by distinctive orange and white flags (pictured).

The skill in orienteering is in choosing the best route between controls — while beginners' courses may not offer choice, as you progress you will learn to decide between options — perhaps over a hill or a longer route which goes round it. It is this stimulating mental challenge as well as the physical activity that makes orienteering so popular. Each event may have a number of courses of differing lengths and levels of difficulty occurring at the same time.

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