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  • Visitors and newcomers dominate at Pommy Kelly Munyard tried orienteering for the first time and did well enough to win her course at the Waggaroos orienteering event at Pomingalarna Park last Sunday. Kelly participated on the ...
    Posted 2 Jul 2019, 16:11 by Alex Davey
  • Strong home win for Waggaroos The extended Seaman family led Waggaroos to a comfortable victory in event 4 of the Interclub Orienteering Challenge at Connorton last Sunday. Seven year-old Ryder Seaman won the Easy ...
    Posted 18 Jun 2019, 04:50 by Alex Davey
  • Good turnout at Willan's Hill The Matthews family had an excellent day at the Waggaroos orienteering event on Willan's Hill last Sunday with successes on both the Easy and Moderate navigation courses and winning ...
    Posted 10 Jun 2019, 04:08 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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