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 these distinctive orange and white flags.
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.
Next event: Cancelled due to ban on Community sports under NSW Health orders:
Sunday 17th October 2021, Wolfram map . NSW Public Health orders continue to ban all Community sport, so we unfortunately have no option other than to cancel the Wolfram event scheduled for 17th October.
The club Committee meeting on Monday 11th will discuss whether the postponed Willan's Hill event (from 29th August) will be rescheduled or held over to next year. The Committee will also discuss the format and venues for our Summer Series.