Getting orientated!

East Pennine Orienteering Club are offering new coaching sessions in Greenhead Park for anyone who’d like to have a go at orienteering or improve their skills.
Orienteering is an exciting outdoor sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
The new sessions are on Mondays 18th and 25th June and 2nd, 9th and 16th July from 5.30pm-6.30pm. Participants will learn to navigate quickly and accurately using a detailed map of the Park, use orienteering techniques and develop new skills. There’ll also be an optional 30 minutes physical training for orienteering at the end of each session.
Meet near the tennis courts – cost £1 per map.
You can find out more about orienteering at or contact Coach Viv Barraclough on 07968 243536 or