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The light green orienteering course is temporarily closed.

Orienteering - test your navigation skills around the woods

Why not try your hand at orienteering, a map reading challenge for all levels.

The aim for everyone is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map. If you are a little more competitive the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time.

There is one orienteering permanent course in the forest which has been specially designed for beginners and school groups. Anybody can have a go!  

To purchase a map, contact Friends of Chopwell Wood

Activity information

Chopwell Wood, Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, NE39 1LT
Grade - Various
Is this activity for you?
Our orienteering facilities are located throughout the forest with varying levels of difficulty but have been been specially designed for beginners and school groups.