Orienteering routes for everyone from beginners to experts

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.

Various trails are available for children and families, beginners and experts.

  • Star (easy) - aimed at complete beginners and helps you to become familiar with the visitor centre surroundings.
  • Line (moderate) - ventures further into the woods using well surfaced paths and variable terrain.
  • Course A (hard) - a more challenging course with control points located deeper into the woods and more remote navigation and variable conditions underfoot.
  • Course B (hard) - our hardest course with steeper and more varied terrain and greater distance. 

Trail information

Orienteering maps can be purchased from the visitor centre and cost £1.50 each.

Grade - Various
Is this activity for you?
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Our orienteering facilities are located throughout the forest. The routes are largely flat, and the surfaces will vary from gravel surfaced tracks, to natural forest paths and off-track woodland
Trail Length
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Star: 0.4 miles (0.6km)
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Line: 0.9 miles (1.4km)
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Course A: 1.5 miles (2.4km)
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Course B: 2.2 miles (3.5km)