Orienteering - test your navigation skills around the forest

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.

Here at Wyre Forest we have three courses available, varying in difficulty and length:

  • Course A – 1.7km. An easier course with almost all of the controls on paths and junctions. Aimed at slightly older children and a great progression from our Gruffalo Orienteering course, this course takes participants around the immediate New Parks area of Wyre Forest.
  • Course B – 1.7km. Very similar to Course A, but uses different control locations and takes participants out in a clockwise direction around the immediate New Parks area.
  • Callow Hill POC – A course that has 3 route options ranging from 1.9km to 4.6km and consists of a total of 25 control points that allows participants the chance to explore the wider New Parks area of Wyre Forest. The level of difficulty increases for these routes as contours and ‘point’ features are used.

All of our courses have been designed in partnership with Harlequins Orienteering Club and are available online for club members, or as a pack from our Visitor Services Point on site.

For younger explorers, try Gruffalo orienteering

Activity information

Wyre Forest, Callow Hill, Bewdley, DY14 9XQ
Maps are available from the Info Pod on-site.