According to Nottinghamshire Orienteering Club:

Orienteering is an adventure sport that tests navigational skill and fitness in order to complete a course in the fastest possible time. But Orienteering is also a recreation suitable for all members of the family from 2 to 92. It gives healthy exercise at whatever pace is comfortable for you.

Maps are specially drawn to a large scale. You navigate from a starting point through ten to twenty control points to the finish. Each control point is positioned on a particular feature where a red and white control flag is placed showing a unique control code.

British Orienteering is the National Governing Body for Orienteering.

Nottinghamshire Orienteering Club provides opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to get involved in Orienteering across Nottinghamshire.

Permanent courses

A list of the permanent orienteering courses in Nottinghamshire - information courtesy of Nottinghamshire Orienteering Club

  • Bestwood Country Park - SK571463
    Maps available from Tony Buckland: 01636 812573. Groups arrange access via Head Ranger: 0115 927 3674.
    Suitable for wheelchairs.
  • Boughton Brake - SK669692
    Maps available from Ollerton Library: ollerton.library@nottscc.gov.uk
  • Bulwell Hall Park - Map available via Nottingham City Council
  • Clumber Park - SK625745
    Maps from Park Shop or Estate Office: 01909 476592. Groups arranged by Estate Office.
    Wheelchair course available. National Trust property therefore vehicle access charges apply.
  • Colwick Park - Map available via Nottingham City Council
  • Forest Rec - Map available via Nottingham City Council
  • Rufford Country Park - SK643647
    Maps available from Visitor Centre shops.
    Suitable for wheelchairs.
  • Rushcliffe Country Park - SK579324
    Maps available from the Visitor Centre.
  • Sherwood Forest - SK628676
    Maps available from Visitor Centre. Groups arrange via head ranger: 016923 823202. No large groups/events.
    Suitable for wheelchairs.
  • Southglade Park - Map available via Nottingham City Council
  • Vicar Water Country park - SK587627
    Maps available from the head ranger or Keith Streb: 01623 473401
  • Wollaton Park - Map available via Nottingham City Council
  • Woodthorpe Grange Park - Map available via Nottingham City Council

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