Orienteering is a fun outdoor activity which is suitable for all ages and abilities. 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. It does not matter how fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
New permanent orienteering courses are now available in four of our parks and recreation grounds, maps complete with easy to follow instructions are free to download, just choose the course you want to try from the following list:
- Ashbourne - Ashbourne Recreation Ground [PDF 1.4MB]
- Bakewell - Bakewell Recreation Ground [PDF 1.4MB]
- Matlock - Dimple Playing Fields [PDF 1.4MB]
- Matlock - Hall Leys Park [PDF 1.4MB]
Matlock Orienteers hold regular club nights from April to November. Club nights are a great way to have fun and meet new families whilst keeping active. No experience is necessary and they are suitable for all fitness levels, ages and abilities. Everyone is welcome including families and individuals aged 14+.
Working in partnership with our local orienteering club, Derwent Valley Orienteering Club and British Orienteering, each course has been professionally mapped to include a short, medium and long option so participants can progress as they improve their skills and fitness levels