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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.

Download maps

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:

Regular sessions

Matlock Orienteers

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+.

For more details on your next club night, click here, or email matlockO@btinternet.com

One Off Sessions

Tideswell Free Session

Derwent Valley Orienteering are running a free family orienteering taster session at Tideswell Sports Complex. The event is aimed at families with children aged between 7 and 11 but older and younger siblings are welcome.

For more details, click here [PDF 422KB]

Our partners

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

For further information please contact our Sports Development team on 01629 761385 or sportsdevelopment@derbyshiredales.gov.uk.

Sports Development

Town Hall, Bank Road
Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN
01629 761 225
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