Orienteering

Within Combe Hill Wood there are a number of orienteering courses. Simply use the map to guide you through different parts of the wood and find the checkpoints (wooden posts with red/white triangle markers).

These courses are available for anyone to try and no previous experience is necessary.You can walk, run, take the dog, or the children. However, if you have pushchairs, or are not very mobile, we would recommend that you follow the White course, which stays on the top of the hill using the gravel tracks.

Parents with children can enjoy learning the techniques together. This activity also works very well for organised groups, with the group leader timing the participants.

There are four courses for you to choose from. These are colour coded and will progress you through from beginner to a more difficult level.

CourseCourse Length (point to point)No. of CheckpointsDifficulty
White0.9km6Beginners
Yellow1.5km9Bit harder and more physical
Orange2.2km14Moderate
ScoreAs many checkpoints as you can do in one hour25 MaxDifficult

Maps

When you have chosen the course(s) you wish to do, download and print off:

For any queries relating to the orienteering course, please email Mike Crockett mjcsquared@talktalk.net