Orienteering is for everyone – Permanent courses to try in Greater Manchester parks
The joy of orienteering is getting from A to B by whichever route you choose. Orienteering is inclusive: anyone aged from 8 to 80 can give it go. Orienteering is usually an outdoor activity, but it can be done indoors too. Parks are good because in addition to the parkland they often have paths and facilities.
There is no reason why anyone, including someone with a disability, who wants to get from A to B their way shouldn’t take to orienteering.
They introduce orienteering and explain how to get started, either at an event or by using one of some 55 Permanent Orienteering Courses in parks in and around Greater Manchester.
Manchester and District Orienteering Club are now pleased to invite both children and adults to our Autumn Series of orienteering events which will take place on Saturday mornings, subject to final permissions being forthcoming:
18th September at Trafford/Sale Water Park, Trafford
2nd October at Bramhall Park, Stockport
13th November at Chorlton Water Park, Manchester
4th December at Bruntwood Park, Stockport
There will be a Yellow course, suitable for newcomers, and a Score event, in which participants visit as many controls as they can within a time limit, and which is suitable for people with some navigational experience. Members of MDOC will be available to offer advice and help get you started.
More information about these events will soon be available on mdoc.org.uk
If you can, please pre-enter via the MDOC entry system, as this will guarantee you a map. [A link to the entry system will be included in the event information on mdoc.org.uk.]
Alternatively, for newcomers, you can advise the series coordinator at least 4 days before the event by sending an email to email@example.com saying how many maps you will need and for which course: yellow or score. This is particularly important if you are thinking of bringing a group to any of these events.
Only a limited number of additional unreserved maps will be printed for each event, and these will be available on a first come, first served basis.
MDOC are pleased to welcome children and adults to their events.