Orienteering is a great outdoor adventure sport that exercises both your mind and body! Suitable for all age groups and fitness levels this exciting sport can take place anywhere. Develop your skills in your back garden and then go further afield to explore your local town, parks and forests.
Map reading is a big part of orienteering and being able to navigate between markers on a map is key to finding the best route. To help develop these skills our Live Life Outdoors team have developed an introduction to map reading task. Get outdoors and make your own garden map.
A map is a bird's eye view of the ground below. Can you imagine you are an eagle soaring above your garden on a warm sunny day?
If you can't get out and about why not create a map of your living room or bedroom.
The Scottish Orienteering Association have more information on getting started with orienteering. Watch their short video on map making: Part One - Maps
Please share any of your fun activity picture to our Live Life Aberdeenshire Facebook page so we can see how you are getting on – more orienteering activities will be shared soon!