Orienteering Anytime

A permanent orienteering course means you can go at a time that suits you!

CHIG’s Permanent Orienteering Courses

  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park [coming soon]
  • Hainault Forest Country Park
  • Beckton
  • Southern Country Park, Bishops Stortford
  • Harlow Town Park [relaunch event coming soon]

The Harlow Town Park course has been designed by Chigwell & Epping Forest Orienteering Club, with the co-operation of Harlow Council and financial assistance from Harlow Recreation Trust and from Awards for All.

Other Permanent Courses

There are other permanent courses around the south-east of England – full details here.

Top Tip

A key skill in finding the control markers is setting the map. This means turning the map until the symbols on the map line up with the corresponding features on the ground. This helps to ensure you set off in the correct direction. Use tracks and paths to help navigate to the control markers.

Orienteering Anytime – Apps

You can use these Orienteering Anytime Apps at locations in the Lea Valley and Greater London:

MOBO – Use this at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Hampstead Heath.

SnapNAv – You can use this at Mile End Park, Victoria Park, Ray Park, Southern Country Park, Grange Paddocks.

How it works

  1. Get a copy of the map (see details opposite), a small charge may apply. Bring a pen and paper with you.
  2. Find the Start on the Map (The Triangle).
  3. Using the map, decide which orienteering posts (See example in picture above) to find. Each post is marked on the map with a Red Circle.
  4. Go orienteering!
  5. Use the pen and paper to keep a record of the markers you have found and to write down the unique letter for each control.