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Orienteering in Walsall

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on a map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace. Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds. The most challenging orienteering takes place in areas, which has demanding terrain and few paths. To start orienteering all you need is a sense of adventure and a pair of trainers. It’s a great sport for runners, joggers and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors.

Orienteering – an adventure sport for all!

We currently have orienteering maps set up for three of our sites, Barr Beacon, Rough Wood Chase, and Fibbersley Local Nature Reserve. The maps for these are linked below for each site.

Barr Beacon ( Five Maps )
Length - Short ___________Map 1______________Difficulty - Easy
Length - Medium _________Map 2_____________Difficulty - Easy
Length - Short____________Map 3_____________Difficulty - Medium
Length - Medium__________Map 4_____________Difficulty - Medium
Length - Long____________Map 5a_____________Difficulty - Hard
Length - Long____________Map 5b_____________Difficulty - Hard


Fibbersley Local Nature Reserve ( Six Maps )
Length - Short _________Map 1_______________Difficulty - Easy
Length - Short__________Map 2 ______________Difficulty - Easy
Length - Short__________Map 3_______________Difficulty - Medium
Length - Short__________Map 4_______________Difficulty - Medium
Length - Medium________Map 5______________Difficulty -Medium
Length - Medium________Map 6______________Difficulty - Hard
Rough Wood Local Nature Reserve ( Eight Maps )
Length - Short __________Map 1______________Difficulty - Easy
Length - Short___________Map 2______________Difficulty - Easy
Length - Short___________Map 3______________Difficulty - Medium
Length - Medium________Map 4 ______________Difficulty - Medium
Length - Medium________Map 5______________Difficulty - Medium
Length - Long___________Map 6______________Difficulty - Hard
Length - Long___________Map 7______________Difficulty - Hard
Length - Long___________Map 8______________Difficulty - Hard

For more information about these three sites, please find them alongside our other countryside sites on this page

For more details about orienteering, or the parks and green spaces of Walsall, please contact cleanandgreen@walsall.gov.uk , or call us on 01922653344