For the past few months we have been working with the staff at The Chiltern Open Air Museum to install a brand new Permanent Orienteering Course on site. When it is unveiled, it will become the latest visitor attraction designed to encourage families and school groups to explore the museum grounds.
We have created two brand new orienteering maps of the entire site, including a small woodland area with trails running through it. Visitors will be able to pick up a map, choose a suitable length course and set about exploring the hidden areas of the museum.
The facility will also be used as part of the Chiltern Open Air Museum education programme, encouraging children and young adults to get active and explore the outdoors.
Permanent Orienteering Courses
To do orienteering without attending a competition or race, you can visit a permanent orienteering course and take part in your own time and at your own pace. They are fantastic facilities for public enjoyment and are used by a variety of groups including, The Scouts, Schools, Families or Individuals. The set up differs from course to course but to see whats available, visit the British Orienteering website and enter your postcode.
In the UK there are currently over 500 Permanent Orienteering Courses so there is probably one in a park near you!