Where Did Orienteering Originate?

Where did orienteering originate? The sport has a fascinating history. Its roots are rooted in the military, where it was first used to train soldiers for land navigation. The practice was popularised in the 1930s and spread from Sweden to the Soviet Union, Hungary and elsewhere in Europe. After World Read more…

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What is an Orienteering Activity?

What is an Orienteering Activity? Orienteering involves following a course to reach the control point. To accomplish this, you must visit all the controls in numerical order. Moreover, you should take note of the control locations on your map, so that you can refer to them later. For the best Read more…

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Orienteering in Europe

Orienteering in Europe Orienteering is a sport that combines elements of running and hiking. The Nordic countries have long been the epicenter of orienteering. While there are many different disciplines of orienteering, there is also a sport based around a specific geography. For example, a race in Norway can be Read more…

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Orienteering in the UK

Orienteering in the UK British Orienteering, otherwise known as British Orienteering, is a sport that has become popular across the world. As the national governing body for the sport, it is important to follow the rules and regulations set forth by British Orienteering. There are a few key things that Read more…

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The Sport of Orienteering

The Sport of Orienteering Orienteering is a group of sports that require participants to move quickly through unfamiliar terrain. These games require the use of a topographic map to find control points. Participants are given a topographic map, which they use to navigate through the unfamiliar terrain. This type of Read more…

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Exploring City Orienteering

Exploring City Orienteering The Orienteering, from the French for “Orient”, is a form of city planning in which one proposes a map that shows the route of a large number of people through a large number of sites, while meeting on the way. The Orienteering was first used in ancient Read more…

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Compass For Orienteering

Compass For Orienteering How to use a compass for orienteering is something that is taught in a course in a high school or university, but it’s not very common. Most orienteers that go out without a compass find themselves lost and confused, often not knowing where they are. There are Read more…