is a sport where competitors navigate their way between
control points marked on a specially drawn map. There
are various orienteering disciplines,of which Foot-O
is the most common. For these events, courses vary in
length from about 2km for beginners to over 12km for
the more experienced orienteers.
Orienteering takes place in a variety of places, from
town parks to forest and moorlands. It is an easy, painless
way of staying fit or getting into shape. Your physical
exertion goes almost unnoticed as you read a map and
follow your route, and for the good athlete and map-reader
there is the unique challenge of finding you way over
complex and rough terrain while running at speed.
The awards for Orienteering are split over 5 different
levels starting with Level 1 and progressing to Level
5 for the more advanced orienteer. The minimum age for
each of these levels is 16 years old. Other prerequisites
exist such as a valid First Aid Certificate, depending
on the level you wish to be assessed at. Please select
one of the following Certifcate options for further
Currently Somerset ACF can only offer up to and including
Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Orienteering, we hope
to be able offer more qulaification courses within this
sport in the near future.