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Orienteering

BOFOrienteering 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 information:

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.