Arran Outdoor Education Centre has its own orienteering course based on site, as well as in the grounds of Brodick Castle Country Park.
We have a wide range of courses and events to suit everyone, from young children to adults.
The skill of navigation is key to orienteering.
Our instructors will give you a coaching session prior to starting an event. This will cover subjects like:
- setting the map
- route choice
- identifying map features
Orienteers can participate individually or as a team. To be successful, you will need to:
- plan ahead
- keep track of time
- act responsibly whilst out on the course
The courses can be run, walked and sometimes even cycled. You can also take part in orienteering at night!
Orienteering can give a great sense of freedom – not only through learning the skill of navigation, but because you’re let loose to forge your own route in order to beat the clock. Remember though – accuracy always beats speed!
All our courses are laid out in easily defined areas. Although it is still definitely possible to get a bit lost – which is part of the fun – the instructors are able to keep track of everyone’s rough location.