O – Grab your friends and family and get outside for some Orienteering.
Orienteering requires navigational skills using a map and compass to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain, and normally moving at speed. Participants are given a topographical map, usually a specially prepared orienteering map, which they use to find control points.
Usually, orienteering is a timed race in which participants start at staggered intervals, are individually timed, and are expected to perform all navigation on their own.
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