Orienteering at Greno Woods

orienteeringOrienteering. Photo credit, Sarah Duly

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on the orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time.

It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace. It's your own challenge, but we'd love to hear how you got on.


Courses are graded based on their length and difficultly.  At Greno Woods we have three permanent courses to choose from put together with thanks by the South Yorkshire Orienteers:

White - the easiest course, intended route entirely on paths, all control markers found on paths with a control at each decision point (choice of path). Suitable for families with younger children (6-10 years).

Yellow - a little more difficult, intended route nearly all on paths, control markers found on paths and some features such as knolls (small hills) visible from paths but not at every decision point. Suitable for families with older children and unaccompanied novice teenagers.

Orange - more difficult again, optimum route partly off paths, basic compass use needed. Suitable for experienced youngsters or novice adults.


You can find and print off the map below; the blue arrows indicate magnetic North and the legend explains all the features.

The start is represented by the triangle, the lettered circles are controls and the finish is indicated by the double circle, at the same location as the start.

Control Descriptions

Controls on each course are visited in a defined order. To help you navigate to each control, the control description sheet - found below - tells you what to look out for, e.g. a path junction or knoll (a small hill). The controls are mounted on top of wooden posts. When you find a control there will be a code beginning with a pair of letters which should correspond to those on your sheet. If they match, you have found the right place. If not, check your map. Please note that the remainder of the code can be ignored.

Some controls that are described as being on paths or at path junctions have been placed away from the path edge in the vegetation, so you will need to keep your eyes peeled to spot them.

Good luck and remember we'd love to hear from you.






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Greno Woods orienteering - maps1.7 MB
Greno Woods orienteering - control descriptions418.7 KB





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