Virtual Orienteering Courses - real orienteering in the
forest using phone apps
If you want some local outdoor activity which is fun for all the family then
try one of our Virtual Orienteering Courses using the GPS based MapRunF or
MapRunG (for Garmin watches) apps. Information on using MapRun on the
British Orienteering website
Navigate your way around the course with paper map and get a beep from your
phone or watch when you successfully arrive at the control points.
We also have iOrienteering courses at Duxbury Woods, Chorley. Again you use
a paper map, but scan physical QR codes at each checkpoint.
The GPS tracks, app and paper maps are all FREE!
Please remember, that at the present time you can only use these courses if
they are local to you, within the meaning of the Covid Regulations.
Worden Park, Leyland - a Middle course and a Score course (take the
controls in any order) - GPS track downloaded from the UK/Lancashire/South
Ribble, Chorley, Preston folder of MapRun.
Astley Park, Chorley - an Easy, a Middle, a Hard and a Long Hard
course (there are 2m barriers totally blocking the entry to the park at the
bottom end (SW corner). Anybody doing "Long Hard" course, after #3 will have
to reverse past #2 to get to #4, which makes it slightly longer. The other
courses are not affected).
- GPS track downloaded from the UK/Lancashire/South Ribble, Chorley, Preston
folder of MapRun.
Beacon Fell, Chipping - a Yellow, Middle and a Score course - GPS
track downloaded from the UK/Lancashire/Lancaster, Wyre, Fylde, Ribble
Valley folder of MapRun
Williamson Park, Lancaster - a Score course - GPS track downloaded from the
UK/Lancashire/Lancaster, Wyre, Fylde, Ribble Valley folder of MapRun.
Stanley Park, Blackpool - two courses - GPS track downloaded from the
UK/Lancashire/Blackpool folder of MapRun.
ALL the paper maps can be downloaded FOR FREE from the British Orienteering
Go Orienteering/ Permanent Courses/ then filter on NWOA and GPS course.
Make sure you download the correct map. You can also get them from me, just
email me on Development@sroc.org . I can also answer any queries you have.
Duxbury Woods, Chorley - 3 courses* - a Short Green, a Short Blue and an
easier and shorter Community course*. Full details, including of where to get
the maps, from
* the Duxbury Community course is temporarily withdrawn.
You do not need to be a member of Red Rose Orienteers/SROC to do any of
these courses, though of course we would love it if you do join us and your
membership will last until the end of 2021!
Please read the safety advice on the BOF portal for the event in question.
Follow all current government guidelines regarding Covid19
Please be courteous to other users of the area and give them space, even
if it means slowing down or stopping.
Last Updated : 19.01.21