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Come and Find Your Way with our free orienteering activities over the summer holidays.

Happy Herts is delighted to be taking part in British Orienteering’s Find Your Way programme.  Over the summer holidays, we are holding a series of free and easy orienteering activities, suitable for all ages and designed to let adults and children try orienteering for the first time.  If you know anyone who you think you would like to introduce to orienteering, including people with young children, these events would be ideal.

These events are listed below. Events will run from 10:00-12:30 on Saturdays and 18:45-20:15 on Tuesday evenings.  More details on each event can be found by click on the links below.
No booking required – just turn up!

Day Date Location Area
Saturday 27/07/2024 Norton Common Letchworth
Tues evening 06/08/2024 Fairlands Stevenage
Saturday 10/08/2024 Stanborough permanent course launch Welwyn Garden City
Tues evening 13/08/2024 Wardown Park Luton
Saturday 24/08/2024 Whippendell Watford
Tues evening 27/08/2024 Gadebridge Hemel Hempstead
Saturday 07/09/2024 Panshanger Park Hertford

The Find Your Way programme which is funded by Sport England and aims to get more people engaged and active in their local spaces through virtual orienteering activities.

HH is working in partnership with British Orienteering to create some exciting new short virtual courses and events using our local green and urban spaces to encourage people to try orienteering, to get active, and to explore their surroundings.  You can find our more about Find Your Way by following this link: https://www.findyourwayvo.org.uk/project

As part of the project we have been able to map some new areas in Luton and Letchworth, remap a permanent orienteering course at Whippendell Woods, and also have the opportunity for a permanent sign to go up in Stanborough Park to promote the permanent orienteering course.

The core of our Club’s involvement is in planning a number of events which we will publicise with local schools, through Council Healthy Hubs and summer holiday schedules, and on social media to encourage families to come and try orienteering using a combination of our traditional paper maps and using the MapRun app.