Orienteering

Orienteering is a competitive sport that combines the skills of navigation with speed of movement through various types of terrain. Participants use a highly detailed map to select the quickest route between the locations marked on their map, these controls are generally visited in numerical order and the person with the quickest time wins. In the Lord’s Wood, Baltinglass we’ve laid out a couple of courses for the public to come and try, see more below.
 
 

You want to try it out? Download a course map, head to the Lord’s Wood and give it a go!!

The course maps can be viewed on your mobile device screen but the map is easier to read if you print them out.

If you want to see how long the course took to complete or maybe how your times compare to others then download the iOrienteering app.

By scanning QR codes at each of the points you visit the app works out how long has elapsed and gives your exact time when you finish.

You can then upload your results to see how your times compare to those on the leader board.

Watch the video below or read through the instructions to see how it works.

Download the app from Google Play or the App Store.

 
 

To use iOrienteering:
1. Open the iOrienteering app and press ‘Load an Event’.
 
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2. To load the course onto your device, press ‘Scan setup QR code’ and scan the QR code on your course map or type the event code into the search box shown.
 
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3. At the start press ‘Scan start code’ and scan the QR code on the start plaque.
 
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4. As you visit each control press ‘Scan checkpoint’ and scan the QR code.
 
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5. When you’ve visited all the controls on your course continue to the finish and scan the finish code. The elapsed time will be displayed on your device’s screen, you can then sign-in to upload results and compare to previous orienteers.
 
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Disclaimer: Orienteering is an adventure sport that involves the crossing of rough and uneven terrain, tracks and paths. Users of this course do so entirely at their own risk. KWETB & Baltinglass OETC do not accept responsibility for any injuries incurred. Possession of this map gives no right of access for orienteering or for any other purpose. The representation of a track or path does not indicate a right of way.