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.