Orienteering in the Ribble Valley
Orienteering - A Sport for All
Orienteering has grown substantially in popularity amongst both old and youngsters as it has benefits for all people and utilises both physical and mental skills.
There are many courses now available to run or walk in the Ribble Valley across a variety of venues. Below is a brief description of each course together with a downloadable copy of the map.
N.B. The courses do not have permanent orienteering points. In order to complete the course organisers/participants will have to hire a SportIdent orienteering kit which is available for a small fee (plus a deposit). To hire please contact Peter Fletcher, Sports Development Officer, 01200 414435, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Smiths Recreation Ground, Longridge (Version 1 - Permanent Course)
The John Smith's Recreation ground (version 1) course was developed by Lancashire County Council and has permanent points on the park. Each point has a unique wood carving of a different leaf/plant which participants have to try and identify.
John Smith's Recreation Ground, Longridge (Version 2)
John Smith's Recreation Ground (version 2) developed by Ribble Valley Borough Council Sports Development Unit and was devised for Key Stage 3 children (Ages 11-13).
John Smith's Recreation Ground, Longridge (Version 3)
John Smiths Recreation Ground (version 3) is a slightly harder course than version 2 and is still aimed at Key Stage 3 children (Ages 11-13).
Clitheroe Castlefield (Version 1)
Clitheroe castlefield (version 1) course was developed by Ribble Valley Borough Council Sports Development Unit and takes in the magnificent grounds of Clitheroe Castle.
Clitheroe Castlefield (Version 2)
Clitheroe castlefields (version 2) course was developed by Ribble Valley Borough Council Sports Development Unit and takes in the maginificent grounds of the Clitheroe Castle. This is a slightly harder course than version 1.
Chipping Playing Fields (Version 1)
Chipping playing fields course takes you around the new astro turf pitch and around the perimeter of the playing fields off Club Lane. The course is aimed at children aged above 8 years old.