Star and Loop courses are where the group leader chooses a central base, and sends the students out to collect a single control, or pair of controls, and then return to base. They are particularly suitable for very young beginners.
Trail-O is a special form of orienteering suitable for wheelchairs, where you study a set of flags from a viewpoint on a well-surfaced path, and decide which flag best matches the control information. Typical length is 1 – 1.5km.
Score courses are where you visit as many controls as you can, in any order you choose, usually within some kind of time limit – or see who can visit all the controls in the shortest time.
Wheelchair courses are typically White courses where the path surfaces are suitable for wheelchairs; controls are visible from the paths; lengths are typically 1-1.5km.
- Red / Long Orange
Red, or Long Orange, is the same intermediate standard as Orange, but is longer – typically 3.5-6km.
Brown is our longest length of full technical difficulty courses. Controls can be on any feature, anywhere on the map. Lengths are typically 6.5k upwards.
Blue is the middle length of full technical difficulty courses. Controls can be on any feature, anywhere on the map. Lengths are typically 4.5 – 6.5km.
Green is the shortest length of full technical difficulty courses. Controls can be on any feature, anywhere on the map. Lengths are typically 3.5-4.5km.
- Light Green
Light Green is the easier end of difficult courses – controls may be on small features and contour shapes away from paths, but there will be a catching feature to stop you going too far if you miss it. Lengths are typically 2-4km.
White is the easiest level of course, suitable for young beginners. Controls are fairly close together, and usually at path junctions, or junctions of paths and streams or walls; distance is typically 1-1.5km; the best route should be obvious, along paths, and require very few decisions.