How to Orienteer

Orienteering is a sport that uses a compass and map to navigate through a landscape. Polish your skills while having fun.

You will need

  • Map
  • Compass
  • Registration
  • Control description
  • Control card
  • Punch
  • Control

Step 1 Register Register for the orienteering course. You will be given a map, a control description, and a control card. You will also be given the option of renting a compass if you have not brought your own.

Step 2 Use the map Use the map to determine which direction you need to head to reach your first control. Turn the compass housing so that your direction aligns with the direction-of-travel arrow on the compass’s housing.

Step 3 Hold the compass Hold the compass level in your hand so that the needle can turn. Turn the compass so that the needle aligns with the grid lines on the housing.

Step 4 Proceed in the indicated direction Proceed in the direction the travel arrow is pointing.

Step 5 Punch your control card Use the punch to mark your control card when you reach your destination. This will prove you have visited the control. Visit all controls before the other orienteer and win the game.