Orienteering – the thought sport. 

Have you tried orienteering? This is a fantastic sport which is suitable for young or old, family or individual. The nature reserve has two permanent courses whilst tailored sessions can be arranged so as to help those new to the sport. Orienteering at Watchtree is in high demand with many schools and groups.

Orienteering combines running (or walking!), map reading, thinking, decision-making and many other physical and mental challenges.

Orienteering sessions can be great fun and for some courses you don’t even need to read a map?

Orienteering covers many National Curriculum targets including maths, geography and physical education and is a popular and fun way to learn new skills and develop teamwork.


We have a permanently marked orienteering trail around the reserve, just collect a sheet at the visitors center for a small donation.