Orienteering, or 'Cunning Running', is an exciting and challenging way to gain or improve your map skills whilst exploring the countryside, often in a woodland or moorland terrain.
You can set the pace at whatever level you feel comfortable. It is often the fast runners who make the mistakes ! Orienteering is an excellent discipline for decision making, which is why the activity is used as much for young people's education as Management Development Training.
During the initial skills input you will gain the basics of map orientation and identifying symbols on the map, matching them to features on the ground. Once you have got to grips with the scale of the map, then it's off into the woods ! Are you going to take the long but fast safe route around the paths or the difficult but direct route through the trees and undergrowth ?
With our ongoing commitment to developing orienteering as an educational tool in and around the Peak District and Staffordshire Moorlands, Derwent Pursuits along with Peel Land Surveys, continues to invest in mapping projects that benefit everyone.
Areas recently completed are High Ash Farm - Longnor, Losehill Hall - Casleton, Barn Farm - Birchover and Scalford Hall - Scalford.