Orienteering is an exciting adventure sport suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It combines map reading and running. Competitors have to find their way between a series of checkpoints, called controls, as quickly as possible. There’s no set route between the controls, so you have to decide which way to go and then find your way there without getting lost.
We offer opportunities to go orienteering at anytime that it is convenient to you.
Permanent courses that have marker posts*, Virtual courses have nothing visible but your phone beeps when you are in the right spot using the Maprun app, and postbox orienteering courses.
* Under review see Home Page information.
Back in January 2020 I wrote to IOF with a suggestion that World Orienteering Day (WOD) was too restrictive and should cover a full week "WOW!"
Congratulations to STAG member Alison Campbell, who has been selected for the 2024 US National Team Elite Squad.
What follows is an outline of what we hope to offer throughout 2024. Updated 31st December 2023.
With just over 200 days to go the excitement is already beginning to build towards GCCW 2024
September 2023 update
Project 67 delivered to St.Paul's HS, Pollok.
Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival 2024 confirmed for 7th June at Drumpellier CP with support from North Lanarkshire Council.
Ravenscraig Park Project delivered.
St.Paul's High School, Glasgow's resource via Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in preparation.
3 other schools considering future projects - 1 Glasgow Secondary, 1 East Dunbartonshire Secondary and 1 Glasgow Primary School.
Ravenscraig Park project underway.
STAG's work in North Lanarkshire continues to expand with another innovative project this time centred on the Regional Sports Facility at Ravenscraig.
Initiated by our very own NLC Education Liaison Officer, Jim McCormack a permanent resource is being installed in the local park primarily for use by youngsters associated with Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme based in the area.
Added to this STAG hope to host the 202 Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival in June at Drumpellier Country Park, Coatbridge.