Brush up on your navigation skills and discover the excitement of orienteering, an outdoor sport that will exercise both mind and body!

Orienteering is an ideal way to explore the great outdoors and get in touch with nature, and we have 13 permanent courses around Ireland to keep you challenged.

This fun activity combines running and walking with navigation. Select a route and use a map to guide you to dedicated control points, making your way through different terrains along the way. The winner is the person who completes the course in the fastest time – so get your competitive hat on.

There are permanent orienteering courses to suit all levels from short beginner loops, to longer more difficult ones. We also provide an ‘orienteering for schools’ resource to encourage students to learn more about nature and to introduce orienteering to a new and younger audience. But here’s a secret – it’s great fun for grown-up kids too !

We now have added four new “Wheel-O” wheelchair orienteering courses for adventure seekers with limited mobility. They follow a waymarked trail and identify their location at control points en route. So get your internal sat nav on!

Click Here to explore our Recreation Map and find a place you will love to go Orienteering, or indulge in some other activity.