I was first introduced to Orienteering in the early 70’s when I was in the Australian Army.
We would be given a map with five control points on and be sent off at interval in pairs. The first pair would be sent in one direction and the next pair sent the other way so you would cross paths with people going in the opposite direction, is was great fun.
Night Orienteering was more controlled and we would be in groups of five. That was fun to reading the map and trying to find control points at night with only a torch.
There are different level in orienteering form beginners to advanced and many different types of orienteering, so no matter what age you are or your level of fitness these is something for you with orienteering.
Comments or questions are welcome.