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A new orienteering course has opened to make the outdoor sport accessible to a town's residents.

The mayor of Ollerton, Ryan King, officially opened the new orienteering course at Ollerton Pit Wood.

Ollerton Mayor Ryan King with students at the course opening. (58040145)
Ollerton Mayor Ryan King with students at the course opening. (58040145)

Active4Today supported Nottinghamshire Orienteering Club along with Forestry England for the development of orienteering courses across the district.

Mayor Ryan King opening the orienteering course. (58040159)
Mayor Ryan King opening the orienteering course. (58040159)

The creation of this course ensure the sport of orienteering is accessible to residents and community groups will be able to use the course to further their enjoyment of the woods.

Forestry England representatives at Ollerton Pit Woods with students. (58040166)
Forestry England representatives at Ollerton Pit Woods with students. (58040166)

Permanent orienteering courses are useful for people who have never tried the sport before. The suggested courses at Ollerton Pit Wood start with the very easy course to help people feel confident from the outset.

Courses then progress in terms of difficulty but all are manageable for anyone who wants to walk or run regularly and keep fit outdoors.

Students from multiple schools attended the opening and tried out the course along with Mayor Ryan King. (58040173)
Students from multiple schools attended the opening and tried out the course along with Mayor Ryan King. (58040173)

Children from Forest View Academy, Parkgate Academy and St. Joseph's Primary School attended the opening, and got the chance to experience one of the courses.

Also in attendance were district councillors Tim Wildgust and Lee Brazier.

The course was met with positive feedback from those who got involved to walk the course and enjoy the area.



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