Friday, 5 June 2015

Want to do Orienteering in Cuthill Park?

British Orienteering is offering its popular Xplorer package free to the first 50 groups that complete the brief questionnaire explaining why they want to run Xplorer in their park.
This is a unique opportunity to be involved in getting a local community out and active in their park with Xplorer.  In preparation for Love Parks week (24 July - 2 August 2015) British Orienteering want to support groups in their fantastic work by providing all they need to encourage families to come and explore their green spaces.
In return for agreeing to hold a minimum of six Xplorer events before Halloween, Friends of the Park Groups will receive a free map of their park site and a kit bag full of a large selection of markers, supplementary Xplorer equipment and publicity materials (including Xplorer sail banners certificates and stickers) - everything needed to put on exciting beginner orienteering activities in Cuthill Park park.

Xplorer is a popular outdoor navigation challenge for all the family. It's perfect for primary and pre-school children and older children and adults can join in too. Using a simple map, participants have to find markers located around the park and identify what is pictured and learn a fun fact. Older children can compete against friends and family to see who can complete the course in the quickest time and younger children will enjoy the excitement of finding the markers.
To learn more or find an Xplorer event near you visit
Xplorer's Head of Development Craig Anthony said, “Xplorer has been running in select locations in England for the past two years and attracted over 60,000 people to take part during that time. We have seen the benefit of working with groups who really care about their local green space and want to work with more like minded groups.

As a small group, the Friends of Cuthill Park are already spread quite thinly and would struggle to take on another commitment but, if you or your group would like to see Orienteering taking place in the park, then this is a great chance to make it happen and you won't be on your own as The Friends of Cuthill Park can help with publicity.

If this is something you are interested in, let us know by emailing  Interested groups should complete the questionnaire as soon as possible, the first 50 groups will receive the Xplorer package.