Orienteering is the sport of navigation that requires you to find your way from one point to another using only a map, your brains and sometimes a compass. It’s easy to learn and a fun way to exercise your body and mind, as you enjoy the outdoors. It’s a sport for everyone and is something that can be easily learnt by people of all ages and abilities. Orienteering is usually done in the woods, hills or parks, with the participants on foot and it develops many skills including problem solving, team work, decision making and self awareness. It really is fun for all the family.
Tipperary Sports Partnership, in association with Waterford Orienteers and the Irish Orienteering Association is currently developing Orienteering across Tipperary. We have developed a permanent course in Fethard and mapped many other areas in the last few months. Our aim is that schools, community groups, families and individuals will try out this exciting, inclusive sport. We encourage you to use these permanent courses and download the maps to create your own.
Why not try out orienteering in Fethard, Co. Tipperary with the Map Run F app. The course is approx 5km and is very enjoyable! All you need is your phone. See details on downloading the app and more information on the following links:
Google play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.com.fne.maprunf
Link to it on App store: https://apps.apple.com/au/app/maprunf/id1468994114
Keep an eye on our social media pages for further Tipperary courses to use on the app in the coming weeks.