Orienteering is a great way to explore Ferry Meadows. A sport of competitive navigation using a special map and a compass, orienteers have to find points as quickly as possible. Suitable for groups, individuals and families, you can run, jog or walk and it doesn’t matter how young, old or fit you are. Orienteering is popular with all ages as most of the skill is in working out the route.

There are three courses available based on different levels of experience. Please pick up a leaflet for free in the Visitor Centre, Gift & Farm Shop or at Nene Outdoors Watersports and Activity Centre in Ferry Meadows, or download a copy using the links below.

View of a lake surrounded by greenspace Path through a park with a lake view

woodland route through the Park

Short Course (2.4km) Medium Course (4.6km)

Long Course (8km)

Your task

Inside each leaflet is an orienteering map showing a number of control points. Each one represents a short wooden post marked with a red and white symbol. A table on the back provides a description of where you will find each point. You don’t need a compass but it might help you navigate! Your task is to explore the Park and find these marked posts. When you find the correct post, write the letter in the correct box on the table inside the leaflet.

All information contained in the orienteering leaflets is believed to be correct at the time of print but is subject to change. Whilst every care has been taken in providing this information, as a natural working Park the site has a range of potential hazards that can change from visit to visit, not everything can be shown and caution should always be taken. If you have any problems or queries regarding the orienteering courses please contact us. We apologise for any inconvenience.

If you wish to use the course for a group or an event please send an email to [email protected].

What next?

For further information on orienteering in the region you could contact either of the following organisations:

West Anglian Orienteering Club

The British Orienteering Federation