School & Family Orienteering Challenge

For schools or families to keep children active and have fun throughout this difficult time…and win fantastic prizes- Includng a Christmas Turkey Hamper from our sponsors Cornvale Foods!! 

Prizes for the top times, for attempting all courses and for the most entries from a school.  Santa will also be leaving presents at various controls, at random times between 7-13th December- especially on our National Santa Dash Day of 11th December!  Deadline for Round 1 is 13th December.

Our first courses are at Ryelands Park and Williamson Park, each one will take you between 10 and 25 minutes.  If schools are unable to get enough devices teachers only may time their pupils and send in their times to [email protected]



There are Maps of each route, entrant certificates, general information and guides attached for both using the free MapRunF app and some tips for orienteering. 

We recommend downloading and printing the maps prior.

Please remember to put your school name & year, your name, and how many are in your team when inputting your name.

There are 4 routes at Ryelands Park and 2 at Williamson's Park- though we will add more routes in the future so keep checking!

To find the routes on the app:

UK> Lancashire> Lancaster>  Lancaster Schools. Once you activate the app and move within 25m of the start point your phone will beep and your time will start.  It will then beep as you reach each virtual control.


Schools must book in with the parks before attending in large groups so they can ensure there aren't several groups there at once!  Details in the packs.  Families do not need to book prior.


The event has been produced in partnership with Ourselves (LHSSN), South Ribble Orienteering Club, Cornvale foods, and of course our local parks teams- Thanks to all involved!


Good luck!!!


Please share any pictures and tag @LHschoolsport on Facebook or Twitter




We have expanded our Orienteering from The Lancashire School Games Autumn Challenges specifically for our local schools.  Here's a video of some of us having a go!






File Added Size
Download Guides and Resources Guides and Resources 17/11/2020 2.8 MB
Download Williamson Park Route Maps Williamson Park Route Maps 17/11/2020 1,015.6 KB
Download Ryelands Park Route Maps Ryelands Park Route Maps 17/11/2020 615.5 KB

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