Northern Navigators use Chopwell Wood for orienteering and their map is free to download for Friends of Chopwell Wood members – just make sure you’re signed in and click the button below.

Chopwell Wood Orienteering Map

Happy orienteering!  Not a member – then you can purchase paper copies of the map for £1 each plus postage via the address below.

Also in Chopwell Wood, as part of the Active Forests Programme – Xplorer Orienteering for families.  Xplorer is a family friendly fun navigation challenge that is educational and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore to find the markers.  At each marker, children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends.  Answers are at the bottom of this page.

FREE Map for Challenge 1
click here to download map 1
15 markers – native wildlife

FREE Map for Challenge 2
click here to download map 2
10 markers – caring for the environment

Markers for Xplorer are changed throughout the year.  So far Challenge 1 has seen Safari animals, Christmas characters, and Dinosaurs.  Challenge 2 has had Trees.  Now download the new maps installed above, as some marker locations have been changed and the markers now show Native Wildlife for Challenge 1, and Caring for the Environment for Challenge 2.

Both courses start and finish at the main car park. 

Answers here (no cheating – wait to check after you try the trails):
Challenge 1
1 – Badger;  2 – Fox;  3 – Butterfly;  4 – Squirrel;  5 – Ladybird;  6 – Hedgehog;  7 – Deer;  8 – Owl;  9 – Frog;  10 – Bat;  11 – Spider;  12 – Ant;  13 – Mole;  14 – Snail;  15 – Bee.
Challenge 2
1 – A. 14 million;  2 – A. 200 kg;  3 – C. 9.1 billion bottles;  4 – A. 600;  5 – C. 3 hours;  6 – A. Reuse Reuse Recycle;  7 – A. Nuclear Power;  8 – C. Have a quick 1 minute shower;  9 – C. Electric;  10 – Care about the world every day.