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 link below.
Happy orienteering! Not a member – then you can purchase paper copies of the map for £1 each plus postage via the address below.
New to 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.
Map for Challenge 1 (15 markers – dinosaurs) is shown on our Facebook page – 22/6/19 post. Challenge 2 (10 markers – trees) is now installed, and the map is on our Facebook page – 7/8/19 post. Sorry but Challenge 2 has been closed during thinning work in the woodland, we hope to have it open again soon.
Markers for Xplorer are changed 4 or 5 times a year. So far Challenge 1 has seen Safari animals, Christmas characters, and now Dinosaurs – what will be next?
Both courses start and finish at the main car park. Paper copies of both maps can also be obtained at the Beat n Track cafe at the main entrance to the woodland at Hookergate (near High Spen).
Challenge 2 answers:
1 Oak – C. 1 in 10,000; 2 Birch – C. Canada; 3 Ash – B. it absorbs shock without splintering; 4 Alder – B. clogs; 5 Scots Pine – B. amber; 6 Rowan – A. protect from witches; 7 Horse Chestnut – B. snail shells; 8 London Plane – A. London Plane; 9 Hazel – B. model aeroplanes; 10 Elder – A. Harry Potter.