Published on 3rd April 2014

Pitville Park

Pittville Park's free orienteering challenge has been re-designed and re-launched.

North Gloucestershire Orienteering Club (NGOC) has been working in partnership with the Green Space Development department at Cheltenham Borough Council to re-design and re-launch Pittville Park’s free orienteering challenge. 

The challenge involves visiting 13 posts around the park to collect 13 letters that can be rearranged to make a word.

This is a beginner’s course and would be ideal for families to explore more areas of the park. Leaflets explaining more about the challenge are available from both Central Cross Café and the Boathouse in Pittville Park.

Janice Peacey, community ranger for Cheltenham Borough Council, says: “This is a great idea for encouraging families to experience orienteering and to let off steam in one of Cheltenham’s beautiful parks.”

Greg Best of NGOC, added: “We have enjoyed working together with the council to give the people of Cheltenham a chance to try this gentle introduction to orienteering. Children and others will have fun searching for the posts.
“We hope that afterwards they may be tempted to go on and try the course at Crickley Hill, or to come to one of the regular orienteering events NGOC arrange in the local area.”

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