Orienteering course created in town parks

A new orienteering course in Berwick is being launched with a competition this Easter.

By Ian Smith
Friday, 29 March, 2019, 11:20
Coronation Park in Berwick. Picture by Jane Coltman

It is being held on Saturday, April 20, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm in Coronation Park (Tommy the Miller’s).

Parks officer Kate Dixon said: “We’re very excited to launch the opening of our new permanent orienteering course designed by Newcastle and Tyneside orienteers with a competition.

“The course starts and finishes in Coronation Park but also takes in the New Road and Castle Vale (Lily Ponds).”

Participants must use the maps provided to find the course markers and write down the code letters on each.

The fastest team from each category with all the correct answers will win a prize.

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All teams should register by 1.45pm. No more than five people to a team. There is a £2 entry fee for each team. Categories as follows: Youth (14 - 18), Adult, Families/Mixed Age Groups.

The orienteering course will subsequently be available to anyone who wishes to use it.

Maps will be available to download from www.friendsofcastleparks.org or www.northumberland.gov.uk.

An Easter bunny hunt for little ones will also be held on the same day from noon to 1pm.

Proceeds from both events will go to the Friends of Castle Parks to help keep the parks looking beautiful.