Are you looking to get outdoors but also want to engage your brain?
A new family-friendly orienteering series will launch in Macarthur this weekend.
Orienteering is a competitive activity where participants have to find their way across a course using a map and compass.
The first round of the Saturday Orienteering Series (SOS) will be held at Bringelly Public School this Saturday, February 23
SOS organiser Barbara Hill said 2018 marked the first time an orienteering series had been held in conjunction with Macarthur schools.
“Schools are great venues for orienteering because they provide tricky navigation in a small area, but it's a safe environment too,” she said.
"People are shown what to do and they are given a map. There are various check points and markers throughout the course.
“It's great for families and ideal for all age groups."
Round two of SOS will be held at Elderslie’s Mawarra Public School on February 30.
Weekly rounds will continue at Narellan Vale Public School and Camden South Public School, before the final event is held at Campbelltown’s West Sydney University campus on March 23.
Ms Hill encouraged all Macarthur residents to come along and try orienteering.
"It's very enjoyable. You will exercise and have a good time,” she said.
"People get so engrossed in the challenge that they don't realise how much exercise they've done and how much they have learned along the way."
For more details, visit www.boldhorizons.com.au.
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