ADVENTUROUS visitors can enjoy a new type of sprint orienteering this autumn.

Kiplin Hall and Gardens will host Cleveland Orienteering Klub (CLOK) on Saturday 26th October.

The event will be the first in this year’s CLOK Autumn Short Race Series which tests the navigation skills of participants as well as their ability to move quickly over changing terrain.

One of the organisers, Marion Archer said: "“An orienteering race involves participants collecting a specially designed map of the course which is marked out with the control points that they must find along the way.

"These events are great fun and are a wonderful way for people to try orienteering for the first time as well as getting some exercise.

"There are three courses at Kiplin, a short, medium and long route, so individuals, couples and families with children can be helped to choose the course that best suits them.

"As well as practicing navigation skills participants will also get to enjoy the views and environment on the route while taking in the woodland and parkland on the Kiplin Estate.”

Newcomers to orienteering are welcome, help and advice will be available on the day. Registration for the event is 9:30 am – 10:30 am and the courses close at 11:30am.

Fees are £4 adults, £1.50 juniors and first-timers. For more information visit