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Orienteering Challenge

Dundee Active Schools have been working in partnership with the Scottish Orienteering Association.  We have created lots of orienteering challenges all over Dundee to walk or run around.

Using a smart phone App, (MapRun 6) you can now take part in over 25 different orienteering courses around Dundee, from courses in our parks to post box challenges around our School communities.  

You can use your phone to navigate around different ‘controls’.  For the post box challenges these controls are mostly post boxes, but we’ve also added in other landmarks in that local area to navigate to as well. These could include your child’s school gates, commemorative plaques or distinguished landmarks. (to help, you can also download clue sheets from our website).  

Why not write a letter to a relative or friend that you haven’t seen in a while and post it when you are out searching for the controls in one of the post box challenges?  Take a picture and send it to us on Facebook at Dundee Active Schools or on Twitter at @DundeeActiveSch.  

Please be aware of all traffic and take care crossing roads. Children should always be accompanied by an adult and should not take part in these challenges on their own.  We hope you have as much fun as we did when we checked the courses!

This is the perfect activity for families to get involved in (especially for the Easter Holidays) where we still have to stay local.

For more information on our orienteering programme and to download the maps and clue sheets, follow this link:  

Active Schools - Orienteering (    

Stobswell Postbox map

Stobswell Postbox Clue Sheet

Have fun!

Active Schools

What is Active Schools?

In February 2003, Active Schools was identified as a key element of the Scottish Executive’s drive to get more Scots more active. Since then it has grown in Dundee to be a key element in the Health Agenda.

Every school in Dundee has an Active Schools Co-ordinator. Each one isresponsible for ensuring there is plenty of fun and varied opportunities for children and young people to be physically active before school, during school, after school and in the wider community.


More Information

If you would like more information about Active Schools, please contact your Active Schools Coordinator using the details below:

Joanne Rearie