North stories

boussole débutant
Traçage du circuit


The target is to learn to orientate your map with only the compass.
Draw a route on a path and put a control at each intersection.

Make a blank map and extract each leg. At each control, the runner should use his compass to orientate his map and to know which path he should take.

boussole debutant droit
Blank map


  • boussole debutantTurn the extracts from the legs so that North is not always at the top of the sheet. The orientation of the map cannot be done with the route just taken
  • BOUSSOLEFollow the route in group on paths.
    Stop in the middle of each path at each change of direction and ask which path you are on (A, B, C, D or E)


Nathalie Rauturier


DescriptionLabyrinth'O chp garnier.Labyrinth'O
It is an exercise similar to the corridor one. The purpose is to complete the course without ever passing through the white zones. 
You need to be accurate with your compass and to keep contact with the map nearly all the time.

You can have wider zones or smaller

This exercice is for expert orienteers!

Antoine Stéphany et Nathalie Rauturier


Parcours avec des cônesDescription
A cone is cut out along the red line between two controls. The exercise targets the use of the compass out of the control. Depending on the leg, the runner may have to use accurate as well as rough compass bearing. The technical level will vary depending on the terrain.


  • time to add physical commitment


Benoit Rauturier