Walking Sports & Orienteering

Walking sports and orienteering are both ideal gentle exercise activities, with lots of local opportunities to get involved with.

Visually impaired football session

Walking Sports

A slower version of the traditional game played at a walking pace with adapted rules. Sessions are fun and friendly with many health and social benefits.

Walking Football:

Find sessions taking place at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Solihull Football Centre and Beechcroft Tennis and Multisports Club

Walking Netball

Walking Netball at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre

Find sessions taking place at Beechcroft Tennis and Multi Sport Club, North Solihull Sports Centre,

Tudor Grange Leisure Centre and Tudor Grange Academy.

Walking Tennis

Find sessions taking place at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Solihull Tennis Club & Beechcroft Tennis Club

Walking Rugby

Sessions taking place at Camp Hill RFC.


Orienteering is an exciting outdoor activity that exercises mind and body. The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map. Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban areas, parks and school playgrounds. Each different terrain offers a new challenge, and when combined with changes of seasons and weather, it is said that no two orienteering events are the same.

Orienteering equipment

Permanent Orienteering Courses

In partnership with Octavian Droobers, the local orienteering club for Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull have helped to design two new permanent orienteering courses which have been installed across Solihull. Test yourself across short, medium and long routes on each course and see how quickly you can complete them.

Elmdon Nature Park

Babbs Mill Nature Reserve

If you’re new to orienteering, you can find more information about the sport on the Octavian Droobers webpage.

Resources: Download the resources via the links or request a map from [email protected] or 0121 704 8207. You can also collect a map from these local libraries:

3 people orienteering in a park

Other Useful resources:

Find Your Way – Virtual Orienteering

British Orienteering have collaborated with our local club Octavian Droobers to create exciting bespoke activities in two Solihull parks to help get people exploring their surroundings.

To access the courses on your phone please download Map Run on Apple devices or Android devices. Alternatively please click the links below to access a copy of the map that can be printed.

Where can I take part?

Find further information on the Find Your Way website or visit MapRun to find more virtual courses.