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

Walking Sports are 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

Tudor Grange Leisure Centre: Sessions take place every Thursday, 10am-11am, £6 per session.

Solihull Football Centre: Currently run 13 Walking Football sessions at the Solihull Football Centre. Sessions run from Monday to Friday, daytimes and evening including specific Parkinson’s and Women’s only sessions.

Beechcroft Tennis and Multi Sport Club: A range of Walking Football sessions, running across the week, daytimes and evenings.

Walking Netball

Walking Netball at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre

Beechcroft Tennis and Multi Sport Club: A range of Walking Netball sessions, running across the week, daytimes and evenings.

North Solihull Sports Centre: Tuesdays 11:15am-12:15pm & Thursdays 1-2pm, £3 per session.

Tudor Grange Leisure Centre: Mondays 10-11am, £4.50 per session.

Tudor Grange Academy: Thursdays 6.30-7.30pm, £4 per session.

Walking Tennis

Tudor Grange Leisure Centre: Fridays, 1-2pm, £3 per session.  

Solihull Tennis Club: Wednesdays 10am-11am, £7 per session

Beechcroft Tennis Club: Fridays 12-1pm,

Walking Rugby

Camp Hill RFC: Saturdays, 10am -11am. Walking rugby is for men and women of mixed ability! If you’re a retired player or are thinking about getting into rugby, then this new form of rugby might be for you!


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.

Where can I take part?

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