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Activity: Orienteering Rope Challenge

Teams attempt to collect enough pieces of rope to span the distance between two PE cones by visiting orienteering control points.


  • Teams begin by estimating how many skipping ropes they will need to span the distance between two PE cones.
  • Team members visit control points and record information from the control marker to enable them to collect ropes from a central stock.
  • They must try to collect and join enough ropes for their team to span the distance between the cones before the central stock runs out.

    Key Facts

  • OAA
  • Key Stage 2
  • Key Stage 3
  • Key Stage 4
  • Orienteering
  • Activity Sheet Download Required
  • Orienteering Control Markers Required
  • Orienteering Map Required
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