Like all sports and activities, orienteering has its own lexicon of jargon and specialist expressions.
The following links will help to dispel any confusion.
Jargon Buster – link to a comprehensive list courtesy of Surrey based orienteering club. Mole Valley (opens in new window)
Beginners guide to Orienteering by Sarah Stirling (on the UK Hillwalkers website. (opens in new window). This guide is particularly suited to those who already run, or climb, or otherwise enjoy keeping fit in the outdoors but are yet to try orienteering.