British orienteering creates walking challenges in London
Transport for London (TfL) has partnered with British Orienteering to create five walking challenges in the English capital.
Londoners will have the chance to explore the city with a series of walks in September and October.
The challenge is to visit 12 numbered points marked on a map with a circle and match them to their corresponding photo.
The British orienteering race says entrants can find them in any order with eight winners chosen in a raffle to win a limited edition carpet picnic set from the London Transport Museum.
The challenges complement TfL’s Streetspace for London plan which aims to create space for walking, improve cycling conditions and enable people to maintain social distancing as the country struggles to control the spread of COVId -19.
Peter Hart, Managing Director of British Orienteering, said: “Never has the opportunity been greater to promote, appreciate and understand the important health benefits of physical activity outdoors.
“What better way to enjoy walking while exploring London and tackling one of these challenges?
“These fun, introductory activities are suitable for everyone, regardless of your fitness level or map reading skills, and British Orienteering is excited to work with TfL to help people get outside and exercise in local areas. boroughs of London. “
The challenge takes place in the areas of Battersea, Stoke Newington and Dalston, Westminster, Clapham and Brixton and Camden.
Julie Dixon, Head of Customer Information, Design and Partnerships at TfL, added: “This pandemic has made everyone realize how important health is and Streetspace for London’s measures have made it easier than ever before traveling in London.
“Walking is great for our mental and physical health and is also vital for improving air quality and reducing congestion, making London a greener and safer place to live.