Orienteering is a sport that requires navigational skills using a map to navigate from point to point in diverse and usually unfamiliar terrain, and normally moving at speed. Talkin Tarn’s permanent orienteering course explores both on-path and hidden places within the park. You don’t need any special equipment to try this out, so why not test your skills? Give it a go and download the free permanent orienteering course pack from our website.
If you are unable to print at home you can obtain an orienteering pack from the Talkin Tarn tearoom during normal opening hours. A small charge applies to cover printing costs.
Young or old, orienteering is a great way to see the countryside, improve your fitness, health and wellbeing and make new friends. Find out more about the family-friendly sport of orienteering by taking a look at the local club in our area, Border Liners. They have been in existence for over 50 years and have a wide mix of members in age, sex and ability, from beginners to British Champions. Border Liners hold events throughout the year in great locations across North & East Cumbria.
Geocaching is a great way to explore the outdoors, and Talkin Tarn has a number of secret Geocaches to be found. If you have never tried this activity before then Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook (with a pen or pencil). The geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name.
So if you would like to give it a go, and get all the clue’s you need to find Talkin Tarn geocaches then check out
We have a number of free downloads for Mum’s and Dad’s looking for activities for children to help them explore the natural environment. All of the downloads encourage your children to explore the wonders of the world around them , and discover the trees and wildlife around the tarn in a fun and educational way. So why not print off our activity packs and bring them along Talkin Tarn on your next visit ?