Anytime Orienteering

MapRun phone app

Anytime Orienteering courses are ones where you can take part at anytime when it is convenient for yourself.

Some make use of the MapRun6 App which can be downloaded for either Android and iOS and there are no physical controls on the ground., others are Permanent Orienteering courses in local parks which make use of fixed posts with orienteering markers attached whilst some others are just based upon a paper map.

Pendle Hill - Night and Day events

Pendle night and day 2021

This year's Night & Day events will take place at the Nick O'Pendle on the weekend of 4th / 5th December.

These events should have taken place in 2020, but were re-scheduled due the the restrictions that were in place.

Details of the events can be found via the links below:

Saturday 4th - Nick O'Pendle night event this is part of the North West Night League (NWNL)

Sunday 5th - Nick O'Pendle regional event

Sat 27 Nov

New Members in the Spotlight

Magaret Ridehalgh

PFO have seen their membership increase in 2021 with great additions to our memberships across all age groups.

We're thrilled that so many people have decided to join our club and highlight some of our new members and their stories below.

Thu 25 NovRead more…

Towneley Park MapRun course

On Weds 24th November, Club Night was held in Towneley Park, Burnley and used a Maprun 60 minute score course.

It's a 60 minute score event with 10 point penalty for every minute you are late.

Controls 30-39 score 30 points, 40-49 score 40 points, 50-59 score 50 points and controls 60-65 score 60 points.

The controls that are closest to the start/finish score the highest points.

This event can be found in the MapRun6 app UK/Lancashire/Pendle Forest/Club Night/Towneley Mass Reverse

A pdf of the map is here

For those of you that are new to Maprun brief overview of how to use MapRunF can be found here.

Thu 25 Nov

Wednesday night Club Nights

PFO club night recommenced on Weds 13th October starting at 18:45.

Sun 18 JulRead more…

Lamp Post Orienteering


PFO have created a series of short orienteering courses around Rossendale. All the controls are on items of street furniture such as lampposts, telegraph poles etc.

Wed 3 FebRead more…

What is Orienteering ?

Baseplate Compass

Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.