Explanation of Event levels

  • Training events are non competitive events used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport.
  • Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Most clubs run some 'mini series' throughout the year as local mid week events.
  • Regional events attract participants from around the local Region.
  • National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away,
  • Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships or the annual JK competition.

Lockdown Orienteering

We will create a number of simple orienteering courses for you to try whilst the lockdown continues, they will be added below when they become available.

Thu 14 MayRead more…

British Orienteering webinars

British Orienteering has published a number of training webinars on their YouTube channel.

Tue 12 MayRead more…

Lockdown - Google Street View exercises

There have been a few Street O events created where you navigate around using Google Street Maps.

Check the links below to try them out.

Tue 12 MayRead more…

Cyprus OCyprus Intern'l O Festival

Day 1 Melanda North

Here's a little O-something to while away the dark nights, with a few O images to cheer you up.

Wendy and I had booked to go to the first ever Cyprus International Orienteering Festival in early March. Five morning events, 4 middle distance courses in open terrain (Days 1, 2, 4 & 5) and one urban (Day 3).

We arrived on Sunday, the first cases of CV were confirmed on Monday, the city streets emptied on Tuesday, O started Wednesday, all museums and archeological sites were closed on Thursday, the sprint/urban was cancelled on Friday, though a mini Harris Relay around our holiday 'village' went ahead, and days 4 and 5 in open terrain went ahead on Saturday and Sunday. We flew back on Sunday evening with Jet2 in a full 737 that had arrived empty. Phew.

There were some 300 entries almost all from Europe, especially Scandinavia, with many UK clubs well represented. Attached are the maps for the 4 middle distance areas, plus some O-action photos.


Sat 21 Mar

Club Night - CANCELLED

In view of todays advice from the Government to avoid non-essential social contact we have taken the decision to cancel Club Nights until further notice.

Mon 16 MarRead more…

Max helps England win at Interland

Max Cole once again represented England in the annual Interland competition.

He came 2nd in th M50 age class - congratulations.

Tue 3 MarRead 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.