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 MapRunF 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.

Results from Wed 16 Jun Alkincoats Park
(2/4) June Midweek Score Series

Cakes, cakes and more cakes.

Results and splits
Routegadget for score courses

Planner/Organiser Comments:What a delight! Fine weather , tea/coffee, cakes, toilets and a natter with friends. Socially distanced - of course. Oh, and a bit of orienteering thrown in.Better performances all round this week. Everyone now un…

BOF VOLUNTEER WEEKExtract from BOF website below

Our very own Kay Hawke was one of seven featured nationally in British Orienteering's VOLUNTEER WEEK webpage . She didn't win the overall accolade, but I think you'll agree she does a pretty good job of organising, creating, communicating, cajoling and, above all, making orienteering good fun.

Mon 7 JunRead more…

Yvette Baker competition

Thanks to WCOC for attending the NW Yvette Baker heat at Brun Valley.

WCOC won the Yvette Baker Trophy heat and PFO won the Yvette Baker Shield heat.

Results are here

Sat 22 May

Easter Trails in Rawtenstall - Extended to Saturday 10th April

Trail promo image

PFO have planned 3 Easter trails around Rawtenstall all of which start and finish at the Market on Newchurch Road.

Tue 23 MarRead more…

Junior and Family Club Night

Junior and Family Club Night starting on the Weds 17th Feb 6pm

Thu 4 FebRead 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.