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.

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…

MapRun - a new version of the App is now available

Map Run6 logo

MapRun6 has now been released and is available to download from the App Store or the Play Store.

- It is a separate App, so it can co-exist on your phone with MapRunF as users start to adopt it. Eventually MapRunF will be removed.

Wed 3 FebRead more…

Crawshawbooth Map Run course

A new MapRun course centred around Crawshawbooth is now available.

Thu 28 JanRead 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.