Larger Events

Sat 11 May Aitken Wood
Yvette Baker Trophy Heat

Near: Barley village.

Wall end.  Aitken Wood

Yvette Baker Trophy North West Heat.

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.

PFO Club Night

PFO's club night will be held at Marl Pits Sports Complex, Newchurch Rd, Rawtenstall, BB4 7SN throughout the summer.

The exceptions to this will be:

Weds 17th April - No club night

June - There will not be any club nights, but we would encourage people to come along to our 'June mini series' of events. See our events page for more details

Thu 4 AprRead more…

JK 2019



South Central Orienteering Association 19th April - 22nd April

Wed 20 MarRead more…

Championship win for PFO


William Ellis is crowned M14A champion at the recent Northern Championships at Wharncliffe.

Wed 13 MarRead more…

Northern Championships

Fourteen PFO members braved the wind / hail / snow / rain mud etc to compete at the Northern Championships at Wharncliffe Woods north of Sheffield today.

Sun 10 MarRead more…

Planned training sessions

The introduction to SI session that we held on the 6th March was well received, but we only managed to scratch the surface of SI.

Sun 10 MarRead more…

NWNL 2019North West Night League 2019


The NWNL consists of typically 6 night events staged by different NW clubs around the region. All events have just 3 course options, Blue, Green and Orange., which are technically, just the same as day courses. A powerful head torch is essential.

Mon 4 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.