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.

Results from Sat 22 Jan Hardcastle Crags
PFO Club Champs

Results and splits

Well done to everyone that attended our Club Championships at Hardcastle Crags today.Also, thanks to EPOC for allowing us to use this area which hasn't been used for orienteering for a number of years.It was nice to welcome a handful of EPO…

Results from Wed 19 Jan Haslingden & Helmshore
SROC Street League 21/22


This event was part of the SROC 2021-22 Street League series but planned and organised by PFO. Full details post event including links to Routegadget can be found via the links below:SROC event resultsSROC RoutegadgetRevised results uploade…

Christmas at Queens Park

The Maprun course from Club night on Wednesday 22nd December will be available over the Christmas holidays so that those that could not attend club-night can still participate.

Those that did attend can also have another go and see if they manage to get a better score.

Prizes will be available for last nights event, but also for the best overall score at the end of the holidays.

The event can be found in Maprun and is called 'Christmas at Queens Park'.

The map can be downloaded here


  • This is a 60 minute score event with penalties for being late.
  • There are 27 controls, A,B.....Y, & Z plus 'Space'. These each have points with A=1, B=2....through to Z=26. Space scores 27 points.
  • The idea is to visit controls to spell out words or sentences that relate to Christmas. You must visit 'Space' between each word.
Thu 23 Dec

Burnley Xmas Trails 2021

This Christmas holidays, PFO and Beat the Street Burnley will be coming together to create three different Christmas Trails. These will be live from Monday 20th December until Friday 31st December. There will be prizes for trying these events including a photography competition of you out and about on the courses.

Thu 16 DecRead more…

SnookO Test at Club Night

A short SnookO course was set up at Marl Pits to test the new software from Sportident at this weeks club night.

14 participants enjoyed the short courses and it was create to be able to present real results at download rather than waiting for lots of manual manipulation of the data.

There were two SnookO courses available to test the two options that were available along with a simple liner course using the same controls so that people got a decent run around.

Results and splits are here

Wed 15 Dec

NWNL 21/22NW Night League 2021-2022

Sponsored by Bright Bike Lights

The NWNL comprises 7 night events. The series is sponsored by BrightBikeLights.

Sun 12 DecRead more…

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…

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.