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.

WOD - World Orienteering Day


PFO are holding a WOD event at Marl Pits, Rawtenstall on Wednesday 15th May

Tue 14 MayRead more…

Introduction to Orienteering


Yet again we had wonderful weather for the 4th in our introduction to orienteering session in Towneley Park, Burnley.

This was the last week of the series, but we will endeavour to do something similar later in the year.

Results are available here.

Wed 1 MayRead more…

PFO vs SELOC Bowling Match


This year welcomes a return to the PFO vs SELOC crown green bowling match on Sunday 11th August.

Fri 26 AprRead more…

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…

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…

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.