Information Directory

About Us

Pendle Forest Orienteers is a small orienteering club based around Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Accrington and Blackburn. We organise around 12-15 events each year locally, as well as training events … more

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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 t… more

Planning Events

There are a number of documents available to help planners plan good orienteering courses at all levels.… more

Important Event Information

Safety and Risk: A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.… more


Is a web browser app for sharing and comparing orienteering routes. You can draw your own route or upload a GPS track from your watch. It also allows you to watch an animated replay with a simulated m… more

New Map Standards

Check out what’s new in mapping standards for 2018. Includes new symbols to improve map clarity and improve route choice decisions.… more

Health and Safety policies, Accident Forms and Junior Medical Forms

PFO complete a Risk assessment form before all of their events. … more

Resources for teachers

Why offer orienteering in schools? Why is it fun? Some general information and information about books available for teachers who are thinking of offering orienteering in their schools.… more

Offsite Photo Galleries

Photo galleries that are held on another site, mostly Google’s Picasa.… more


List of useful orienteering related links.… more

What is Orienteering ?

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 decid… more

Frequent Questions

A short list of those frequently asked questions.… more

Jim Mitchell’s A-Z of Orienteering

Compiled [with tongue firmly in cheek] by Jim Mitchell.… more

Printing Event details

Details of PFO events can be printed easily from this web-site.… more