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Last Updated: Tue 19 Feb 2019

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 for our members.

You can join PFO and British Orienteering via the following link Join Now

We hold a club night in Rawtenstall on Wednesday nights. More details on the Club Night page.

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 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.

Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds, or even in town and city centres. The most challenging orienteering takes place in areas which have demanding terrain and few paths.

To start orienteering all you need is a sense of adventure and a pair of trainers. It's a great sport for runners, joggers and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors.

Orienteering - An adventure sport for all!