Training Information

Club Night 30th October onwards

St Nicks location

Club night resumes this evening at the new location of St Nicholas's primary school in Newchurch, Rossendale

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This section on the web-site will be where you will find out information about any planned training activities for PFO members.

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Orienteering Foundation Training Day

The Orienteering Foundation will be holding another Lakes Coaching Day at Haverthwaite Heights on Saturday 23 November 2019.

A handful of PFO members participated in the last session and found it very beneficial with a great opportunity to train in Lakeland terrain.

Further details of this event are here.

We have arranged to go as a group which will enable us to tailor the training to the needs of those attending.

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How well do you know your map and control symbols?

Understanding the information on your map and also what the control feature is that you are looking for are key parts of successful orienteering.

Try these interactive tests courtesy of Octavian Droobers Orienteering Club.

For PC click here.

For Touch Screens click here

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What type of training do you want?


The skills and experience of everyone in PFO are different, therefore everyone's training needs differ.

If there is any specific topic that you feel that you would like some training in then please let Gillian know.

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Training Videos

South London Orienteers (SLOW) have produced a series of eight videos showing different techniques used in orienteering.
The videos are presented by different athletes from the GB Orienteering team and filmed in different locations.

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Orienteering Books

Carol-Mc Neill-Orienteering-Book

Some useful books with advice on orienteering.

There are a number of useful books available to help improve your orienteering, here are a few suggestions.

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BRGS After School Club


There is an Orienteering after school club at Bacup & Rawtenstall Grammar School.

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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.

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