Go orienteering

Visiting a control marker

Visiting a control marker

Last updated: Tue 6 Feb 2024

There are many ways to enjoy the sport of orienteering.

Competitive events from small local ones to large (2000 people+) national/international ones.
Virtual (smartphone/watch) courses
, where the controls are virtual.
Permanent Orienteering Courses
with markers on the ground.

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Orienteering Events

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring

Virtual Orienteering Courses

The MapRun orienteering app allows you to take part in “Virtual” orienteering courses using the GPS in your smartphone (or watch) at a time convenient for yourself. You run a course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version, and yo

Permanent Orienteering Courses

If you’d like to try orienteering while socially distancing, then a permanent course might be just right for you. It enables you to follow a map and find the controls in your own time. Your challenge is to discover checkpoints in the form of posts


Orienteering is a sport that combines map reading and running. Competitors have to find their way between a series of checkpoints, called controls, as quickly as possible. There’s no set route between the controls, so you have to decide which way to

What is Orienteering?

Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves walking or running whilst navigating around a course using a detailed map and sometimes a compass.The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of control points and decide the bes

Important Event Information

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