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British Orienteering has two incentives schemes for members to encourage them to reach for the stars!

Sat, 2017-09-30 00:00
As part of British Orienteering membership, your orienteering successes can be recognised through the 'Navigational Challenge' and 'Racing Challenge' Incentive Schemes.

Kingswood West Runton Outdoor Activity Centre has achieved British Orienteering Recognised Centre Status

Fri, 2017-09-29 00:00
British Orienteering is delighted to announce that Kingswood West Runton outdoor activity centre has been accredited to their Recognised Centre scheme. Kingswood West Runton outdoor activity centre has been recognised by British Orienteering, the National Governing body for the sport as providing a...

The final round of the Orienteering World Cup 2017 takes place this weekend in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

Thu, 2017-09-28 00:00
After 8 competitions in 3 Countries, there are three women still in with a chance of winning, but it looks very likely that it will be Natalia Gemperle (RUS) and Tove Alexandersson (SWE) who make up the two highest positions on the podium in Switzerland. In the men’s World Cup, there is an even tigh...

New England Development Officers Join The Team

Thu, 2017-09-28 00:00
By Craig Anthony I’m pleased to announce that this week we welcome two new members of the team to British Orienteering. Peter Brooke and Phil Conway join the Development team as England Development Officers. Fully funded by Sport England these posts complete the team of 4 England Development Officer...

Orienteering Foundation Coaching Day - 10 February 2018

Wed, 2017-09-27 00:00
The Orienteering Foundation is pleased to announce a coaching day that will take place on Saturday 10 February 2018. The day will be held in the South Lakes (exact venue TBC) and will run from 10:00 to 15:00. Participants can be of any standard other than absolute beginners.

British Orienteering supports National Fitness Day! Wednesday 27 September 2017

Tue, 2017-09-26 00:00
More and more people are discovering that orienteering is a fun and challenging activity that gets them exploring the great outdoors.

EGM 2017 Booklet

Fri, 2017-09-22 00:00
The Extraordinary General Meeting of British Orienteering Federation Limited will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday 14th October 2017, venue;         The Studio, Riverside West, Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS1 4AW

Big Grant for a Small Club!

Thu, 2017-09-21 00:00
Sport England has awarded Sarum Orienteering Club a grant of £8,865 towards the costs of a project aimed at growing participation in the sport. The Sarum Greenshoots project will establish a weekly after-school junior club to give the experience of the sport to youngsters and families new to oriente...

2017 Northern Ireland Individual Championships and the Senior Home International Individual Event successfully hosted by Fermanagh Orienteers

Wed, 2017-09-20 00:00
Fermanagh Orienteers - Come west to see the best Jennie Taylor, Communications Officer at British Orienteering, caught up with Philip Mc Goldrick at Fermanagh Orienteers who recently hosted an international event in Florencecourt and Castle Saunderson in Northern Ireland last weekend.

The story of Xplorer 2013-2017

Wed, 2017-09-20 00:00
Xplorer Logo This summer has seen another busy period of Xplorer events being delivered and managed by over 120 of our local community partners.  Using a simple map, the aim is to find a number of markers that are located around the park.  At each marker, children need to identify what is pict...

Did you know there are over 400 British Orienteering Permanent Orienteering Courses across the country?

Tue, 2017-09-19 00:00
Permanent Orienteering Courses are a great way to get outside and go orienteering at a time and place that suits you. Courses offer a huge range of variety, from urban courses in city centres to rural routes through beautiful scenery. They are on your doorstep or further afield helping you to discov...

British Schools Score Orienteering Championships 2017

Mon, 2017-09-18 00:00
The British Schools Score Orienteering Championships 2017, hosted by South Yorkshire Orienteers, on behalf of the British Schools Orienteering Association is to be held at Rother Valley Country Park, near Sheffield on Saturday 14th October 2017

Beat the Street has arrived!

Fri, 2017-09-15 00:00
Jennie Taylor Communications Officer caught up with Northern Ireland Orienteering Association Secretary and active Lagan Valley Orienteers member, Stephen Gilmore.    

The Peter Palmer Junior Relays: The Results

Mon, 2017-09-11 00:00
The Peter Palmer Junior Relays took place at the weekend (Saturday 9 to Sunday 10 September) in Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield.  24 teams took part from 15 different orienteering clubs across the UK.  For the second year running a team from West Cumberland Orienteering Club (WCOC) - Crummock won the...

2017/18 Talent Squad Announced

Fri, 2017-09-08 00:00
British Orienteering is pleased to announce the Junior Talent Squad for 2018. The squad will operate in two tiers and you can read more about this on the GB Programme page.

City of Birmingham Orienteering Club set to host more Junior Events

Fri, 2017-09-08 00:00
Newcomer and Schools Events are set to be held on Saturday afternoons throughout the rest of the 2017 year and throughout 2018.

The 25th Peter Palmer Junior Team Relays takes place this weekend!

Thu, 2017-09-07 00:00
The City of Birmingham Orienteering Club in association with other West Midlands Orienteering Clubs are hosting and organising the 25th Peter Palmer Junior Team Relays set to take place this weekend (Saturday 9 – Sunday 10 September 2017) in Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield near Birmingham.

4th Place for Cat Taylor and Top 20 for Chris Smithard

Fri, 2017-09-01 00:00
Great Britain had eight representatives in the sprint with three men and five women competing. In the Men's race, Chris Smithard qualified very well from his heat finishing up in 2nd place. Will Gardner (20th) and Hector Haines (27th) unfortunately did not progress. In the women's qualificat...

GB Women’s Relay team finish as 5th top nation at the World Cup

Fri, 2017-09-01 00:00
World Cup 2017 Round 3 – RELAY

Looking to progress in coaching orienteering?

Thu, 2017-08-31 00:00
UKCC Level 2 Coaching Course Two-day training course