Getting to events - Event signage
During the COVID-19 pandemic our permanent and virtual orienteering courses are the only orienteering currently available. These courses are free to use and are both an excellent introduction to the sport of orienteering to the beginner.
The content here is relevant for organised events, we will update our homepage when these events are able to resume.
If you are a beginner - it is recommended that you read the sections on how to orienteer - and then give one of our permanent orienteering courses a go (you can even use your mobile phone on some of them to track your progress using our virtual orienteering app).
OK, you've taken the plunge and decided to come along to your first event. The event details will probably give a postcode - this is usually a point on a public road from which the exact location of the event parking and assembly areas will be signposted. Once you get to the postcode location, expect to see signs like those shown below. For larger events the signage starts before you arrive at the given postcode, e.g. at road junctions along the main approach routes.
A standard British Orienteering sign - more likely to be seen at larger events.
A typical BOK sign - used at the majority of our local events.
An orienteering control kite (but without the number) - more likely to be seen at an informal event.
BOK Lift Share Group
"The club holds a list of members who are interested in regularly or occasionally sharing lifts. The list is kept on a computer. Every time the list is updated it is emailed to members who have expressed an interest in lift sharing. If you are interested in lift sharing email me your name, address, telephone number and contact email address."
Carol Iddles, Lift Share Group Coordinator
Types of organised event