British Orienteering

British Orienteering Volunteer and Club Awards

Nominations are now open! Volunteers are at the heart of our sport – let’s take this opportunity together and join in celebrating the work of our own volunteers and their incredible contributions to our sport of orienteering throughout the last year!

Entries open for junior selection races, March-April, 2018

Entries are now open for the junior selection races for 2018. The results of these races, along with other criteria, will inform selection into the Talent Squad, invites to summer training camps and teams for the international junior competitions.

New Year...New You.

If being more active is one of your New Year's resolutions, why not try orienteering?

Heading back to University after the festive break?

Are you thinking: New Year… New Sport? Or just wanting to keep fit between studying but find running boring, try 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 uni...

British Orienteering Mapping Awards 2017

The following awards are for maps first used in competition during 2017. To be eligible, maps should be of new areas or significant extensions/major revisions to existing maps. Submissions should state briefly the mapper involvement. Chichester Trophy Presented for the best map by an amateur mapper...

Strategic Consultation – Volunteering

Volunteers in clubs and at events are the heartbeat of the sport. Without them, the sport would not be able to function and provide so much enjoyment to thousands of people of all ages throughout the year across the country. Orienteering is in a unique position as one of few sports with such a diver...

New year…… New sport!

Get into Orienteering! It’s a new year… So why not try a new sport? Orienteering is an exciting adventure sport suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Participants have to navigate their way between a series of checkpoints (called controls) shown on the map. There’s no set route, yo...

Anyone Can Orienteer

Hamish Willis, Chair of Pendle Forest Orienteers reports on a recent orienteering project he's been working on.

Interview with Clive Wilkinson, Head Coach at Suffolk Orienteering Club

Tim Herod, England Development Officer at British Orienteering, says: “I thought I would interview Clive Wilkinson, Head Coach at Suffolk Orienteering Club (SUFFOC) after I visited the club event at Haughley Park where shadowing was offered. I witnessed coaches going out with newcomers and being a h...

Matthew and Aiden's Guide to Orienteering

Transition 2 learners Matthew and Aiden have shown a real determination to capture their orienteering experiences of the past few months on film and turn them into a really useful resource for others.

National Office - Christmas / New Year

The National Office will close for Christmas and New Year on Friday 22 December 2017 until Monday 1 January 2018. National Office will re-open as usual at 9 am on Tuesday 2 January 2018. With best wishes for the festive season.

European Orienteering Championships Early Selections

We are pleased to announce the early selections for the European Orienteering Championships. Early selections are made to enable the athletes selected to make the best use of their preparation for the championships.  

UK Elite Orienteering League Returns for 2018

The UK Elite Orienteering League is returning for 2018. Kicking off on 24th March at the Scottish Spring weekend it runs through 10 rounds to the British Championships at Balmoral on 19th May. The League defines the must-do races for elites and aspiring elites. Consisting of the most competitive ra...