Getting Started

This section has been designed to help those new to the sport participate in their first orienteering event. It explains what you need to take part, and what to expect at an event. It also describes the various types of orienteering event.

There may seem to be a lot to take in, but when you get to an event it should all be very straightforward. There are always people around to help newcomers so please make yourself known and we'll show you what you need to know. Alternatively, if you have any burning questions, drop us an enquiries [at] (email).

If you'd like to watch some introductory videos, the British Orienteering Guide for newcomers to the sport has some good examples.