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Woodland Trust Article

Thu, 2019-01-17 00:00
Thank you to both Andrew Evans, Dartford Orienteering Klub (DFOK) and Allison Page, DFOK Club Coach who both met with a feature writer and photographer from the Woodland Trust Head Office in Grantham. The reporter has written up the article about her experience of orienteering.

Rules Update

Thu, 2019-01-17 00:00
The Rules of Orienteering and Competition Rules C - Sprint, F - JK Sprint, L - YBT and S – Ranking have been updated effective 1st January 2019 and should be applied as soon as reasonably practicable.

Why not try your hand at orienteering with Forestry Commission England?

Wed, 2019-01-16 00:00
Why not try your hand at orienteering with Forestry Commission England in the nation’s forests this winter to test your navigation skills around the woods. The aim is for everyone is to move between control points marked on an orienteering map. If you are a little more competitive the challenge is t...

An Introduction to Orienteering presented by Graham Gristwood

Tue, 2019-01-15 00:00
South London Orienteering Club (SLOW) has produced a video to help inform and guide beginners on what to expect at their first orienteering race. The film, which covers the orienteering map, courses, controls, equipment and what to wear, will be released at 5 pm on South London Orienteers' YouTu...

British Orienteering Annual Awards 2018 – Nominations Now Open!

Mon, 2019-01-14 00:00
There are thousands of people who are committed to the development and delivery of orienteering within the UK each year. British Orienteering is looking for nominees for our 2018 awards and wants to recognise and reward some of the great work being done across the sport of orienteering by our clubs,...

Heading back off to University?

Mon, 2019-01-14 00:00
Heading back to University after the Christmas break and New Year celebrations...

National Coaching Conference this weekend

Fri, 2019-01-11 00:00
This weekend we look forward to welcoming coaches from across the country to the National Coaching Conference at The University of Nottingham.

JK2019: The first closing date for entries is this Sunday! (13th January)

Fri, 2019-01-11 00:00
Jan Kjellström International Festival of Orienteering 2019 19th April - 22nd April 2019

Get up to Speed: Orienteering Skills Videos produced by South London Orienteers

Thu, 2019-01-10 00:00
Sport England awarded South London Orienteers a grant of £3,850 towards the cost of a project to help teenagers develop the orienteering skills needed for more technical courses.

Chiltern Challenge 2019

Wed, 2019-01-09 00:00
National and Ranking Event

2019 is the Year of the Volunteer in Orienteering!

Mon, 2019-01-07 00:00
British Orienteering is excited to launch a new national club volunteering campaign to grow the number of volunteers and help ensure a sustainable future for clubs across the country.

Make your British Orienteering Membership Pay

Fri, 2019-01-04 00:00
Five families have saved a total of over £116 each by using their British Orienteering membership discount to book Forest Holidays in the last month.

Working Group to Consider Future Strategy for the Funding of the Performance Pathway

Fri, 2019-01-04 00:00
Sport England ceased to give financial support to the Performance Programme in 2017. It is likely that they will withdraw the current funding from the Talent Programme in 2021.

British Night Orienteering Championships 2019 – Aberdeenshire

Fri, 2019-01-04 00:00
23 and 24 February 2019 Come to spectacular North East Scotland for an Aberdeenshire adventure this February at the British Night Championships Weekend.

JK 2019 First Closing Date Fast Approaching!

Thu, 2019-01-03 00:00
A reminder about the JK International Festival of Orienteering being held in Southern England this Easter.  The first closing date, Sunday 13th January, is just a few days away.  That is the last day when you can take advantage of the best value entry fees.  So now really is the time to enter.

Are you thinking: New Year… New Sport?

Wed, 2019-01-02 00:00
Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body.

New Year...New You?

Tue, 2019-01-01 00:00
If being more active is one of your New Year's resolutions, why not try orienteering?

Happy New Year to all our members!

Tue, 2019-01-01 00:00
British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to wish all our clubs and members a very happy new year.

Busy Planning Your 2019 Bucket List?

Sun, 2018-12-30 00:00
If you haven’t ever tried the sport of Orienteering, then now is the time! 

Landmark report reveals children’s activity levels for the first time

Fri, 2018-12-28 00:00
New research published by Sport England, carried out independently by Ipsos MORI, reveals the scale of the challenge to help the nation’s children be more active, and the benefits that sport and physical activity can bring.