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Now is the time to try orienteering!

Sat, 2018-11-10 00:00
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 unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time.

British Orienteering Membership Renewals for 2019 Now Live!

Fri, 2018-11-09 00:00
Membership Renewals for 2019 are now being accepted.

Universities Orienteering Training Weekend

Fri, 2018-11-09 00:00
Last weekend 29 orienteers from Bristol, Bath, Loughborough and Durham universities travelled to Ilkley in West Yorkshire for a joint training weekend.

Sport England Active Lives Adult Survey 2018

Fri, 2018-11-09 00:00
Sport England’s Active Lives survey reveals almost 300,000 more people are active, and inactivity rates are beginning to improve.

Watch British Trail Orienteering Championships on BBC iPlayer

Fri, 2018-11-09 00:00
The Adventure Show was screened on Sunday 4 November on BBC2 Scotland, FreeSat and Sky.

Orienteering is not just for the super fit.

Wed, 2018-11-07 00:00
Orienteering is not just for the fit and super active elite athletes. The main appeal of orienteering is that it's a very family-orientated sport. 

Talent Summer Camp - Diary Report by Rachel Duckworth (DVO)

Mon, 2018-11-05 00:00
British Orienteering's Talent Squad's Training Camp was held over the summer at Blencathra Field Study Centre, Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria. 

Junior Inter Regional Orienteering Championship 2018

Sun, 2018-11-04 00:00
Report by Rachel Collins, Meadow McCauley and Hannah McMullen.

Recruitment for Chair of British Orienteering

Fri, 2018-11-02 00:00
British Orienteering Chair An exciting opportunity exists to become Chair of British Orienteering, the national governing body for orienteering in the UK, and to succeed the current Chair, Judith Holt who is standing down to at the Annual General Meeting in April 2019. Judith is handing on the role...

The Adventure Show set to show British TrailO Champs

Thu, 2018-11-01 00:00
Adventure Show coverage of the British TrailO Championships at Crathes is set to be transmitted on

Membership Renewals for 2019 Now Live!

Thu, 2018-11-01 00:00
Membership Renewals for 2019 are now being accepted.

2019 National Coaching Conference - have you booked your place yet?

Tue, 2018-10-30 00:00
The 2019 national coaching conference is on the horizon and we caught up with Hilary Palmer to find out what’s in store and if you’ve not booked on yet, why you should.

Have your say and advocate for Orienteering to be reintroduced

Mon, 2018-10-29 00:00
Review of GCSE, AS and A-level physical education activity list

Entries open for Community Sport and Recreation Awards

Sun, 2018-10-28 00:00
Entries are now open for the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards. They are free and easy to enter and have been championing grassroots work on a national scale for over twenty years.

Xplorer set for a frighteningly good time during Halloween again this year!

Sat, 2018-10-27 00:00
Initially supported by Sport England and now working with a wide range of partners to keep the project sustainable, British Orienteering looks forward to special themed Xplorer events taking place again this Halloween.

Exercise inequalities leave millions of women inactive

Fri, 2018-10-26 00:00
 This Girl Can returns with new inspirational Fit Got Real message to reach women of all backgrounds and ethnicities who feel left behind by traditional exercise

The November Classic Weekend - 3rd 4th November 2018

Thu, 2018-10-25 00:00
Southampton Orienteering Club (SOC) and British Army Orienteering Club (BAOC) present The November Classic Weekend on 3rd and 4th November 2018.

You can shape the future of our training webinars

Thu, 2018-10-25 00:00
British Orienteering’s pilot of three live online training sessions concluded last week and now is the opportunity to send in your thoughts and help shape the future programme. By letting us know the topics you’d want to be delivered, when you’d want to see them and how’s the best way to find out ab...

South Yorkshire Orienteers and Interlopers take Compass Sport Cup Trophy 2018

Mon, 2018-10-22 00:00
Twenty-six clubs made the journey to Cannock Chase in Staffordshire for the final of the Compass Sport Cup and Trophy. The sun shone, club flags fluttered, and orienteers ran their hearts out for their clubs in this annual team competition for large and small clubs.