British Orienteering News

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.

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.

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...

Performance Athlete Awards Announced

We are pleased to announce the athletes who have been selected to receive the Athlete Awards for 2018. The group of 9 athletes have all performed at a high level over the past two seasons and are recognised as Great Britains biggest medal hopes over the next 2 years.

Malham Training Camp...continued 2: Stan Heap (Southdowns Orienteers)

Jennie Taylor Communications Officer at British Orienteering caught up with Anika Schwarze-Chintapatla (Eborienteers) and Stanley Heap (Southdowns Orienteers) who are both athletes in the British Orienteering’s Talent Squad. Both attended the recent Malham technical training camp with the rest of th...