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British Orienteering is the National Governing Body of the sport of 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 unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds. It’s a great sport for runners, joggers and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors.
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What is Community Orienteering?
‘Community Orienteering’ or ‘Community O’ provides weekly training and activities from a fixed location that will allow for skill development at a social and motivating level for people of all ages and abilities. Community O also includes local events and competitions that can provide a stepping stone into mainstream orienteering events. The weekly ‘Club Nights’ are aimed at attracting a broad range of participants from a wide demographic. The nights are accessible to all but are particular popular with family groups. We are also fortunate that orienteering is taught in 60% of schools and the ‘Club Nights’ provide a perfect environment to progress from school orienteering to club events.
Over 50% of English clubs are now engaged in the ‘Community O’ programme and are providing more local, accessible orienteering opportunities in community settings such as parks and school grounds.
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The British Orienteering activity/event finder page is also a useful link for newcomers: Find your next orienteering event
Participation Manager (South)
8a Stancliffe House
Tel: 01629 734 042
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