British Orienteering

British Orienteering is the National Governing Body for orienteering in the United Kingdom.

We are a non-profit organisation invested in developing orienteering throughout the UK from grassroots through to international competition.

Your time, your place, your adventure

Young people orienteering

New to orienteering

Our sport is adventurous, fun and suitable for all! Whether you are looking for a new challenge or just want to try it out, here you can learn more about what orienteering is.

Discover orienteering

Mother and son orienteering

Orienteer anytime, anywhere

We offer a range of activities from permanent and virtual orienteering courses around local areas, through to national competitions. Find your local club and join us today.

How to get involved

Man and woman orienteering

Promote your club

Already a member of a club? Access key information and resources on how ways to develop and promote your club, including access to our digital content hub.

Club and Membership Toolkit

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It is the perfect combination of wild running with a purpose. Orienteering is for people who want their runs to be an adventure. For me, it also means that I get to share a sport that my 16 year old son also enjoys. We don't run together - I run my course and he runs his but afterwards, we have shared something that we can talk about; we have shared a common adventure or challenge.

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Sarah Rollins, Southern Navigators Orienteering Club