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Tweet Friday 17th May 2019

British Orienteering's National Office joins in with World Orienteering Day!

The British Orienteering National Office made the most of the glorious World Orienteering Day weather and ran a fun Xplorer event around the grounds of the National Office at Scholes Mill in Tansley, near Matlock, Derbyshire in their lunch hour today.  

Tim Herod from the Development Team set up the course which took place from the office carpark at Scholes Mill and out to the local area. People from around the industrial estate were encouraged to come out on their lunchbreak and give orienteering a go. National Office staff including Peter Hart British Orienteering's Chief Executive Officer took part in the fun.

Peter Hart says: "Having just participated in an Xplorer activity as part of World Orienteering Day I was able to enjoy the sport of orienteering and the challenges involved in the sport whilst at the same time explore the wonderful countryside around the office in Derbyshire. I hope you all have a similar experience and will continue to participate in a sport that challenges you both physically and mentally."

How are you planning to get involved and support World Orienteering Week?

There are plenty of ways to join in with all of the UK Orienteering fun!
Take part in the events that are already planned to take place across the UK.

Check out this list of club activities and events.
There are more events listed on the world map - click on the UK and find more events near you here.

Be part of it! For more information about World Orienteering Day visit: 

For more information about other orienteering activities, please visit

Don't forget to post and share your photos and videos of how you have enjoyed taking part?

Please help us to generate momentum throughout the week via social media and post your photos and videos tagging in #WorldOrienteeringDay and Facebook British Orienteering or Twitter @GBROrienteering 

Together let's make this the best World Orienteering Week ever!

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