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Tweet Tuesday 14th August 2018

White Hall Outdoor Education Centre has achieved British Orienteering Recognised Centre Status

British Orienteering is delighted to announce that the White Hall Outdoor Education Centre has been accredited to their Recognised Centre scheme. The White Hall Centre has been recognised by British Orienteering the National Governing body for the sport as providing a positive first experience of orienteering to visiting groups. The White Hall Centre is one of an increasing number of recently accredited centres awarded British Orienteering Recognised Centre status.

Dan Riley Programme Leader from The White Hall Outdoor Education Centre said:  

"The White Hall Outdoor Education Centre is very excited about achieving Recognised Centre Status. The centre, located in the Peak District National Park has a long and proud tradition of providing high-quality orienteering activity. We have a number of maps and permanent courses both on-site and immediately adjacent to it. We are well set up for visiting groups of orienteers. There are several excellent areas nearby and groups can choose from either residential or glamping accommodation. In addition, we can provide a whole range of outdoor and adventurous activities to complement your orienteering."








Craig Anthony, Development Manager for British Orienteering, said:

“Our Recognised Centre scheme is designed to work with Outdoor Centres to understand how orienteering is used as a tool to deliver a wide variety of educational outcomes. We are pleased to recognise White Hall Outdoor Education Centre as delivering a high-quality orienteering experience to visiting groups.





Recognised Centre Status is awarded to Outdoor Centres who can show a consistently high standard of orienteering across a range of criteria that covers orienteering delivery, staffing, resourcing as well as policies and procedures. These are examined in detail by British Orienteering advisors and accredited to outdoor centres only if they meet the standards.

British Orienteering, the National Governing Body of the sport, provide specialist advisors to help Outdoor Centres across the country to provide the highest standards in orienteering delivery. 

As part of the Recognised Centre scheme, British Orienteering provides approved outdoor centres with: 

  • A Recognised Centre plaque to display at their centre which confirms that the National Governing Body of the sport of orienteering is satisfied with the standards in orienteering being delivered by the centre
  • Use of the British Orienteering Recognised Centre logo on all their correspondence
  • A high profile listing on the British Orienteering website
  • Opportunities to host British Orienteering workshops, training courses and camps
  • On-going access to a wealth of orienteering knowledge and expertise.

British Orienteering, the National Governing Body for orienteering in the United Kingdom, launched their Recognised Centre scheme in 2015. The scheme aims to raise the profile of orienteering within the outdoor industry and recognise high-quality experiences being provided by centres across the country.

For more information about the scheme and how to join visit the dedicated Recognised Centre section on the British Orienteering website