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Tweet Wednesday 19th May 2021

World Orienteering Week starts today!

Wednesday 19 May - Tuesday 25 May 2021

Today is the start of World Orienteering Day and it carries on through for the next week.  Many orienteering events are taking place across the UK through the week in line with Government restrictions.

Today and throughout the week it would be great if you could help us to generate some momentum via social media using #WorldOrienteeringDay and mentioning posting your orienteering activities and including British Orienteering or @GBROrienteering

Orienteering is a go-to sport for all ages and fitness abilities.

World Orienteering Day is a great opportunity to find out more about the sport of orienteering and give it a go! 

There are plenty of ways to join in with all of the UK Orienteering fun!  

  • There are events listed on the world map - click on the UK and find more events near you here
  • For teachers and Youth Group Leaders there are a wide range of FREE resources available to download as well as FREE activity resources - which just take 30 minutes to prepare, and 30 minutes to carry out.

Here are other ways to get into orienteering during World Orienteering week…

  • Find a Virtual Orienteering Course near you – if you haven’t yet tried one, then World Orienteering Day is a great time to have a go!
  • Book on British Orienteering’s new online E-learning ‘Introduction to Orienteering’ courses.  Find out more here.

Be part of it!  Once you are hooked on orienteering, you will never look back.

For more information about World Orienteering Day visit

Interested, but just want to know more about the sport of orienteering?  Find out more here.



Celebrating Orienteering!  How are you getting involved in World Orienteering Day / Week?

Please share with us what orienteering activities and fun events you are taking part in today and across the week.  

British Orienteering or @GBROrienteering