Key Documents

British Orienteering is the National Governing Body for the sport of orienteering in the United Kingdom, formed in June 1967. We are a non-profit making organisation; all our income is invested in developing orienteering throughout the UK from grassroots through to international competition. British Orienteering is a member of the International Orienteering Federation and was established as a Private Company, Limited by Guarantee, on 4th January 1982.

Our Vision

Orienteering is the ‘go to’ outdoor sport for people wanting to test themselves physically and mentally

Our Mission

To lead, govern, promote and develop orienteering in the UK

Our Values

The values we wish to observe as we pursue our vision are:

  • Respect
  • Fairness
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness
  • Transparency

Our Service Charter

Our Charter sets out our commitment and the high standards of service we aim to provide. Our Charter applies to everyone who has contact with British Orienteering. You can help us by respecting staff, volunteers, and other customers and for the health and safety of yourself and others when using our services or taking part in orienteering activities. The Full-Service Charter document can be found here.


Association and Club Conference 

Association and Club Conference 2017 Notes