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Tweet Wednesday 20th February 2019

Closing date for Annual Volunteer and Mapping Awards - is just 4 days away!


Deadline for all nominations is JUST NOW DAYS AWAY - Sunday 24 February 2019.

All nominations must be received at National Office by Sunday 24 February 2019.  

Club, Coach and Volunteer Awards

Award Categories Open for Nominations are as follows:

  • Club of the Year Award - find out more here.
  • University Club of the Year Award - find out more here.
  • Coach of the Year Award - find out more here.
  • Young Volunteer of the Year Award - find out more here.
  • Volunteer of the Year Award - new category! - find out more here.
  • SILVA Award - find out more here.

Deadline for all nominations is Sunday 24 February 2019.

Mapping Awards

Mapping Award Categories Open for Nominations are as follows: 

  • Chichester Trophy

  • SILVA Trophy for Professional Maps

  • Walsh Trophy

  • Bonington Trophy

Deadline for all nominations is Sunday 24 February 2019.

To find out more about the awards and how to nominate, click here.

All awards will be presented at British Orienteering's Annual General Meeting.

Tweet Tuesday 19th February 2019

Looking to try a new sport over the half-term holidays?


Orienteering is a sport that combines map reading and running. You have to find your way between a series of checkpoints, called controls, as quickly as possible. There’s no set route between the controls, so you have to decide which way to go and then find your way there without getting lost.

At each control point is an orange and white control flag as well as an electronic punch which records that you have visited the control. When you finish you get an immediate computer printout which tells you your overall time, and your time between each control.

Orienteering is a sport for all ages and abilities.


A great way to get started in orienteering is to attend your local Community Orienteering Club that provides weekly training and activities that will enable you to develop your orienteering skills in a non-competitive and social environment. If you have never orienteered before this is the ideal place to learn the basic skills and meet people from the local club. To find your local Orienteering Club visit:

To get started all you need is a pair of trainers and comfortable sports clothes. At the event, you will be given a map and a mechanism for recording your visits to the control points marked on the map. The majority of events now use electronic punching cards (dibbers) to prove you have visited the controls in the correct order.

Permanent Orienteering Courses are also great fun. To find your nearest course visit:


To experience the full excitement of orienteering you can attend an orienteering event. An event will have courses that are run according to age class and sex or courses that are classified by length and difficulty. Winning requires running speed and stamina, as well as the ability to find the quickest route between controls. To find an orienteering event visit:


To find out more or to find orienteering activities and events in your area visit: and search for activities.


Are you interested in orienteering, but don’t know enough about the sport?
This set of Frequently Asked Questions will help you find out more.

Tweet Monday 18th February 2019

JK2019 Announced in Athletics Weekly today!

Read their full article here.

Tweet Wednesday 1st November 2017

Membership Renewals 2018

Membership Renewals for 2018 are now being accepted. 

Please note that you can only renew your membership if your Club has completed their 2018 affiliation and appears in the dropdown list.

You can renew your membership in 4 ways:

  • Online: To renew your membership online and pay by card, simply log in to the website using the details sent out previously. If you have forgotten your login details please click on the 'forgotten login' button on the homepage. To ensure that you keep your current membership number and to avoid having to re-enter all of your membership and contact details again, please ensure you log in rather than joining as a new member.
  • Direct Debit: If you have already set up a Direct Debit, your payment will be taken in early December and you will receive notification of the exact date in the next few days. You can see if you are a Direct Debit member by logging into the website.
  • Telephone: You can pay over the phone using a card by calling 01629 583037.
  • Cheque: You will receive a membership renewal reminder in the next few days which you can return to the National Office with a cheque.

If you have any questions regarding your membership please contact the National Office on 01629 583037.