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Tweet Tuesday 20th July 2021

Entries for the Relay and Individual events close midnight on Sunday 8 August

The British Sprint Championships Weekend

21 August & 22 August 2021

Skelmersdale, Lancashire

Update July 20th 2021

With the Government lifting of the majority of restrictions, we have now received permissions from West Lancashire Borough Council for the Sprint Championships Weekend to proceed in full.

The entry closing date for both the Relay and Individual events is midnight on Sunday 8 August, the end of the Scottish Six Day week. Entries online only at Fabian4.

The Organising and Planning teams have continued with their work during this uncertain time and are now on the final push to have everything in place for a great weekend of technical urban sprint orienteering.

Some social distancing measures may still be in place for the event and we would ask everyone competing to follow the current British Orienteering Guidelines during the weekend.

The British Sprint Championships website is here and will continue to be updated as and when further information is available.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Noman Hall
Weekend Coordinator 

Entries close at midnight on Sunday 8 August
Tweet Friday 30th July 2021

The Scottish Orienteering 6-Days Event starts this weekend!

The 23rd Scottish 6 Days Orienteering event will be held in Lochaber between the 1st and 7th August 2021.

Lochaber is a scenic area in the Scottish Highlands, including Fort William, the outdoor capital of Scotland and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK.

Event Schedule is as follows:

Sunday 1st August

Long distance

Day 1: Ardchattan, north of Loch Etive

Monday 2nd August

Middle distance

Day 2: Inverlochy, Fort William

Tuesday 3rd August

Long distance

Day 3: Arisaig

Wednesday 4th August


Rest day
Check back later to see if we have planned any activities

Thursday 5th August

Long distance

Day 4: Achnacarry

Friday 6th August

Long distance

Day 5: Creag Dhubh, Newtonmore

Saturday 7th August

Middle distance

Day 6: Craig Meagaidh

This year’s event will be different from others and to keep numbers at each area down there will be two 3-Day events. Subject to final permissions the event will start at Ardchattan, a scenic open area on the northern shore of Loch Etive before moving to a new area and Middle distance race at Inverlochy, directly beneath the north face of Ben Nevis. Day 3 will take the Road to the Isles to Arisaig, with opportunities to continue the journey through Mallaig and out to Skye for a day trip.

After a well-earned rest day or a chance to bag a Munro, the main programme will recommence at another great new area at Creag Dhubh, to the north of the River Spey near Newtonmore. Everyone will get the chance to run there as it is also being used for the next day. The final day (Middle distance) is on the National Nature Reserve at Creag Meagaidh, with outstanding views over the Ardverikie Estate, Loch Laggan and numerous Munros.

More details and start times can be found on the Scottish 6 Days website here.


British Orienteering would like to take this opportunity to wish all members navigating their way to the Scottish 6 Days over the next days a safe journey as they travel there.  British Orienteering also would like to thank the Scottish 6 Days Organising team for all the hard work they have put in to making this event happen.  Wishing all orienteers attending this event a great week of orienteering within the spectacular and stunning scenery.  

Don't forget to post your comments and photos on British Orienteering's social media Twiiter and Facebook channels.  Have fun!

Day 3: Arisaig and the Islands Credit: Dave Peel
Tweet Thursday 29th July 2021

British Orienteering Championships 2021 - entries open on 1 August 2021

Saturday 2 October & Sunday 3 October 2021

Bristol Orienteering Klubb, in conjunction with Devon Orienteering Club welcome you to the South West of England in October 2021 for what they hope will be a memorable albeit complex weekend of orienteering on the sand dunes of Braunton Burrows.

The British Individual Long Championships 2021 will be held at Braunton Burrows, near Barnstaple in Devon on Saturday 2 October 2021. They will be followed the next day, not by the tradition British Relay Championships, but by a Middle distance race in the same area. Both events will be subject to COVID requirements in place at the time.

Both events are due to be part of the UK O league series.

The Organising Team have been very busy getting this event ready and they anticipate that entries will be open on the 1 August 2021.
Please see the British Orienteering Championships website for details about entries here:

As soon as more details become available about the event they will be added to the event website.

Tweet Tuesday 12th May 2020

British Orienteering Awards 2019 - Winner of The SILVA Trophy Announced

British Orienteering Awards 2019

British Orienteering are pleased to announce the final winner of the Mapping Awards for 2019.

The SILVA Trophy is for the best map produced by professional mappers.

The three judges agreed that the winning map is:

Dunfermline by Chris Smithard.

Talking about the map Chris. said:  “Making a map of Dunfermline was a pleasure! It is the place where my Dad grew up and where my Uncle and Aunt still live so holds a special personal connection for me. Thanks to Kingdom of Fife Orienteers for giving me the opportunity to map it.”

“I would seriously recommend if you have the opportunity in the future that you should both go orienteering there and explore the town. With its old town centre, historic buildings and beautifully maintained park it is a gem that most people miss. More importantly it provides a varied and interesting orienteering challenge!”

The map awards for maps used in 2019 are decided on submissions provided by clubs and mappers. The judges were Ray Barnes, Brian Bullen and Susan Marsden with the scoring is based on specification, cartography and presentation.

“The stated aim of the Mapping Awards is to encourage and recognise high standards of mapping. Some opportunities for improvement that the judges identified include adhering to the BOF Rules for mapping and using the BOF symbol sets, improving generalisation and getting the scale correct.”

“The judges found it exceedingly difficult to differentiate between many of the maps submitted for several of the trophies. All those who submitted maps should be immensely proud of their achievements.”

“The judges would like to send their appreciation and congratulations to all entries for the high standard this year.”

Terry Smith (Acting Chair Map Advisory Group)

Chris Smithard - The winner of the SILVA Trophy.