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Tweet Tuesday 22nd June 2021

New Mountain Bike Orienteering Series in the Lake District

The British Mountain Bike Orienteering Association (BMBO) has launched a new series in the Lake District.

Further information can be found here

Tweet Monday 21st June 2021

Applications for IOF Secretary General/CEO now being accepted

The International Orienteering Federation (IOF) is seeking to appoint a new Secretary General/Chief Executive Officer to succeed Tom Hollowell who will retire in the autumn of 2021.

Further information can be found here

Tweet Monday 21st June 2021

Experienced orienteers and newcomers enjoy a great orienteering challenge

Report of the event from Alison Cunningham, Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club. 

It was lovely to see such enthusiasm for our local event and to see both experienced orienteers and newcomers enjoy a proper event managed carefully within the covid regulations. The woods were looking beautiful with spring bluebells and fresh green tree foliage, all washed gently by the rain!

Corstorphine Hill woods provide a great orienteering challenge with numerous paths and contours and the courses, especially green, required careful route planning and the need to keep in close contact with the map. Lots of chat about errors made and rusty techniques needing a brush up! Lots of different routes taken on the longer legs - well done Alistair for the interesting courses.

As a floating helper - ready to stand in to cover any problems - I was kept completely redundant, with a small but quietly efficient team keeping everything under control. Well done all!

Thanks to everyone for coming, especially those that travelled from as far afield as Forth Valley Orienteers (FVO), East Lothian Orienteers (ELO), Clydeside Orienteers (Clyde), Mar Orienteering Club (MAROC) and Kingdom of Fife Orienteers (KFO) - welcome back!


Since this event Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club (ESOC) have held another enjoyable event. 

Janet Clark Organiser comments:

"The ESOC event held on the 26 May was part of the local "Sprintelope" series. It was an informal fun event requiring minimal organisation; easy to keep to the social distancing requirements, and at the same time giving a great opportunity to have a quick word with some real people. Helen Bridle planned tricky courses round the intricate streets and lanes of Liberton; and it was great to feel some warm sun. Summer evening orienteering at its best!"


Celebrating the sport of Orienteering across all nations!
British Orienteering wants to hear from clubs as well as individuals, families and schools who are enjoying taking part in orienteering.  Let's join together and celebrate our fantastic sport by sharing our orienteering experiences with each other.  Email:

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Tweet Thursday 20th May 2021

Job Vacancy - Access and Environmental Officer

British Orienteering is creating an exciting new role to address the increasing environmental, economic and regulatory challenges we face in securing access to the countryside for orienteering. This new position will be part-time for three days per week and can be carried out remotely or at British Orienteering’s National Office in Matlock. 

You will be a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and passionate advocate for the sport of orienteering. You will have a professional understanding of the importance of access to the countryside, with relevant technical, legal and environmental knowledge, and experience of putting this knowledge into practice. 

You will not be afraid to experiment and will develop new initiatives in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, including landowners, environmental organisations, other NGBs, and voluntary and special interest groups. The role requires excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, with the aim of providing a modern, responsive and effective service delivering good quality access to the countryside for the sport including clubs and associations. 

This is a demanding, varied and rewarding role. If you are committed to the positive benefits of sport and access to the outdoors, as well as to promoting sustainable and responsible use of the countryside, we would like to hear from you. 

Access and Environmental Officer - Job Description

To apply, please complete and return the documents below to: 


Please note: 
Deadline for applications is 23:59 on Wednesday 30 June 2021.

Interviews will be held on week beginning Monday 5 July 2021.

Closing Date:  30 June 2021