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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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We can't wait to see your orienteering activities. 

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Tweet Friday 11th June 2021

Looking for something to do this weekend outdoors with family and friends?

Orienteering is an outdoor sport that involves participants following a course marked on a map and finding their way to a series of checkpoints.  It is up to participants to decide which way to go, which is all part of the fun and sets it apart from just a walk or run. 

Orienteering is very well placed to offer individual or family-friendly adventurous challenges for all ages and abilities.  From courses with permanent markers to discover, to virtual courses that you can complete with your smartphone or GPS watch, there has never been a better time to start your next outdoor adventure with orienteering. 

With over 500 Permanent and Virtual Orienteering Courses across the UK which one are you going to do this sunny weekend? Find out more here.