British Orienteering

Orienteering anytime

With over 500 Permanent and Virtual Orienteering courses throughout the country, it's time to find your next adventure!
So whether it's a walk with the family, exploring an area whilst on holiday, competing against others as quick as you can or simply just adding variety to a training run, Orienteering could be just the challenge you are looking for.

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What's it all about?

Your mission is to reach checkpoints or 'controls' marked on a special orienteering map, and the skill and fun comes from trying to find the best route to take. There are courses ideal for beginners as well as for the more experienced. Go in your time, Go at your pace, Go discover a whole new world of adventure in parks, green spaces and urban areas across the UK.

How can I get involved?

Discover more about our Permanent and Virtual Orienteering Courses across the UK, or discover more about our sport, including how to find your local Orienteering Club, and nearby events and activities. 

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What is a Permanent Orienteering Course?

Get out into nature and discover a range of courses readily available at a time that suits you! Simply search for the wooden plaques or posts spread across green spaces and parks. 

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What is a Virtual Orienteering Course?

Created for you to complete with your smartphone or GPS watch - compete against the clock using GPS and find 'virtual' controls. 

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Find your local Club

Be a part of something incredible – join your local orienteering club today and meet like-minded individuals within the sport.