Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body. The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds. It’s a great sport for runners, joggers and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors.
Eborienteers is the orienteering club that covers York, Selby and the north east part of North Yorkshire. We are a medium sized Club with about 150 active members. The Club organises orienteering races in a wide range of different areas from rough moorland and forest in the North York Moors, to gentler woodland in the Vale of York, as well as urban races in cities and towns such as York, Scarborough and Pickering. We have weekly Club Nights every Monday at Millthorpe School, York. Non-members are especially welcome at Club nights – details of Club Nights HERE.
ORIENTEERING FOR ALL
Everybody is welcome at all our orienteering events and activities. Newcomers to the sport of all ages are especially welcome. No experience is necessary as the Club has a team of qualified coaches available to help novices become experienced in the sport. Click HERE to find out where our next event is to be held and we look forward to seeing you. Click HERE to tell us that you are planning to come and to arrange for someone to be on hand to help you at you first event.