British Orienteering is the National Governing Body for the sport of orienteering in the United Kingdom, formed in June 1967. Their website provides a huge amount of information and support for both newcomers to the sport and experienced orienteers.
British Orienteering fixtures
All UK orienteering events are listed on a comprehensive database managed by British Orienteering. The event programme can be viewed as a list, a diary or as a map, with ample systems for filtering according to individual needs.
British Orienteering rankings
All regular orienteers in UK are automatically listed on the British Orienteering’s national rankings database available here.
British Schools Orienteering
Information and advice about orienteering for schools is available here.
The English Orienteering Council is the long-established (1973), autonomous and democratic body which has sole responsibility for English national orienteering teams. Details about EOC is available here
The International Orienteering Federation is a global body with the objective of spreading the sport of orienteering, promoting its development and creating and maintaining an attractive world event programme. Its comprehensive website, which includes details of international orienteering events.
Orienteering in the Yorkshire region
There are six other open orienteering clubs in Yorkshire and the Humber region and all welcome newcomers to their events as well as visitors from other Clubs. Click on Club’s acronym below for details.
Harrogate, Ripon and surrounding areas CLARO
Humberside & Lincolnshire HALO
Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield EPOC
Leeds, Bradford, Wharfedale and Airedale Airienteers
South Yorkshire SYO
and for students… University of York UYOC
Other Orienteering disciplines
There are several alternative orienteering disciplines and these links provide information about these.
This is a discipline of the sport designed so that people with disabilities could have meaningful orienteering competitions. It completely eliminates the element of speed over the ground, but makes the map- interpretation element much harder.
GOODS AND SERVICES
Most orienteering equipment and clothing is available from specialist retailers including:
Ultrasport – UK’s longest established orienteering retailer
Compass Point – UK’s first online orienteering shop in the UK.
NEWS AND GOSSIP
nopesport – an on-line orienteering portal with information, forums, gossip and more
CompassSport is Britain’s national orienteering magazine
Simple on-line tests to check if you are really familiar with
Orienteering map Symbols
Control Description Symbols