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Find Out More About Orienteering

Orienteering involves working your way around an orienteering map as efficiently as possible, using your skills at reading the map and making sense of what you can see around you. It can be anything you want, from a gentle recreation to an eyeballs-out international sport. Our sport can take place anywhere from the streets of Central London to the wilds of the Scottish Highlands and everywhere in between including forests, parks, moorland, town centres, school playgrounds, and university campuses. As well as our fabulous Permanent and Virtual Orienteering Courses to try in your own time, at your own pace you can also find out more and get involved in events and activities put on by our welcoming Orienteering clubs across the UK.

Find a Club Event or Activity

Club events are a great place to try some more orienteering. Most have a range of courses designed to suit all ages and abilities.

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The Basics of Orienteering

If you want to learn more about the basics of orienteering, from the special way maps and courses are drawn, to a range of useful skills and techniques to help you on your Orienteering adventures then checkout this 'Get Out & Go' series of videos from Manchester & District Orienteering Club (MDOC) / Greater Manchester Orienteering Association (GMOA)

Getting Started

Getting Going

Getting Confident

Getting Faster