Beginner?

What is Orienteering?

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Orienteering is a sport that combines map reading and running. Competitors have to find their way between a series of checkpoints, called controls, as quickly as possible. There’s no set route between the controls, so you have to decide which way to go and then find your way there without getting lost.

Future Events

Almost all events have courses for beginners (please read the event details).
Full list of all future events

Night Terrain - Tarn Hows

Part of 2016-17 LOC Winter Night Series

Event date: Wed 18 Jan

The controls will be enabled in contactless mode so that those with SIAC dibbers should not need to physically punch the controls. However, note that it will be necessary to punch the start and finsh controls which will not be programmed in contactless mode.

Some notes on using SIACs are attached.

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Roanhead - Sandscale Haws

Event Report

Thu 17 NovRead more…

Club Photos!

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Follow the link below to the new 'Lakeland Orienteering Club Flickr' page! 

'Click Here' 

Sat 16 AprRead more…

British Championship 2017

This year in Lakeland

NWOA is hosting the British Long and British Relay Championships on the 6th and 7th May, the details are on the 'Events' page.

A report and photos of club members at the 2016 British Championships...

Mon 16 JanRead more…

Club Champs - Blakeholme - 15th Jan 2017

Congratulations to Frances Biggin, who successfully negotiated the Green course in Blake Holme and became our new Club Champion crossing the line first, ahead of Rachel Powell, Andrew Smith and Roger Smith (no relation!). 

A huge thanks...

Sat 10 DecRead more…

Tuesday Run from Torver

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The 'middle' group on Beacon Fell, with an view over Torver Common, planned by Judy and Steve.

Photo by Isobel.

Tue 1 NovRead more…

Club Newsletter

The latest club newsletter produced by Iain Smith-Ward, is attached here.

Mon 31 OctRead more…

Championship Weekend in February 2017

British Night Champship and Northern Championship

The preliminiary information for the Championship Weekend  to be held at Great Tower and Bigland is now attached.

Mon 17 OctRead more…

Success in France and Spain

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Lost in Translation

Despite what's shown, Judy Burge had achieved 1st place in W55L at the Spanish 5-day but due to a misinterpretation she is pictured in 2nd place on the podium. She later claimed her first prize of a...

Thu 11 AugRead more…