What is Orienteering?

Orienteering Control, Source:

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

2017 Compass Sport Cup round 1

Hosted by SROC at Simpson Ground

Event date: Sun 12 Mar

The LOC entries are managed by our Club Captain - Heather Heppenstall (

The final event details are available on the SROC website, and Start Time List by CLUB and by COURSE are also attached.

All queries should be directed to Heaher.

The link to the results is now on the Results page (below).

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Lanequest 2017

A series of 6 Lanequest Events in June and July, information as on the attached leaflet.

Wed 22 MarRead more…

The Big Stone

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An interesting interlude during the Tuesday Run from Low Bentham.

Photo courtesy of Jackie Chapman

Tue 7 MarRead more…

Tech Event Series

Orienteering Control, Source:

A series of 4 TD5 Wednesday evening events

Remember that the 2017 Tech Series (4 events) is scheduled for April, information on the 'Events' page.

Sun 22 JanRead more…

LOC Coaching Events

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2017 coaching series

A new series of 5 coaching events for LOC members is planned in February, March and April is being coordinated by Derek allison and working with the other LOC coaching team members.

Sun 22 JanRead more…

Club Newsletter

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

Fri 20 JanRead more…

Club Champs - Blakeholme - 15th Jan 2017

Club Champs 2017, Source:

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…

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…