LOC Club Champs - Haverthwaite Heights

A closed event for LOC members only

Event date: Sun 16 Jan

Sun 16 JanRead more…

Virtual Orienteering

MapRun and Permanant Courses

MapRun F, Source:

Press here to go to LOC MapRun menu


Maprun is an app which runs on both Android and Apple mobile phones and GPS enabled tablets. It can be downloaded free of charge.

There are now multiple versions:

MapRunF   the original app

MapRun6   the latest app           Both of these will work on your phone.

MapRunG  for using maprun on a Garmin Watch.

The LOC courses are normal orienteering courses except that there are no physical markings on the ground identifying the location of the control sites. The mobile device will ‘beep’ at each site.

Birkrigg Night O enjoyed by Juniors !

, Source:

Many thanks for sharing this photo from the Night event at Birkrigg on Weds 12th - two of our Juniors enjoying the night O !

Thu 13 JanRead more…

Spring in Lakeland - 23rd /24th April

An SROC/LOC weekend

The Spring in Lakeland weekend is now open for entries on SiEntries, with a joint entry portal.

The Saturday event is an SROC Middle Distance National event at Blakeholme and the Sunday event is...

Thu 6 JanRead more…

Compass Sport Cup North West Heats Hawes End

Save 13th Feb in your calendar: details to follow

Sun 12 DecRead more…


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. This can be running, but there are many who jog or walk. 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.

You take part individually, and you don’t get to see the map with the course on it until the race starts, so you can’t plan your route or check out where the controls are in advance. The fastest person to visit all the controls in the right order is the winner.


Read More - Your questions answered 

Some Useful Videos - Get Out & Go

British Orienteering Race Calendar - www.britishorienteering.org.uk/page/event