Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport that exercises both the mind and the body.
The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points marked on a unique orienteering map and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds. It’s a great sport for runners, joggers and walkers who want to improve their navigation skills or for anyone who loves the outdoors.
British Orienteering is the National Governing Body for the sport of orienteering in the United Kingdom, formed in June 1967.
The Vision for British Orienteering is: More People, More Places, More Podiums (MP3)
The vision statement encompasses three threads which are crucial to the future of British Orienteering and which had considerable support during the consultation:
Expanding the numbers of people aware of, participating in, and assisting as volunteers in, orienteering. This will also swell the number of members of British Orienteering and its Clubs and Associations.
Widening the range of places where orienteering takes place – bringing the excitement, fun and skills of navigation at speed to a wider public by holding events more locally, including in or near urban areas, closer to where they live or can reach in the time they wish to devote, and with less environmental impact arising from travel to events.
- Winning more places on the podiums at international competitions – stressing the competitive nature of the sport and increasing our already creditable success by winning more medals and podium places internationally.
Find out more about British Orienteering.
Contact British Orienteering
Tel: 07891 091 662
Lincoln Orienteering Group
Lincoln Orienteering Group (LOG), is a small, friendly club based in the eastern part of the EMOA (East Midlands Orienteering Association) region and affiliated nationally to British Orienteering. LOG host a range of local orienteering events around the central and southern parts of Lincolnshire and hold weekly training sessions for everyone, from beginners through to experienced orienteers.
Find out more about Lincoln Orienteering Group.