We are a small and friendly orienteering club covering the M11 corridor: NE London and SW Essex. We welcome new members of any age and ability.
If you have any questions, please email Dave Norman via firstname.lastname@example.org
Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport that exercises your mind and your body. It is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The aim is to navigate between checkpoints marked on a special orienteering map (click here to see an explanation of the symbols used on the map). There is no set route so the skill and fun come from trying to find the quickest way to go. In terms of equipment you will need a compass, lightweight running kit (with full leg cover in forested areas), some training shoes with a good grip and a whistle (to summon help in the event of a fall). If you are taking part in a competitive event you will also need an electronic dibber, which you can hire.
We have a range of permanent and virtual orienteering courses available which you can enjoy whenever suits you. The permanent courses are typically in rural areas like Harlow Town Park and the River Lee Country Park: click here for details. Our virtual courses are mostly in urban districts in the NE London area (e.g. Leyton): to see a list of virtual courses near you, click here.
These permanent and virtual courses are a great way to learn about orienteering, as are our coaching sessions in Epping Forest. Further details of these sessions are on our Training page.
To see a list of upcoming competitive fixtures, see below or go to our Fixtures page.
Our next event is at Hainault Forest on 24 March.
On 27 April we will be holding a free ‘Come and Try It’ event at Wanstead Park, aimed at beginners.
See our Fixtures page for details.