All the orienteering opportunities in the area, including competitive Events and Virtual and Permanent courses that are available anytime.

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Date Venue (select to view) Near Type
Wed 7 Dec Basildon - Northlands Park SOS/HAVOC Mid-Week Winter Series 2022-23 Basildon Local event
Tue 13 Dec Event 5 Bocking/Braintree SOS/HAVOC Mid-Week Winter Series 2022-23 Braintree Local event
2023 Events
Sun 1 Jan Highwoods Country Park New Year Novelty Colchester Local event
Sun 19 Mar Danbury Common SOS Colour Coded and ESSOL Danbury Regional event
Sun 21 May Harwich Urban National and East Anglia Urban Leagues Harwich National event
Sun 2 Jul Writtle Forest SOS Colour Coded and East Anglan League Writtle Regional event
Anytime orienteering opportunities
Anytime Braintree Bocking Braintree Virtual course
Anytime Braintree South Braintree Virtual course
Anytime Chelmer Village Chelmsford Virtual course
Anytime Danbury June 2020 Danbury Virtual course
Anytime Danbury Autumn 2020 Danbury Virtual course
Anytime Fordham Hall Estate POC Colchester Permanent course
Anytime Great Notley Country Park, MapRun Braintree Virtual course
Anytime Great Notley Country Park POC Braintree Permanent course
Anytime Halstead Halstead Virtual course
Anytime High Woods POC Colchester Permanent course
Anytime Hylands Park POC Chelmsford Permanent course
Anytime Maldon Maldon Virtual course
Anytime Maldon Promenade Park POC Maldon Permanent course
Anytime Tiptree Heath POC Tiptree Permanent course
Anytime Wivenhoe Park and Woods Colchester Virtual course
Anytime South Woodham Ferrers Winter 2022 Long & Short South Woodham Ferrers Virtual course

Neighbouring clubs events

Nearby events can be found based on a postcode via Ollie O'Brien's UK Orienteering Races Map (centred on the CA1 postcode as an example), or the following list sorted by date. These clubs may also have Virtual and Permanent courses of their own.

Note. Links below will open the event details that are on the British Orienteering website in a new tab or window.

Date Event name (select to view) Club Near Level
Wed 7 Dec HAVOC-SOS Winter Series No.4 - Basildon-Northlands Park HAVOC Basildon Local
Wed 4 Jan HAVOC-SOS Winter Series No.6 - Brentwood South HAVOC Brentwood Local
Sat 7 Jan Park-O Wandlebury - Wandlebury Country Park WAOC Cambridge Local
Sun 8 Jan Knettishall - Knettishall Heath SUFFOC Thetford Regional
Sun 15 Jan WAOC 50th Anniversary event - Maulden Wood WAOC Bedford Regional
Wed 1 Feb HAVOC-SOS Winter Series No.8 - Brentwood North HAVOC Brentwood Local
Sat 4 Feb Park-O Coldhams Common - Coldhams Common WAOC Cambridge Local
Sun 5 Feb Tangham EA Champs - Rendlesham Forest SUFFOC Woodbridge Regional
Sun 19 Feb Icenian Day 2 - Croxton Heath - Croxton Heath WAOC Thetford Regional
Wed 1 Mar HAVOC-SOS Winter Series No.10 - Shenfield HAVOC Shenfield Local

Orienteering Events

Local events are usually low key and in the 'localised' area, ideal for newcomers to try the sport and Training events are non competitive and used for training and coaching, aimed at members of the club, but they can attract people from neighbouring clubs, and are often ideal for newcomers to try the sport. Regional events attract participants from around the local Region, National events are high quality competitions that will attract people from far away, Major events are Major Events such as a British Championships.

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Virtual Orienteering Courses

The MapRun orienteering app allows you to take part in “Virtual” orienteering courses using the GPS in your smartphone (or watch) at a time convenient for yourself.
You run a course using either the map on your phone screen or a paper version, and your phone will beep when you reach the correct location of each control.

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Permanent Orienteering Courses

If you’d like to try orienteering while socially distancing, then a permanent course might be just right for you. It enables you to follow a map and find the controls in your own time.

Your challenge is to discover checkpoints in the form of posts or plaques, in forests, heathlands, parks and green spaces across the UK.

Read more about Permanent Orienteering Courses…