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 17 Apr S' Series No.1 Gloucester Park SOS/HAVOC Summer Mid-Week Series 2024 Basildon Local event
Wed 1 May S' Series No.2 Coggeshall SOS/HAVOC Summer Mid-Week Series 2024 Coggeshall Local event
Thu 16 May S' Series No.3 Harold Hill SOS/HAVOC Summer Mid-Week Series 2024 Harold Hill Local event
Sun 19 May Chelmsford City Urban Chelmsford Regional event
Wed 29 May Summer Series No.4 Highwoods SOS/HAVOC Summer Mid-Week Series 2024 Colchester Local event
Thu 13 Jun Summer Series No.5 Rainham SOS/HAVOC Summer Mid-Week Series 2024 Rainham Local event
Wed 26 Jun Summer Series No.6 Colchester SOS/HAVOC Summer Mid-Week Series 2024 Colchester Local event
Thu 11 Jul S' Series No.7 Sth Ockendon SOS/HAVOC Summer Mid-Week Series 2024 Local event
Wed 17 Jul S' Series No8 TBC SOS/HAVOC Summer Mid-Week Series 2024 Maldon TBC Local event
Anytime orienteering opportunities
Anytime Braintree Bocking Braintree Virtual course
Anytime Braintree South Braintree 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 Promenade Park POC Maldon Permanent course
Anytime Tiptree Heath POC Tiptree Permanent course
Anytime South Woodham Ferrers Winter 2023, Score Long & Short South Woodham Ferrers Virtual course
Anytime Harwich Heritage Trails Harwich Virtual course
Anytime Moulsham Winter 2023 Long & Short Chelmsford Virtual course
Anytime Hatfield Peverel - Winter Series 2023/24 Hatfield Peverel 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 17 Apr HAVOC-SOS Summer Series No.1 - Gloucester Park HAVOC Basildon Local
Sun 21 Apr Ickworth Park (incorporating Yvette Baker heat) - Ickworth Park SUFFOC Bury St Edmunds Regional
Wed 24 Apr Map Run League 2024 - Milton WAOC Cambridge Local
Sun 12 May SPSS Clare - Clare Country Park and Town SUFFOC Clare Local
Wed 15 May Map Run League 2024 - East Chesterton WAOC Cambridge Local
Thu 16 May HAVOC-SOS Summer Series No.3 - Harold Hill HAVOC Harold Hill Local
Sun 2 Jun SPSS Holywells and Landseer - Holywells and Landseer Parks SUFFOC Ipswich Local
Sun 2 Jun HAVOC SWELL - Hornchurch Country Park HAVOC Hornchurch Regional
Sun 9 Jun Bedford Urban based at Mill Meadows - Mill Meadows WAOC Bedford Regional
Wed 12 Jun Map Run League 2024 - Fen Ditton & Stourbridge Common WAOC Cambridge 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…