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
Anytime orienteering opportunities
Anytime Braintree Bocking Braintree Virtual course
Anytime Braintree South Braintree Virtual 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 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
Anytime Coggeshall Summer Series 2024 Coggeshall, Braintree Virtual course
Anytime HIghwoods Summer '24 Colchester Virtual course
Anytime Stanway West 2024 Colchester Virtual course
Anytime Maldon South 2024 Maldon 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 24 Jul Summer 2024 MapRun League - Histon WAOC Histon Local
Wed 7 Aug Summer 2024 MapRun League - Sawston WAOC Sawston Local
Sun 11 Aug SPSS Clare - Clare Country Park and Town SUFFOC Clare Local
Sun 1 Sept Yaxley Urban event - Yaxley, Peterborough WAOC Yaxley, Peterborough Regional
Sun 8 Sept HAVOC Regional & SWELL Event - Dagnam Park HAVOC Harold Hill Regional
Sun 29 Sept WAOC local event - Cambourne WAOC Cambourne Local
Sun 6 Oct Bury St Edmunds Urban - Bury St Edmunds SUFFOC Bury St Edmunds Regional
Sun 27 Oct HAVOC EAL + SWELL - Weald Country Park HAVOC Brentwood Regional
Sun 17 Nov Mildenhall North - Mildenhall North WAOC Mildenhall Regional
Sun 1 Dec Tunstall Forest (new area) EAL - Tunstall SUFFOC Woodbridge Regional

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…