Want to get started? Our Summer Series events on Saturday mornings are a great introduction to orienteering. They all take place around Southampton, Portsmouth and Eastleigh so are very easy to get to. Find out more about the Summer Series.
Southampton Orienteering Club (SOC) is the orienteering club for Hampshire, the New Forest and surrounding areas, including the towns of Winchester, Southampton, Portsmouth, Eastleigh, Romsey, Petersfield, Gosport and Fareham.
Orienteering is a sport that combines outdoor adventure with map reading and navigational skills. Competitors navigate through countryside, parks or streets with the aid of a compass and specially produced map. The successful orienteer balances speed and navigation to locate checkpoints accurately and quickly.
We organise regular orienteering events throughout the year and offer training and coaching for all levels from families and beginners through to experienced runners covering all ages and levels of fitness. Whether you want to compete with the best or just challenge yourself, we will do our best to help you achieve your aims.
Have you recently completed one of our permanent orienteering courses? Claim your free certificate now!
Do you want to know more about Southampton Orienteering Club? - see our Club Information page.
Do you want to know more about orienteering? - see our Getting Started page.
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