Southampton Orienteering Club (SOC) is part of the regional body, SCOA, the South Central Orienteering Association and is a member club of British Orienteering, the National Governing body for orienteering in the UK.
Southampton Orienteering Club was founded in 1968 so has now been going for over 40 years! Its some 200 members are based throughout the whole of South Hampshire: they range from families who enjoy a ramble around a wayfaring course at a local event to fit athletes of widely varying ages, who can hold their own in international competition.
Joining the Club
If you would like to know more or are interested in joining us please contact our Membership Secretary, Barbara Davidson via the Contact Form or contact any of the committee.
Further information about the different memberships offered can be found here.
SOC host one major annual regional event (November Classic) plus several District events, Saturday informal events (including the annual Southampton Summer Series), Thursday evening club nights plus various social events. For forthcoming events, see the Events page.
We are fortunate in having most of the New Forest within our boundary. Here we find some of the best orienteering terrain in the South of England. The forest is always used for our main event of the year, the 'November Classic', when around 1000 competitors take part. SOC have also mapped many areas in the county including Farley Mount and Queen Elizabeth Country Park which are used for smaller events.
SOC is organised by a Committee which is elected by the club at an annual AGM. See Committee for more details.
As well as this website, SOC have their own magazine/newsletter, which is published bi-monthly.