Orienteering alternatives

Due to entry limits imposed due to the current restrictions, we are only able to provide entries to our events for club members. There are still other opportunities to get out there and enjoy the essence of the sport, whether you're a seasoned orienteer looking to hone their skills, a runner seeking an alternative to that cancelled race, or a family looking for something to keep the children entertained.

Permanent Courses 

Permanent Course controlThe club has five permanent courses spread throughout our area. Each has a selection of pre-planned courses making use of the permanent marker posts that you can tackle at a time of your choosing. For most, maps can now be downloaded for you to print at home. See the individual page for each area for more details.


MapRun screenshotMapRun is a free mobile phone app which, having selected a course, will notify you when you're in the correct location for each control (unlike a permanent course, there is no marker on the ground). The club has a back catalogue of MapRun courses available which you can participate in at any time. Most use urban areas with a simplified map which you can either view on your phone or download to print out. Once completed, you can compare your time and route with other participants.

Whether you choose a permanent course or MapRun, please be courteous to other users of the area and make sure you follow the government guidelines, particularly with regard to social distancing.

Anderwood - this Sunday

There are currently a few slots left for the afternoon (Wessex) session this Sunday. SOC members are welcome to take these. You can enter as SOC and will need to use the pass code which is in the members area. Entries close at midnight today.

Farley Mount

Entries for the club event at Farley Mount on Sunday 8th November will open at 20:00 today. Enter quickly to secure your place!