"A cross-country race in which competitors use a map and compass to find their way through unfamiliar territory"
That's a start, but there's more to it than that - Border Liners Orienteering Club runs a series of events throughout the year, suitable for all ages and abilities, in great locations, in North and East Cumbria, so come along and give it a go - you don't need to be a member.
There are always friendly club members willing to offer help and advice. Improve your fitness, enjoy the views, indulge your competitive streak!
Events that are particularly suitable for beginners and young families will be highlighted. These are usually small, informal meetings with two courses on offer. A short course of around 2 or 3k, and a longer hard course for advanced orienteers.
This is a sport the whole family can participate in.
Monthly Events 2013
Suitable for all - kids, families, beginner adults, runners, experienced orienteers.
One hard and one easy course. Advice available.
YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF OUR EVENTS.
Details of these and other BL fixtures here...
BOF (the British Orienteering Federation) have a useful BOF Newcomer's Guide
Come along to one of our events and learn as you go along!
You don't need to be a member...
...find out more by using our Contact form
Young orienteers enjoy the Sunday sunshine at the Coombs Wood event on Sunday March 13th 2011
Orienteering: Skills - Techniques - Training
Crowood Sports Guides – Orienteering
By Carol McNeill
ISBN 978 – 1 – 84797 – 206 – 4
£9.99 from Crowood Press via their website, Harvey’s and other ‘O’ shops
Over 200 maps & photographs in full colour.
Carol McNeill boasts a long and successful career in orienteering, and has wide experience in coaching. Her book begins with an introduction to the sport, and has sections covering the basic skills right through to advanced techniques. Lots of practical information and advice.