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Beginners 'On the Day' checklist (PDF)

Advice for Beginners and Orienteering Jargon..
Not sure what the course colours mean? See the British Orienteering Newcomers Guide for this and other essential information.

And here's a 'must read' for anyone new to the sport (and even thoseĀ of us who aren't)
Orienteering Jargon - an explanation of all the common orienteering words.

SI Cards, dibbers, controls, kites, punching..... eh?
Anyone new to the sport might well wonder what the heck it's all about.
Rather than read a lengthy description, all you need to do is watch this - then Come and Try It!!
Scottish 6 Days Orienteering 2017, Day 1

Get Up To Speed!
'Think Fast, Run Hard, Go Orienteering' - a series of YouTube videos from SLOW (South London Orienteers).

Map symbols and control descriptions.. and all manner of info, including articles and videos, at
You don't have to be new to orienteering to find this useful.

Get a preview of some orienteering maps on RouteGadget - and see some of the routes runners have chosen!

You can do it in towns too! Fancy a go at urban orienteering? Take a look at the map from Penrith Urban Nopesport Final.

It's a truly international sport!
The World Orienteering Championships were held in the Inverness area in 2015 - see a selection of videos here on YouTube
The IOF (International Orienteering Federation) website has orienteering news from all over the world, and resources include a video library.

British Orienteering

North West Orienteering Association

Orienteering in the Lake District

British Schools Orienteering Association

British Orienteering Ranking List

Britain's National Orienteering Magazine

Online Orienteering Community

Event Timing
free UK orienteering event listing service

Ollie's Map
searchable fixtures list

Active Cumbria
The Sport and Physical Activity Partnership

Forestry Commission
Forestry Commission home page

Lake District National Park
"England's largest National Park"

The Woodland Trust
"Standing up for Trees"

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