SMOC - South Midlands Orienteering Club
Palladian Bridge.

National Trust Stowe

Our next event is ..

Club Night Mini Event .. at Furzton Lake

on Thursday 9th June at 7:00pm. Go to our Events page to find out more

Our next major event is the MK Urban on 25th June


Orienteering is a challenging outdoor adventure sport enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. Orienteering uses a specially drawn map to navigate between control points in a set order. It's enjoyed by young and old alike with courses for different abilities and is a great way to enjoy the countryside whilst testing both fitness and brains. You can run, jog or walk, you decide your own pace. Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to parks, suburban estates and even city centres. However the most challenging orienteering takes place in remote areas which have demanding terrain and fewer paths.

About the club

South Midlands Orienteering Club was founded in 1986 and has over 100 members living mostly in the Milton Keynes / Bedford / Northampton / Luton area of the United Kingdom. The Club is affiliated to British Orienteering and the East Anglian Orienteering Association.

New to Orienteering?

Are you new to the sport or simply want to come and see what it is all about? Why not try our Keyne-O series of events held in the parks of Milton Keynes? Or come along to one of our Club Nights.

Read our newcomers guide.

Find out how to join SMOC.

Diary dates

Sunday 1st JanuaryNew Year Mini Event and Party
Friday 6th JanuaryCommittee Meeting
2017Keyne-O fixture list now revealed

View all fixtures

New O tops

Our new O tops have arrived! Come along to Keyne-O to collect yours.

British Sprint and Middle Distance Championships

11th/12th June

Eleven SMOCies are off to two of the big events of the year. The Sprint Championships are being held in the Olympic Park - a unique opportunity to run around this historic area. The next day the Middle Champs are at Leith Hill - there's going to be some serious climb involved.

In 2017 the British Sprint Champs come to Milton Keynes. Our very own Campbell Park will host around 1000 entrants; the preparations are already underway.