New to Orienteering?
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. Watch this video clip for a good introduction to this exciting sport.
South Midlands Orienteering Club was founded in 1986 and has over 130 members living mostly in the Milton Keynes / Bedford / Luton area of the United Kingdom. The Club is affiliated to British Orienteering and the East Anglian Orienteering Association.
Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds. Recently SMOC hosted the British Sprint Orienteering Championships in Campbell Park. However the most challenging orienteering takes place in remote areas which have demanding terrain and fewer paths.
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