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Results for Howe Park Wood Keyne-O now available.

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Congratulations ...

to Robert Dove for his map of Rushmere being Highly Commended in the Chichester Trophy section of the 2014 Map Awards. As Robert says "Many thanks to my fellow mappers Steve Hardy, Ian McDonnell and Antonio Franco who played an important part in the survey and initial drawing." Well done all!

Rushmere - venue for SMOC's EA League event.

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 KeyneO series of events held in the parks of Milton Keynes? Or come along to our Club Nights on Thursdays.

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.