SMOC - South Midlands Orienteering Club
Salcey Forest


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.

Covid-19 and our Orienteering.

Following guidance from British Orienteering we have cancelled all orienteering events and activities until August. This includes our popular Keyne-O series events, club nights, the Greensands Ridge Relay in June and our Urban event in August. We hope to resume activities in the Autumn but will keep the situation under review.

Stay Safe.

Diary dates

Sunday 5 AprilKeyne-O


Saturday 2 MayKeyne-O


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Latest updates

Missing running in the forests? Yes! Read Sandra Mather's report on an international virtual orienteering event, held over Easter.

Results for CompassSport Cup/Trophy now online

Ian Byrne reflects on using public transport and bike to get to O events... prompting us all to give it a go, especially where the alternative is a solo car journey.

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