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 Safe Orienteering

Following guidance from British Orienteering we are resuming orienteering responsibly and within the relevant Government guidance. Full details can be found on the BOF COVID webpage and on our event webpages.

Stay Safe.

Diary dates

Sunday 13 JuneKeyne-O 2, Loughton Valley
Saturday 26 JuneGreensand Ridge Relay
Saturday 11 SeptemberMilton Keynes Urban
Sunday 14 NovemberPriory Park EAL Event

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Latest updates

Results for our Shenley Wood event on 2nd May are now available.

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

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