Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves navigating around a course using a detailed map and sometimes a compass.
The aim is to navigate between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time.
It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can go at your own pace.
We have a number of locations where you can go orienteering at any time that suits you.
Permanent / Virtual courses that have physical marker posts and Virtual courses available.
Virtual Urban courses (using the MapRun app) have nothing visible but your phone beeps when you are in the right spot.
All events have courses for beginners.
KNC18 Perry Wood… wet, very wet, but the rain stopped for the event, leaving a clear but cool evening for a good run around the large 1:5000 map. Thank you to Simon Blanchflower for the map rescaling and reframing. I hope you found the larger features easier to see in the dark, if you did let Mark G…
We're running an Orienteering skills session for Saxons members to coincide with the upcoming KOL event at Kingswood on 9th March.
A super team turnout of 35 souls ensured a good showing at this year's Compass Sport Cup Heat held at Esher Common on Sunday 18th Feb. Saxons beat off strong competition from MV, SOC and BKO to take the win by a massive 21 points.
The Winter Term newsletter is now available. Contains details of upcoming events, the South East Junior Squad trip to Oslo, the 2024 British Schools Orienteering Championships, orienteering teaching activities, and details of the 2024 Medway Senior School Games Orienteering event.
We have three exciting team events this spring that Saxons members can get involved in. Join us for the CSC, JK Relays and British Relay Championships. Deadline for JK Relay entry is 8th March! Find out more details on how to enter each event below...
We are a friendly club, always keen to welcome new members whatever their age, fitness or ability. Saxons organise orienteering events in Kent and East Sussex and all events have courses suitable for beginners.