Summer Orienteering

The Wessex Region Summer Series 2018

What is it?

A series of 14 orienteering events brought to you by four local clubs.

Orienteering is an exciting and challenging outdoor sport that exercises mind and body.

The aim is to navigate between control points marked on an orienteering map.

In competitive orienteering the challenge is to complete the course in the quickest time choosing your own best route.

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to get outdoors, get active and have fun.

As a recreational activity, it doesn’t matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run or walk making progress at your own pace on the courses planned to suit you.

Families can have fun together while out in the fresh air and learning the basics of navigation. Kids love to find those checkpoints!

Where and when?

The events are in Dorset, Wiltshire & South Hampshire from April until August.

See the list of events below for timings and locations.

The map is interactive. Click on an event marker to see more details and directions.

Click the map marker for event details and directions

1

Monday 9th April

Salvation Army Centre, Fordingbridge

  • Starts: 18:00 - 19:00
  • Postcode: SP6 1HT
  • Organising club: WIM
  • Coaching and course for newcomers
  • 60 minute score for orienteers
  • Adults £5
  • Juniors and families £2
  • Results

2

Saturday 14th April

Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Salisbury

  • Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Postcode: SP1 3NR
  • Organising club: Sarum
  • Coaching and course for newcomers
  • 60 minute score for orienteers
  • Adults £5
  • Juniors and families £2
  • Results

3

Saturday 21st April

Royal Victoria Country Park, Southampton

  • Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Postcode: SO31 5GA
  • Organising club: SOC
  • Coaching and course for newcomers
  • 60 minute score for orienteers
  • Adults £5
  • Juniors and families £2
  • Results

4

Saturday 5th May

Littledown, Bournemouth

  • Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Postcode: BH7 7DX
  • Organising club: WSX
  • Coaching and course for newcomers
  • 60 minute score for orienteers
  • Adults £5
  • Juniors and families £2
  • Details

5

Saturday 12th May

Telegraph Woods, Southampton

  • Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Postcode: SO30 3XJ
  • Organising club: SOC
  • Coaching and course for newcomers
  • 60 minute score for orienteers
  • Adults £5
  • Juniors and families £2
  • Details

6

Monday 4th June

Ringwood

  • Starts: 18:00 - 19:00
  • Postcode: BH24 1JS
  • Organising club: WIM
  • Coaching and course for newcomers
  • 60 minute score for orienteers
  • Adults £5
  • Juniors and families £2

7

Sunday 10th June

Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre

  • Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Postcode: SO15 7AY
  • Organising club: SOC
  • Coaching and course for newcomers
  • 60 minute score for orienteers
  • Adults £5
  • Juniors and families £2
  • Details

8

Saturday 23rd June

Potterne Park, Verwood

  • Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Postcode: BH21 6RS
  • Organising club: WIM
  • Coaching and course for newcomers
  • 60 minute score for orienteers
  • Public - free!
  • British Orienteering adult members £5
  • British Orienteering junior members £2

9

Saturday 30th June

Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh

  • Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Postcode: SO50 5PE
  • Organising club: SOC
  • Coaching and course for newcomers
  • 60 minute score for orienteers
  • Adults £5
  • Juniors and families £2
  • Details

10

Sunday 8th July

Dinton Park

  • Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Postcode: SP3 5EW
  • Organising club: SARUM
  • Coaching and course for newcomers
  • Relay event for orienteers
  • Adults £5
  • Juniors and families £2
  • Details

11

Sunday 15th July

Upton Country Park, Poole

  • Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Postcode: BH17 7BJ
  • Organising club: WSX
  • Coaching and course for newcomers
  • Relay event for orienteers
  • Adults £5
  • Juniors and families £2

12

Thursday 9th August

Steamer Point Nature Reserve, Christchurch

  • Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Postcode: BH21 6RS
  • Organising club: WSX
  • Coaching and course for newcomers
  • 60 minute score for orienteers
  • Public - free!
  • British Orienteering adult members £5
  • British Orienteering junior members £2

13

Sunday 12th August

Tinney's Firs, near Downton

  • Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Postcode: SP5 2LP
  • Organising club: SARUM
  • Coaching and course for newcomers
  • 60 minute score for orienteers
  • Adults £5
  • Juniors and families £2
  • Barbecue & Prizegiving
  • Details

14

Tuesday 14th August

By the Way, Wimborne

  • Starts: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Postcode: BH21 2BZ
  • Organising club: WIM
  • Coaching and course for newcomers
  • 60 minute score for orienteers
  • Public - free!
  • British Orienteering adult members £5
  • British Orienteering junior members £2

Your local orienteering clubs

SARUM Orienteering Club (SARUM)

Sarum Orienteering Club is based in South and West Wiltshire. We welcome people of all ages and abilities. We pride ourselves on being a family friendly club, providing training for those new to orienteering and hold a variety of events which will help develop skills and greater interest in our sport. We compete in competitions nationwide, providing opportunities for competitors of all ages and abilities to run in relays, compete for national trophies and improve their national rankings. For those interested in the wider skills associated with our sport, we hold our own events where you can organise, plan or control events. We hold regular training events for both seniors and juniors and also have a thriving Junior Club which meets on a Monday after school.

Take a look at our website for more information about us and how we can help you get started with orienteering.

Southampton Orienteering Club (SOC)

SOC is the orienteering club for Hampshire, the New Forest and surrounding areas, including the towns of Winchester, Southampton, Portsmouth, Eastleigh, Romsey, Petersfield, Gosport and Fareham.

We organise regular orienteering events throughout the year and offer training and coaching for all levels from families and beginners through to experienced runners covering all ages and levels of fitness. Whether you want to compete with the best or just challenge yourself, we will do our best to help you achieve your aims.

Check out our website for more information.

Wessex Orienteering Club (WSX)

We are an orienteering club based mainly in the Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch area of Dorset and currently have about 60 members, ranging from complete novices to very experienced orienteers.

The club organises a number of events throughout the year, including orienteering races, training sessions, evening street and park events and relays. Additionally, there are a large number of orienteering events staged all over South-West and Southern England that are organised by other clubs. Lifts to events can often be arranged if transport is a problem.

Take a look at our website for more about us and how we can help get you started with orienteering.

Wimborne Orienteers (WIM)

Founded in 1970, Wimborne Orienteers is a small but active orienteering club covering most of East and North Dorset from Ringwood in the east to Wimborne and up as far as Blandford & Gillingham in the North.

During most of the year except July & August, we hold regular beginners coaching sessions for novices and beginners in conjunction with Moors Valley Country Park, usually on the second Saturday of every month. More details are available from the Moors Valley Visitors Centre.

See our website for more details.

Contact us

If you have any questions please contact us by email: summer@socweb.org