Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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Page last updated 21.4.17


and welcome to the Northern Navigators Orienteering Club website. If you are new to orienteering and would like to know more then please visit the British Orienteering website, where there is a wealth of information for those new to the sport. However, if you would like to find out more about our club, or are interested in joining us, then please read on or contact our Membership Secretary.

Recent NN events:

Latest NN results05.03.17 - Bishop Auckland Park (Level D) simple results
 05.03.17 - Bishop Auckland Park (Level D) splits
 05.03.17 - Bishop Auckland Park (Level D) Odds & Evens controls
 05.03.17 - Bishop Auckland Park photos courtesy of Dougie Nisbet

Future activities:

Next NN committee details tba
Next NN club night27.04.17 (Thurs) details tba
Next NN event30.04.17 (Sun) Chopwell Woodland Park (NN level D)
Next local events23.04.17 (Sun) Morpeth Gathering (NATO level D) NEUL event
 30.04.17 (Sun) Chopwell Woodland Park (NN level D)
 02.05.17 (Tues eve) Cowpen Bewley, Billingham (CLOK level D) Summer series
 13.05.17 (Sat) Silverlink, N.Tyneside (NATO level D) Spring LOP series
 14.05.17 (Sun) Sneaton, nr Whitby (CLOK level C) details tba
Major events6-7.5.17 (Sat/Sun) British Champs + Relays (NWOA) - High Dam / Summer House Knott
Other eventsSee British Orienteering fixtures page for events further afield.
NE LeaguesNEOA currently operates two leagues NEOL & NEUL - details can be found here.
Next MLN event3.5.17 (Wed) Catterick Garrison - Harris team event, pre-entry required


MLN (Military League North) details can be found on the British Army Orienteering Club page and results can normally be found here.

Events are generally held on a Wednesday and are usually open to the public. Further information is available from the current League Secretary, (Capt.Tony Ryder).

Latest News:

(see Old news section for older news)

British Orienteering 50 years old – almost! - posted 31.3.17
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of the British Orienteering Federation. The inaugural meeting was held at 7.30 p.m. on 17 June 1967 in Barnard Castle, and the first British Orienteering Championships were held in Hamsterley Forest, Co. Durham the following day. For a fuller report click here.
World Orienteering Day - posted 21.3.17
The date for the next World Orienteering Day has been set for May 24th 2017. Details of pre-registered events can be found here.
CompassSport Trophy results - posted 12.3.17
A tremendous effort by the NN team saw us narrowly beaten into third place by much bigger teams from NATO and CLARO. Well done to all members who helped contribute and well done to CLARO who carry our best wishes in their trip to the final. Full results can be found on the CLOK website.
CompassSport Cup & Trophy 2017 - posted 24.2.17
The first round of the CSCup & Trophy is to be held on Sunday, 12th March this year, hosted by CLOK at Cringle and Cold Moors on the NW edge of the North York Moors near Carlton in Cleveland. Debbie Warren is the current club team captain and is co-ordinating team entries. Details of the event can be found on the CLOK website.
NE Night Championships - 4.2.17 - posted 5.2.17
The NE Night Championships were held at Stocksfield on Saturday, 4th February. Although night events appeal to only a limited number of people the following club members managed to win their classes and become NE Night Champions for 2017 - Saskia Warren (Womens Open), Nigel Wright (Mens Vets), Debby Warren (Womens Vets) and Jeneba Hampshire-Wright (Womens U16) - well done. Full results can be found on the NATO website.
For those interested in night events, the Northern Night Champs are to be held at Knapton, nr Malton on Saturday, 18th February and the British Night Champs are to be held at Great Tower, nr Newby Bridge on Saturday, 25th February.
The Northern Championships (day) are to be held at Bigland, nr Newby Bridge on Sunday, 26th February.
Shaftoe Crags 29.1.17 - posted 29.1.17
This was the first event in the NEOL for 2017 held on a brisk winters day, although it did brighten up once the event got underway. Apart from the queues at registration and a few problems with 'dead' E-tags things seemed to be going well. The number of competitors who turned up caught us out a bit and a strain was put on the number of maps printed. This is nornmally based on previous events on the area and other NEOL events so should generally have been sufficient. Fortunately a few competitors agreed to us re-cycling their map which helped us out of an embarrassing situation and we are grateful to them for that. Electronic copies of those maps have been sent out, but if anybody has been missed them let me, Rob Mckenna know and I will forward one to you.