Northern Navigators Orienteering Club

formerly Lanchester Orienteers

previously Browney Waders

established 1969

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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 results:

16.02.20 - Shaftoe Crags (local event) simple results

16.02.20 - Shaftoe Crags (local event) splits

26.12.19 - Houghall Woods (local event) simple results

26.12.19 - Houghall Woods (local event) controls visited

Future NN activities:

Next NN committee: details to be announced

Next NN club night: details to be announced

Next NN event: 07.06.20 - details tba


01.03.20 - (Sun) Slaley Hall Estate (NATO Regional event) - Yvette Baker Heat

07.03.20 - (Sat) Denton Burn (NATO local event) - Winter LOP series

11.03.20 - (Wed) Wylam (NATO local event) - Night owls series

15.03.20 - (Sun) Fixby & Bradley, Huddersfield (EPOC National event) - CompassSport Cup & Trophy

Major events:

21.03.20 - (Sat) Golden Valley & Cognor Wood, Haslemere (SEOA Major event) - British Orienteering Champs

22.03.20 - (Sun) Iron Hill & Parkgate Rough, Haslemere (SEOA Major event) - British Relay Champs

10.04.20 - (Fri) Stockton Riverside (NEOA Major event) - The JK Festival (Sprint)

11.04.20 - (Sat) Sneaton Forest West, Whitby (NEOA Major event) - The JK Festival (Middle distance)

12.04.20 - (Sun) Pickering (NEOA Major event) - The JK Festival (Long distance)

13.04.20 - (Mon) Hutton Mulgrave & Skelder, Whitby (NEOA Major event) - The JK Festival (Relays)

Next MLN event:

11.3.20 - (Wed) High Pike - details tba, 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, but will generally need pre-event security clearance if held on MOD land. Further information is available from the current League Secretary, (Capt.Al Mathers).

Other events:

See British Orienteering fixtures page for events further afield.

Latest News:

(see Old news section for older news items)

Orienteering training videos - posted 10.2.20

South London Orienteers have been releasing a series of get up to speed videos, presented by members of the GB Orienteering team, focussing on some key skills. There are currently eight available and all can be seen on YouTube.


CompassSport Cup & Trophy, 15.3.20 - posted 4.1.20

This is a team competition and the club will be entered in the Trophy. There are two possible venues - Fixby & Bradley, Huddersfield (EPOC) or Breasty Haw and Bowkerstead, Satterthwaite (LOC) - both roughly the same distance from Newcastle. Debby Warren is the club team captain and will be in touch shortly to ascertain your availability to take part. Being a small club it is important that we have a good representation from our membership to be competitive. Please keep this date free in your diary.